ISAF-ROLEX-WORLD-SAILOR-OF-THE-YEAR-TROPHY-AT-THE-FORT-SAN-FELIPE-DEL-MORRO-SAN-JUAN-by-daniel-ForsterThe International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and Rolex announced nominees for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2013 yesterday, including kite course racers, John and Erika Heineken.ISAF received nominations for the 2013 Awards from across the world for sailors representing all aspects of the sport. The nominees are put forward based on achievements made during the qualifying period from 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013.

NOMINEES:

MEN:
Mathew Belcher (AUS)
François Gabart (FRA)
Johnny Heineken (USA)
Paul Larsen (AUS)
Ian Williams (GBR)

WOMEN:
Jo Aleh & Olivia Powrie (NZL)
Deneen Demourkas (USA)
Erika Heineken (USA)
Raiya Al Habsi (OMA)

VOTING

The winners are selected by the ISAF Member National Authorities (MNAs), the national governing bodies for sailing around the world. The MNAs are now invited to vote for the male and female nominee they believe most deserves the Award.

The winners will be announced at the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards presentation and dinner, taking place on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. The venue for the event will be at the El Bander Hotel, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Each winner will be presented with the prestigious ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award Trophy and a distinctive Rolex timepiece.

Full profiling of each nominee and their achievements will be available on the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards microsite, starting October 3.

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