Maximilian Soh (SIN) the Team Red Dot skipper came from behind in the later half of the tournament, first by beating favourites Sam Gilmour (AUS), and then pushing another Australian Matthew Jerwood to five races before triumphing in the semi-final.
Australian Mathew Belcher and New Zealanders Jo Aleh & Olivia 'Polly' Powrie were named male and female winners of the 2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards during a ceremony held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman on Tuesday 12 November.
Johnny Heineken has taken Kiteboard Course Racing to another level and established himself as the man to beat. The only problem is, no one has been able to achieve that over the nomination period as Heineken holds a perfect record.
The pin-up boy of ocean racing François Gabart (FRA) sailed into the history books on 27 January 2013 when, at 29-years-old, he completed the gruelling Vendée Globe track in record time to become the youngest winner of the round the world race.