Throughout 2005, U.S. sailors have achieved great regatta results at home and abroad. Starting today, US SAILING, national governing body of the sport, is accepting nominations for the Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards, considered the highest individual sailing honors in the country. Through November 30, 2005, US SAILING members can nominate their favorite male and female sailors who have turned in outstanding performances on the water in this calendar year. Vote by going to US SAILING’s website at www.ussailing.org/awards/rolex.
After the nomination period ends, a shortlist of nominees is presented to a panel of noted sailing journalists who discuss the merits of each and vote by secret ballot to determine the award winners. In February 2006, the winners each will be presented with a specially-engraved Rolex timepiece and the perpetual Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Trophy: a Steuben crystal interpretation of the yacht America.
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