Published: Tuesday, 22 August 2017

World Sailing is inviting nominations for the 2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards. 

 2017 Rolex World Sailor Of Year Awards Nomination Period Open 1

(Photo: Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards trophy)

There are two categories - male and female - and sailors nominated may represent any discipline of the sport.

Nominations can be made by anyone but the sailor (or crew). Those nominated for the 2017 Award must have performed an "outstanding achievement in the sport of sailing between 19 September 2016 and 31 August 2017”.

Nominations must be received by World Sailing no later than 19.00 UTC on Friday 1 September 2017. World Sailing will draw up a shortlist of nominations with the highest and most inspirational achievers going on to become the 2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year Nominees.

The winners will be announced on Tuesday 7 November at the World Sailing Awards Ceremony in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.