11 December 2015

Rolex Yachtsman & Yachtswoman, US Sailing, 2015 Nominees (video)

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3D Sydney: Day Two - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015
by ExtremeSailingSeries
Starts: December 10, 2015 THU 7:30pm PST (US)

Unbreakable: Paige Railey - Nominee for US Sailing’s 2015 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year award (see below) - video above: UNCHARTED WATERS - Published on Dec 7, 2015

Paige Railey: Olympian, World Champion, Rolex World Sailor of the Year. Have you ever taken a leap of faith? Left the safety of shore just for the chance - the hope - that one day you will look back and it will all be worth it? Begin the journey alongside the US Sailing Team Sperry at UNCHARTED WATERS, and watch the odyssey unfold.http://uncharted.sunbrella.com

United States Sailing Association | US Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards: The most significant sailing performances of the year are being heralded by US Sailing with the announcement of the 12 men and six women who have been shortlisted for the 2015 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards.

Nominees shortlisted for US Sailing’s 2015 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year award
: Lightning World Champion Geoff Becker (Annapolis, Md.); distance racing record-breaker Ryan Breymaier (Annapolis, Md.); Etchells North American Champion Steve Benjamin (Norwalk, Conn.); J/70 World Champion Bill Hardesty (San Diego, Calif.); Etchells World Champion Skip Dieball (Toledo, Ohio); Rolex Farr 40 World Champion John Demourkas (Santa Barbara, Calif.); Rolex Maxi 72 World Champion Hap Fauth (Minneapolis, Minn.); 470 European Champion Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.); Melges 20 World Champion John Kilroy (San Francisco, Calif.); 470 European Champion Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.); distance racing record breaker Lloyd Thornburg (Santa Fe, N.M.); and J/24 North American Champion Will Welles (Portsmouth, R.I.).

Nominees shortlisted for US Sailing’s 2015 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year award: U.S. Women’s Match Racing Champion Nicole Breault (San Francisco, Calif.); Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta (Olympic Test Event) 470 Women’s Champion Anne Haeger (Lake Forest, Ill.); Pan Am Games Laser Radial Gold Medalist Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.); Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta (Olympic Test Event) 470 Women’s Champion Briana Provancha (San Diego, Calif.); Buddy Melges Challenge winner Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wisc.); and Lightning North American Champion Jody Starck (Buffalo, N.Y.).

More info: Sailing Resumes for 2015

Other sailing news:
Full-contact Extreme 40 sailing on Sydney Harbour | News"With everything to play for, the Extreme 40s came out all-guns-blazing on Sydney Harbour today, for the much-anticipated final Act of the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™ championship. On a day of costly penalties for some crews, and race-ending collisions that reduced the fleet of nine boats to just six, it was SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Oman Air that shone through finishing the day first and second respectively. In the morning press conference Oman Air’s skipper Stevie Morrison threw down the gauntlet, saying his aim for the week was to give The Wave, Muscat a “run for their money” and, with three race wins and two second place finishes, Morrison certainly held his word."

IDEC SPORT SAILING |"IDEC SPORT HAS MADE UP HER LOSSES, LEEUWIN TONIGHT 10 December 2015 Francis Joyon’s crew is in the process of succeeding in their gamble and achieving the remarkable feat of wiping out a deficit of 800 miles in just four days. This afternoon (Thursday), they only have around fifty miles left to catch up. Tonight, they will be crossing the longitude of Cape Leeuwin..."

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