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Voting for the 2022 World Sailing Awards is now open

Voting for the 2022 World Sailing Awards is now open

by World Sailing Sep 28 09:41 PDT
October 25, 2022

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The 2022 World Sailing Awards – celebrating outstanding achievement and outstanding contributions across the sport of sailing – are now open for online voting!

This year’s awards include the 2022 Rolex World Sailor of the Year, World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award, Team of the Year and Boat of the Year and will be unveiled at the awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

You can give your opinion on the winner of the Rolex World Sailor of the Year and the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award. Vote here.


The Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2022: Men’s and Women’s categories

A total of nine athletes – world champions, Olympic medalists and world record holders – have been shortlisted this year.

The winners will see their name engraved on the emblematic marble and silver trophy representing the terrestrial globe, crowned with five silver spinnakers representing the continents, as well as a memory that they will keep forever close to them.

The finalists for the Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2022 are:


Female category

  • Helene Noesmoen (FRA)
  • Odile van Aanholt and Annette Duetz (NED)
  • Caterina Marianna Banti (ITA)


Male category

  • Ruggero Tita (Italy)
  • Jean-Baptiste Bernaz (FRA)
  • Nicolas Goyard (FRA)
  • Bart Lambriex and Floris van der Werken (NED)


World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award

The World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award celebrates the implementation of high-impact, highly repeatable sustainability initiatives aligned with World Sailing’s 2030 sustainability agenda.

One of the four shortlisted projects will win the $10,000 prize to fund its ongoing sustainability efforts as well as the iconic trophy.

Four outstanding finalists have been shortlisted for the 2022 World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award, representing the full spectrum of global sustainability initiatives in sailing and the maritime industry.

The 2022 nominees are:

  • The flipflopi project
  • Ecomar Foundation
  • EurILCA Sustainability Program
  • green boats


team of the year

The Team of the Year award will be given to a crew of two or more sailors from all sailing categories and celebrates teams that personify the sporting values ​​of integrity, ambition, resilience and ingenuity.


boat of the year

The World Sailing Boat of the Year award will be given in recognition of outstanding boat design, innovative concepts and groundbreaking technological advances that are changing the face of sailing, pioneering change across the world.

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