In the framework of the annual conference of the World Sailing held in Bermuda, took place the solemn ceremony of awarding prizes to the best yachtsman and yachtswoman of the best in the world 2019.
The best sailor is recognized – and this is a real sensation – 15-year-old Italian Marco Gradoni. Never before has the prize, established by the World Sailing and Rolex – are not getting such a young athlete.
However, the award has found the hero completely in the case. Achieve Gradoni phenomenal, without any discounts on its age. Marko triple (2017, 2018, 2019), world champion in the class “Optimist”. Over the past year, he participated in 14 races at different levels – always with the winner. Amazing consistency!
The prize of the best yachtswoman in the world got a two-time winner of the world Championships in “the Laser-a radial” Anne-Marie the Rind from Denmark. The undisputed leader in its class, Anne Marie, during the year, has defeated all rivals, but still a clear advantage.
During the ceremony were awarded and other awards. So, the best ship in 2019 (this prize was established by the company Goslings) recognized as flying catamaran F50, which are members of the international series SailGP. While the team of the year (a prize from the company Hempel) was the crew of the yacht Wizard (the owners of the ship David and Peter askew, skipper Charlie Enright). In 2019, the team has won such races like THE Caribbean 600 and the Rolex Fastnet Race.
Among the other recipients will celebrate the Federation of the sails of Oman, which got the prize for the development and promotion of sailing.