PORTSMOUTH, Rhode Island – U.S. Sailing is now accepting nominations for its 2014 Rolex Yachtsman & Yachtswoman of the Year awards, widely acknowledged as the foremost individual sailing honors in the nation.
Through Nov. 30, 2014, each member of U.S. Sailing may nominate the one male and one female sailor they believe has turned in the most outstanding on-the-water performance during the 2014 calendar year. Nominations can be made online through U.S Sailing’s website at rolex.ussailing.org.
Established in 1961 by U.S. Sailing and sponsored by Rolex Watch, U.S.A. since 1980, the annual presentation of U.S. Sailing’s Rolex Yachtsman & Yachtswoman of the Year awards recognize the individual male and female U.S. sailor who has demonstrated on-the-water excellence at international and/or national events to earn their place in the history of the sport.
At the conclusion of the nomination period (October 1-Nov. 30, 2014), a shortlist of nominees will be presented to a panel of accomplished sailing journalists who discuss the merits of each and vote by secret ballot to determine the individual award winners. The winners will be honored on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, during a luncheon at New York Yacht Club in Manhattan, when they will be presented with specially-engraved Rolex timepieces.