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2005 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year

NEW YORK, N.Y. (Feb. 25, 2005) Ė Paul Foerster (Rockwall, Texas), Kevin Burnham (Miami, Fla.) and Jody Swanson (Buffalo, N.Y.) have garnered plenty of media attention for their sailing accomplishments over the past decade, but today the athletes glowed in the national spotlight as US SAILINGís Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year. Honored with the sportís highest accolade at a luncheon in Manhattan at the New York Yacht Club, Foerster, Burnham and Swanson accepted engraved Rolex timepieces, symbols of outstanding on-water achievement in the calendar year just concluded.

Foerster and Burnham were recognized for their gold medal performance at last summerís Olympic Games in Athens in the Mení 470 event, Swanson for her impressive win of the Lightning North American Championship where she topped a fleet of 103 boats. - US Sailing

From left to right: Jody Swanson, Kevin Burnham, and Paul Foerster

From left to right: Rolex Watch U.S.A. President and CEO Allen Brill, Jody Swanson, Kevin Burnham, Paul Foerster, and US SAILING President Janet Baxter

Photos by Dan Nerney/Rolex.

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