Rolex Sailor of the Year Award
Sail Canada’s Rolex Sailor of the Year Award winners are individuals who have provided global recognition to Canadian sailing and Sail Canada.
They are renowned leaders who have attained high levels of excellence with results and accomplishments around world events or activities.
Along with recognition for exemplary sportsmanship, they have held the respect of their fellow sailors.
Sail Canada is currently accepting nominations for the Rolex Sailor of the Year Award based on the time period from August 7th 2021 through to September 14th 2022. Nominees are individuals who:
- Have been significantly involved in an activity that, through the year, has provided recognition to Canadian sailing and Sail Canada. Results and accomplishments in world settings are considered in recipient selection, with priorities given to leaders who have attained high levels of excellence in Olympic/Paralympic class sailboat competition.
- Have shown leadership qualities with respect to an event or activity.
- Demonstrate sportsmanship and the gaining of respect from fellow sailors.
- Are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
Sail Canada’s Rolex Sailor of the Year will be awarded at Canada’s Celebration of Sailing reception. Join us! Find details around the next Celebration of Sailing event here: Canada’s Celebration of Sailing
The award was first presented in 1986 to America’s Cup supporter Paul Phelan, who successfully organized a merger between Canada’s top 12-meter syndicates. To date, the Rolex Sailor of the Year has been awarded to many more outstanding Canadian sailors.
|2022||Antonia & Georgia Lewin-LaFrance|
|2016||John McRoberts & Jackie Gay|
|2011||Paul D Phelan|
|2010||Fredrik D Eaton|
|2004||Ross MacDonald & Mike Wolfs|
|1996||Bill Abbott, Joanne Abbott & Brad Boston|
|1993||Karen Johnson, Jennifer Normand, Suzanne Calladine & Cathy McPherson|
|1992||Ross Macdonald and Eric Jespersen|
|1986||Paul J. Phelan, CM|