Sarah Douglas named the 2019 Rolex Sailor of the Year!

March 6, 2020

Sarah Douglas named the 2019 Rolex Sailor of the Year!

This evening, Sarah Douglas from Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club was honoured with the most prestigious National sailing award of the year at the Carlu in Toronto, Ontario.

Over the last year, Sarah has pushed milestones, with a 7th place finish at the Ready Steady Tokyo Olympic Test event, winning a Gold Medal for Canada at the 2019 Pan Am Games, and qualifying the country for a spot in the Radial class at Tokyo 2020. There is nothing that will stop this sailor from achieving her goals. 

Her hard work both on the water shows as she consistently finds herself ranked amongst the best Radial sailors in the world. She continues to push herself to be the best athlete she can be all while paving a path for women in sailing. 

I’m shocked! I’m not sure how to feel but I am very grateful to receive this award tonight. It definitely motivates me to continue the work that I’ve done and to push even harder to improve Canadian sailing all around.” 

Sarah was presented with an exquisite watch courtesy of our generous partners from Rolex Canada.

Congratulations to Sarah Douglas and all the Rolex Sailor of the Year Finalists including, Alex Heinzemann & Justin Barnes and Luke Ramsay 

A complete list of the 2019 Award Winners.

Photo: Sailingshot.ca / Luka Bartulovic

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  • Rolex
  • Helly Hansen
  • Sail Canada BMO MasterCard
  • Government of Canada
  • Gallagher Skippers Plan