MAX ambassador Ruggero Tita Rolex World Sailor of the Year
MAX ambassador Ruggero Tita and his Nacra 17 partner Caterina Banti have added more awards to their impressive collection after being named Male and Female Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2022 respectively. The pair struck Tokyo 2020 Olympic Gold and continued to dominate the event, winning both the European Championships and World Championships by impressive margins.
The Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards is the highest award a sailor can receive in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the world of sailing. The Awards are presented every November to one male and one female winner. The Awards are presented to sailors by sailors. Two Awards, one for a female sailor/crew and one for a male sailor/crew, are presented each year during the World Sailing Annual Conference in November. The World Sailing Annual Conference is a week-long series of meetings, which brings together the decision-makers in the sport to debate the issues affecting the future of sailing. Sailors selected as nominees for the awards may represent any aspect of the sport.
Source: World Sailing
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