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ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2008

(September 23-24, 2008) ISAF and Rolex have announced the Nominees for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2008. ISAF received nominations from across the world representing all aspects of the sport in two categories - male and female - and the following 10 nominations have been shortlisted. The qualifying period is the year up until 1 September 2008 and all achievements during this time are taken into consideration (click here for complete list of accomplishments).

Based on the following list of nominees, here is the percentage of the vote each candidate received when we asked...

Who will win the 2008 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award for women?
57.42% - Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) - Womenís Laser Radial Worlds (6th), Olympic Gold Medal (Laser Radial)
23.44% - Sarah Ayton/ Sarah Webb/ Pippa Wilson (GBR) - Yngling Womenís Worlds (1st), Olympic Gold Medal (Yngling)
10.16% - Alessandra Sensini (ITA) - Womenís RS:X Worlds (1st), Olympic Silver Medal (Womenís RS:X)
4.69% - Claire Leroy (FRA) - #1 ranked ISAF Womenís Match Racing
4.30% - Elise Rechichi/ Tessa Parkinson (AUS) - Womenís 470 Worlds (3rd), Olympic Gold Medal (Womenís 470)

Who will win the 2008 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award for men?
51.95% - Ben Ainslie (GBR) - Finn Gold Cup (1st), Olympic Gold Medal (Finn)
21.09% - Francis Joyon (FRA) - Solo, non-stop around the world record
10.16% -Tom Ashley (NZL) - Menís RS:X Worlds (1st), Olympic Gold Medal (Menís RS:X)
9.77% - Ian Williams (GBR) - ISAF Match Racing Worlds (1st), World Match Race Tour (1st)
6.64% - Vincenzo Onorato (ITA) - Farr 40 Worlds (1st)

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