World Sailor of the Year Awards

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The World Sailor of the Year Awards were launched in 1994 by the International Sailing Federation to reward individual sailors for outstanding achievements in the sport. The awards have been sponsored by Rolex since 2001.

List of winners[edit]

Year Male winner(s) Female winner(s)
1994 New Zealand Peter Blake
United Kingdom Robin Knox-Johnston
Spain Theresa Zabell
1995 New Zealand Russell Coutts France Isabelle Autissier
1996 Germany Jochen Schümann Hong Kong Lee Lai Shan
1997 United Kingdom Pete Goss Ukraine Ruslana Taran
Ukraine Elena Pakholchik
1998 United Kingdom Ben Ainslie Netherlands Carolijn Brouwer
1999 Poland Mateusz Kusznierewicz Netherlands Margriet Matthijsse
2000 United States Mark Reynolds
United States Magnus Liljedahl
United Kingdom Shirley Robertson
2001 Brazil Robert Scheidt United Kingdom Ellen MacArthur
2002 United Kingdom Ben Ainslie Greece Sofia Bekatorou
Greece Emilia Tsoulfa
2003 New Zealand Russell Coutts Norway Siren Sundby
2004 Brazil Robert Scheidt Greece Sofia Bekatorou
Greece Emilia Tsoulfa
2005 Spain Fernando Echavarri
Spain Anton Paz
United Kingdom Ellen MacArthur
2006 New Zealand Mike Sanderson United States Paige Railey
2007 United States Ed Baird France Claire Leroy
2008 United Kingdom Ben Ainslie Italy Alessandra Sensini
2009 Brazil Torben Grael United States Anna Tunnicliffe
2010 Australia Tom Slingsby Spain Blanca Manchon
2011 Spain Iker Martínez
Spain Xabier Fernández
United States Anna Tunnicliffe
2012 United Kingdom Ben Ainslie China Xu Lijia
2013 Australia Mathew Belcher New Zealand Jo Aleh
New Zealand Polly Powrie
2014 Australia James Spithill Brazil Martine Grael
Brazil Kahena Kunze
2015 New Zealand Peter Burling
New Zealand Blair Tuke
United Kingdom Sarah Ayton
2016 Argentina Santiago Lange United Kingdom Hannah Mills
United Kingdom Saskia Clark
2017 New Zealand Peter Burling Netherlands Marit Bouwmeester

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