At the ceremony, held in Sarasota (USA), where the Conference of World Sailing, named winners of Rolex World Sailors of the Year. Yachtsmen 2018 steel Carolin the Brower (Holland) and Marie RIOU (France) in women, and Pavlos Kontides (Cyprus) in men.
Explain what was this award. Carolyn the Brower and Marie Rio – the first women who have achieved victory in the Volvo Ocean Race in the history of this round the world race. They were, recall the Chinese Dongfeng Race Team. While for Rio it was the first circumnavigation, while Brower is the third.
We emphasize that exactly 20 years ago, Carolyn already won the title of best yachtsmen.
As for the winner of men, Pavlos Kontides at the 2012 Games became the first winner of an Olympic medal – a silver – in the history of Cyprus. Last year, the famous master “laser” for the first time won the world championship gold in the Croatian split. And this year he repeated his success in an integrated world Championships in Aarhus (Denmark).
During a ceremony in Sarasota Kontides admitted that 14-year-old dreamed about the title of the best sailor in the world. And then, finally, his dream came true!