Shirley Robertson OBE, Double gold medallist and TV Presenter

  CNN Mainsail – December 2013
22 December 2013

CNN Mainsail – December 2013

This month Shirley and the team celebrate a year in sailing at the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards in Oman.

Launched in 1994, the ISAF World Sailor of the Year Awards are recognised as the pinnacle award a sailor can receive in recognition of his/her outstanding achievements by the world of sailing.

The 2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the year are:

  • Male: Mathew Belcher (AUS)
  • Female: Jo Aleh & Polly Powrie (NZL)

The names that were vying for the coveted and prestigious 2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award were:

Male

  • Mathew Belcher (AUS) – Australian gold rush
  • François Gabart (FRA) – Macif Attack
  • Johnny Heineken (USA) – King of the Kites
  • Paul Larsen (AUS) – Rocket man
  • Ian Williams (GBR) – Man of the match

Female

  • Jo Aleh & Olivia Powrie (NZL) – Conquering Kiwis
  • Deneen Demourkas (USA) – Farr too good
  • Erika Heineken (USA) – Queen of the Kites
  • Raiya Al Habsi (OMA) – Trail blazing Omani

To find out more about the achievements of the 2013 nominees go to: 2013 ISAF World Sailor of the Year

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