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WORLD ROWING ANNOUNCES THE 2018 FILIPPI SPIRIT AWARD FINALISTS

The World Rowing Federation (FISA) and Filippi Boats are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 Filippi Spirit Award. The award the honours university student rowers recognising their commitment to World Rowing’s core values.

Nominations came from around the world and have been narrowed down to a shortlist of four with four regions of the world being represented and four areas of study – psychology, engineering, medicine and business.

The 2018 Filippi Spirit Award finalists are (in alphabetical order):

James Francis (United States)
Wilson Mure (Australia)
Nikola Potparevic (Serbia)
Amidu Silva (Sri Lanka)

Now in its sixth year the Filippi Spirit Award is the only international award that recognises university student rowers. It is open to university rowers worldwide and honours those who have demonstrated the core values of rowing in his/her social, academic and sporting life. It shows that the student, through these values, has enabled or inspired success in other people’s lives.

James Francis goes to Oklahoma City University and represented the United States this year at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships where he won bronze in the lightweight men’s quadruple sculls. He fits his rowing training around study in psychology where he is one of the top students.

Wilson Mure is a business student majoring in management at the University of Tasmania in Australia. Mure won bronze at the 2015 World Rowing Under 23 Championships and since then has focused on university rowing representing Australia at the 2018 World University Championships. He uses his rowing experience to help younger athletes and all club members.

Nikola Potparevic goes to the University of Belgrade in Serbia where he is studying medicine. An academically gifted student, Potparevic has been awarded for his academic excellence. When not training Potparevic helps coach and was an integral part of establishing the medical rowing section of the Belgrade University Rowing Club. He recently competed at the European University Games in Portugal.

Amidu Silva is a chemical engineering student at the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka. He has won both academic awards and rowing awards and most recently competed in the 2018 World University Championships. Silva is a mentor to other rowers and is captain of the rowing crew.

The winner’s university rowing club will receive a custom-built, top-of-the-range Filippi eight racing shell. The boat recognises the winner’s involvement in the club and helps the club to develop more young rowers in the future.

The winner will be announced at the World Rowing Awards ceremony which takes place on 23 November in Berlin as part of the 2018 World Rowing Coaches Conference. As well as the announcement of the Filippi Spirit Award winner, the ceremony will also announce the winners of World Rowing’s men’s, women’s and para crew of the year, coach of the year and World Rowing’s new sustainability award.

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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2018 FEMALE RISING STAR AWARD

With just three weeks to go until the IAAF Athletics Awards 2018, the IAAF is delighted to announce the five finalists for the 2018 Female Rising Star Award to recognise this year’s best U20 athlete.

The winner will be announced live on stage at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2018 in Monaco on Tuesday 4 December.

The nominees are:

Meseret Belete (ETH)
– World U20 best at half marathon with 1:07:51
– Sixth and team gold at IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018
– Gothenburg Half Marathon winner

Celliphine Chespol (KEN)
– World U20 champion and world U20 lead at steeplechase with 9:01.82
– African (senior) cross-country champion
– Steeplechase silvers at Commonwealth Games and African Championships

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Meskerem Mamo (ETH)
– World U20 leads at 3000m and 5000m with 8:33.63 and 15:05.21
– Bronze in 5000m at African Championships

Sydney McLaughlin (USA)
– Two world U20 bests or records at both 400m hurdles and indoor 400m with 52.75 and 50.36i respectively
– World (senior) lead at 400m hurdles with 52.75
– US collegiate champion at 400m hurdles

Briana Williams (JAM)
– World U20 champion at both 100m and 200m
– Carifta Games U17 champion at both sprints and 4x100m

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DISCIPLINES CONFIRMED FOR 2019 IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE

The IAAF Diamond League has announced the distribution of diamond disciplines for the 2019 season.

Diamond disciplines per meeting (PDF)
Meetings for each diamond discipline (PDF)
Road to the final infographic – men (PDF)
Road to the final infographic – women (PDF)

The 10th season of the series, which will once again commence in Doha, Qatar on 3 May, the city that will host the IAAF World Championships in September, is comprised of the 14 best track and field invitational meetings in the world.

The meetings form the top tier of the IAAF’s global one-day meeting competition structure and are spread across Asia, Europe, Africa and North America with US$8 million in prize money on offer across the series.

The series showcases 32 event disciplines which are distributed among the 14 meetings. Athletes earn points in the first 12 meetings to qualify for the finals where, as in a championship, the performance of athletes in the final alone will determine who the champion will be and the prize money won.

At the two final meetings, held in Zurich on Thursday 29 August and Brussels on Friday 6 September, $100,000 will be at stake in each of the 32 Diamond disciplines, including $50,000 for each winner plus the coveted Diamond Trophy.

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2019 IAAF Diamond League calendar:

3 May – Doha, QAT
18 May – Shanghai, CHN
2 Jun – Stockholm, SWE
6 Jun – Rome, ITA
13 Jun – Oslo, NOR
16 Jun – Rabat, MAR
30 Jun – Eugene, USA
5 Jul – Lausanne, SUI
12 Jul – Monaco, MON
20-21 Jul – London, GBR
18 Aug – Birmingham, GBR
24 Aug – Paris, FRA
29 Aug – Zurich, SUI
6 Sep – Brussels, BEL

2018 WORLD ROWING AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The 2018 World Rowing Award finalists have been decided.

Public nomination drew over 1000 submissions for this year’s awards. The public nominations then went to World Rowing’s expert nominations panel and individual judging panels before the finalists were decided by the FISA Executive Committee.

Joining the World Rowing Awards for 2018 is the Sustainability Award. This award acknowledges those who endeavour to safeguard the environment in which rowing takes place and help their local environment.

Finalists for the 2018 World Rowing Awards

Women’s Crew of the Year

Caileigh Filmer, Hillary Janssens, Canada, Women’s pair
Sanita Puspure, Ireland, Women’s single sculls
Agnieszka Kobus-Zawojska, Marta Wieliczko, Maria Springwald, Katarzyna Zillmann, Poland, Women’s quadruple sculls

Men’s Crew of the Year

Joshua Hicks, Spencer Turrin, Jack Hargreaves, Alexander Hill, Australia, Men’s four
Jason Osborne, Germany, Lightweight men’s single sculls
Johannes Weissenfeld, Felix Wimberger, Maximilian Planer, Torben Johannesen, Jakob Schneider, Malte Jakschik, Richard Schmidt, Hannes Ocik, Martin Sauer (coxswain), Germany, Men’s eight
Paul O’Donovan, Gary O’Donovan, Ireland, Lightweight men’s double sculls
Para-rowing Crew of the Year

Perle Bouge, France, Para PR2 women’s single sculls
Ellen Buttrick, Grace Clough, Oliver Stanhope, Daniel Brown, Erin Wysocki-Jones (coxswain), Great Britain, Para PR3 mixed coxed four
Annika van der Meer, Corne de Koning, Netherlands, Para PR2 mixed double sculls

Coach of the Year

Uwe Bender, Germany, Men’s eight
Dominic Casey, Ireland, Men’s pair, lightweight men’s and women’s double sculls, lightweight men’s quadruple sculls
Jan Klerks, Netherlands, Para-rowing team
Laurel Korholz, United States, Women’s four, women’s single sculls

2018 Sustainability Award

“Pushing for a Clean Sweep”, National Schools Regatta, Great Britain
“Partnership with Waikato Water Authority”, Rowing NZ, New Zealand
“Love Where you Row”, Alan Robinson/Schuylkill Navy, United States
The winners will be announced on Friday 23 November 2018 at the World Rowing Awards dinner in Berlin, Germany. This will be held during the 2018 World Rowing Sports Medicine, Science and Coaches Conference, and 2018 FISA National Federations Conference.

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR FEMALE WORLD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 2018

This week marks the opening of the voting process for the 2018 World Athletes of the Year ahead of the IAAF Athletics Awards 2018 in Monaco on Tuesday 4 December.

The IAAF is pleased to confirm a list of 10 nominees for Female World Athlete of the Year who were selected by an international panel of athletics experts, comprising representatives from all six continental areas of the IAAF.

Caster Semenya
By Tab59 from Düsseldorf, Allemagne [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

The nominees for 2018 Female World Athlete of the Year are:

Dina Asher-Smith (GBR)
– European champion & world lead at 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay
– Second over 100m in the Diamond League final and Continental Cup
– Commonwealth Games relay gold and 200m bronze

Beatrice Chepkoech (KEN)
– World steeplechase record by eight seconds, backed up by the third-quickest mark of all-time
– Winner of seven out of eight steeplechase finals including the Continental Cup, African Championships and Diamond League
– Commonwealth Games silver at 1500m

Sifan Hassan (NED)
– World lead at one mile and 3000m, the latter set when winning at the Continental Cup
– European champion at 5000m; European records at 5000m and half marathon
– World indoor medals at 1500m and 3000m

Caterine Ibarguen (COL)
– Continental Cup winner, Diamond League champion and Central American &?Caribbean – champion at both long and triple jumps
– World lead & unbeaten in eight finals at triple jump

Mariya Lasitskene (ANA)
– Winner of 25 out of 26 contests at high jump, including the World Indoor Championships, European Championships, Diamond League final and Continental Cup
– World leads both indoors and out

Shaunae Miller-Uibo (BAH)
– Unbeaten across five events in 15 races (13 finals & 2 preliminaries), including a 200m/4x100m relay double at the Continental Cup
– World lead and three wins at 400m with the world’s fastest time since 2006
– Commonwealth Games and Diamond League champion at 200m
– World bests at indoor 300m and 150m straight

Sandra Perkovic (CRO)
– Winner of 11 out of 13 contests at discus throw, including the European title for a record fifth time
– Had the seven longest throws of the year

Caster Semenya (RSA)
– Unbeaten in her nine 800m finals including the Commonwealth Games, African Championships, Diamond League final and Continental Cup
– Commonwealth champion at 1500m and African Champion at 400m
– World leads at 800m & 1000m

Nafissatou Thiam (BEL)
– European champion, world lead and unbeaten at heptathlon
– World number three at high jump

Anita Wlodarczyk (POL)
– European champion, IAAF Challenge winner and world lead at hammer throw

Nafissatou Thiam
By filip bossuyt from Kortrijk, Belgium (479 nafi thiam 800m) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

A three-way voting process will determine the finalists.

The IAAF Council and the IAAF Family will cast their votes by email, while fans can vote online via the IAAF’s social media platforms. Individual graphics for each nominee will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this week; a ‘like’ on Facebook and Instagram or a retweet on Twitter will count as one vote.

The IAAF Council’s vote will count for 50% of the result, while the IAAF Family’s votes and the public votes will each count for 25% of the final result.

Voting for the Female World Athlete of the Year closes on 12 November. At the conclusion of the voting process, five men and five women finalists will be announced by the IAAF.

The male and female World Athletes of the Year will be announced live on stage at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2018.

The male nominees will be announced tomorrow, Tuesday 23 October.

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Public Voting Opens For 2018 Rolex World Sailor Of The Year

World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, and Rolex, the leading name in prestige watches that includes watches engineered specifically for sailing, are now inviting the public to vote for one male and one female who they think should receive the 2018 Rolex World Sailor of the Year title.

Public voting is open now through to 12:00 UTC on Monday 29 October, one day before the announcement at the World Sailing Awards in Sarasota, Florida, USA.

Click here for the online voting form.

The 11 nominated sailors personify excellence and represent the best of the best in international sailing over the last 12 months with kiteboarders, offshore racers and Olympic class specialists all shortlisted.

The names vying for the coveted and prestigious 2018 Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards are:

Female
Caterina Banti (ITA) – 2018 Nacra 17 World Champion
Carolijn Brouwer (NED) / Marie Riou (FRA) – Volvo Ocean Race winners
Daniela Moroz (USA) – 2018 Formula Kiteboarding World Champion
Wendy Tuck (AUS) – Clipper Round the World Race winning skipper

Male
Charles Caudrelier (FRA) – Volvo Ocean Race winning skipper
Sime and Mihovil Fantela (CRO) – 2018 49er World Champions
Pavlos Kontides (CYP) – 2018 Laser World Champion
Dorian van Rijsselberghe (NED) – 2018 Men’s RS:X World Champion
Ruggero Tita (ITA) – 2018 Nacra 17 World Champion

Click here for more information on the nominated sailors.

The public vote will contribute 30% of the overall vote with World Sailing’s Member National Authorities making up the final 70%.

Each winner will be presented with the unique marble and silver trophy depicting the globe, crowned with five silver spinnakers representing the continents, together with a Rolex timepiece.

The Awards night is the social highlight of the World Sailing Annual Conference and 2018 is
set to be a ground breaking edition with the introduction of the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award, the Team of the Year and the Boat of the Year.

Alongside Rolex World Sailor of the Year and the new Awards, the Beppe Croce Trophy, President Development Award and eSailing World Championship Trophy will be presented.

The Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards is the most prestigious award of recognition in the dynamic sport of sailing. Since the awards’ inception in 1994, the trophy has proudly accumulated the names of those who have demonstrated unparalleled endurance, performance and accomplishment in sailing.

Beginning with Sir Peter Blake, Sir Robin Knox Johnston and Teresa Zabell (ESP), the inaugural winners, the trophy reads like the definitive who’s who in sailing.

Previous recipients of the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award include:

2017 Peter Burling (NZL), Marit Bouwmeester (NED)
2016 Santiago Lange (ARG), Hannah Mills & Saskia Clark (GBR).
2015 Peter Burling & Blair Tuke (NZL), Sarah Ayton (GBR)
2014 James Spithill (AUS), Martine Grael & Kahena Kunze (BRA)
2013 Mat Belcher (AUS), Jo Aleh & Polly Powrie (NZL)
2012 Ben Ainslie (GBR), Lijia Xu (CHN)
2011 Iker Martinez & Xabier Fernandez (ESP), Anna Tunnicliffe (USA)
2010 Tom Slingsby (AUS), Blanca Manchon (ESP)
2009 Torben Grael (BRA), Anna Tunnicliffe (USA)
2008 Ben Ainslie (GBR), Alessandra Sensini (ITA)
2007 Ed Baird (USA), Claire Leroy (FRA)
2006 Mike Sanderson (NZL), Paige Railey (USA)
2005 Fernando Echavarri & Anton Paz (ESP), Ellen MacArthur (GBR)
2004 Robert Scheidt (BRA), Sofia Bekatorou & Emilia Tsoulfa (GRE)
2003 Russell Coutts (SUI), Siren Sundby (NOR)
2002 Ben Ainslie (GBR), Sofia Bekatorou & Emilia Tsoulfa (GRE)
2001 Robert Scheidt (BRA), Ellen MacArthur (GBR)
2000 Mark Reynolds & Magnus Liljedahl (USA), Shirley Robertson (GBR)
1999 Mateusz Kusznierewicz (POL), Margriet Matthijse (NED)
1998 Ben Ainslie (GBR), Carolijn Brouwer (NED)
1997 Pete Goss (GBR), Ruslana Taran & Elena Pakholchik (UKR)
1996 Jochen Schümann (GER), Lai Shan Lee (HKG)
1995 Russell Coutts (NZL), Isabelle Autissier (FRA)
1994 Peter Blake (NZL) & Robin Knox-Johnston (GBR), Theresa Zabell (ESP)

Personification Of Excellence; 2018 Rolex World Sailor Of The Year Nominees Announced

World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, and Rolex, the leading name in prestige watches that includes watches engineered specifically for sailing, are pleased to announce a line-up of Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2018 nominees that personify excellence.

The 11 nominated sailors represent the best of the best in international sailing over the last 12 months, with kiteboarders, offshore racers and Olympic class specialists all shortlisted.

The names vying for the coveted and prestigious 2018 Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards are:

Female
Caterina Banti (ITA) – 2018 Nacra 17 World Champion
Carolijn Brouwer (NED) / Marie Riou (FRA) – Volvo Ocean Race winners
Daniela Moroz (USA) – 2018 Formula Kiteboarding World Champion
Wendy Tuck (AUS) – Clipper Round the World Race winning skipper

Male
Charles Caudrelier (FRA) – Volvo Ocean Race winning skipper
Sime and Mihovil Fantela (CRO) – 2018 49er World Champions
Pavlos Kontides (CYP) – 2018 Laser World Champion
Dorian van Rijsselberghe (NED) – 2018 Men’s RS:X World Champion
Ruggero Tita (ITA) – 2018 Nacra 17 World Champion

2016 Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards
photo credit: world sailing

Members of the public will be invited to vote for who they think should be crowned Rolex World Sailor of the Year on Monday 15 October via World Sailing’s website. The public will contribute 30% of the overall vote with World Sailing’s Member National Authorities making up the final 70%.

On Tuesday 30 October 2018, the winners will be announced at the World Sailing Awards Ceremony in Sarasota, Florida, USA.

Each winner will be presented with the unique marble and silver trophy depicting the globe, crowned with five silver spinnakers representing the continents, together with a Rolex timepiece.

The Awards night is the social highlight of the World Sailing Annual Conference and 2018 is
set to be a ground breaking edition with the introduction of the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award, the Team of the Year and the Boat of the Year.

Click here for more on the new awards and how to submit a nomination ahead of the 8 October 2018 deadline.

Alongside Rolex World Sailor of the Year and the new Awards, the Beppe Croce Trophy, President Development Award and eSailing World Championship Trophy will be presented.

Carolijn Brouwer (NED) / Marie Riou (FRA)

With female representation on all seven Volvo Ocean Race teams competing in the 2017-18 edition, it was inevitable that a first female winner of the gruelling race would be crowned. But no one could have ever predicted the drama that unfolded to decide the winner.

Ahead of the race, Dongfeng Race Team’s Carolijn Brouwer (NED) and Marie Riou (FRA) were at the opposite ends of the spectrum. Brouwer was an experienced offshore racer with two Volvo Ocean Race editions completed, whereas Riou was a two-time Olympian in Match Racing and the Nacra 17.

The two came together and worked in unison, making brave and bold decisions when they mattered.

On the winner-takes-all 970-mile drag race from Gothenburg, Sweden to The Hague, The Netherlands, Dongfeng Race Team made the right call to move inshore and take a narrow leg win to seal the Volvo Ocean Race title.

Wendy Tuck (AUS)

A veteran of 11 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Races, offshore racing is at the heart of Wendy Tuck’s life.

After becoming the first Australian female skipper appointed to lead a team on the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race for the 2015-16 edition, Tuck became hooked on the race and leading amateurs on the epic 40,000 nautical mile round-the-world venture.

In 2017, ahead of her second Clipper Race, Tuck achieved a lifelong goal of making the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race honours list, finishing as first female skipper to earn the Jane Tate Memorial Trophy.

Just months after her feat, Tuck made history once again, this time in the 2017-18 edition of the Clipper Race. Having led Sanya Serenity Coast to victory, she became the first female to skipper a winning yacht in the race.

Daniela Moroz (USA)

At just 17 years old, Daniela Moroz (USA) is the leading competitor in Women’s Foiling Kiteboarding.

Moroz became a first-time World Champion in 2016 in the IKA Foiling Formula Kite, and successfully defended her title a year later. At the Hempel Sailing World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark in 2018, she held on to it again for a third successive year.

The American’s dominance in Aarhus was astonishing. Out of 15 races sailed, Moroz won 14, blowing past all of her rivals with ease to take a convincing gold. At the 2018 European Championships she was just as commanding, winning 13 of 14 races.

Marit Bouwmeester won female Rolex WSOY 2017

Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti (ITA)

After the Nacra 17 went fully foiling, Italy’s Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti set about learning the intricacies of the boat immediately – and it paid off in 2018 as they completely dominated everywhere they competed.

Their golden 2018 started in March at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Victory at the World Cup Series event in Hyéres, France followed before they clinched the World Cup Series title in Marseille, France.

European gold in Gdynia, Poland followed before they clinched a hard-earned World Championship title in Aarhus, Denmark by a single point.

Charles Caudrelier (FRA)

After 45,000 nautical miles around the world, across four oceans, the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race came down to a 970-mile sprint from Gothenburg, Sweden to The Hague, The Netherlands.

Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team went head-to-head with MAPFRE and Team Brunel knowing that whoever finished ahead would claim the title.

It was risk and reward for Caudrelier as he and his team made a bold move to split away from their rivals, sail close to the shoreline and wait for a projected wind shift. After slipping behind, the risk paid off as favourable conditions propelled them ahead of their rivals to claim their first leg win and with it, the Volvo Ocean Race title.

Pavlos Kontides (CYP)

Winning silver at the London 2012 Olympic Games firmly embedded Pavlos Kontides into Cyprus’ sporting history as his success was the first Olympic medal for his nation. Since then, Kontides has continued to inspire nationally and globally with his achievements.

Kontides won gold at the 2017 Laser World Championships in Split, Croatia, and retained his title less than one year later at the 2018 Hempel Sailing World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark.

After ten testing races, Kontides faced off against Matt Wearn (AUS) in the Laser Medal Race. Although Kontides finished a place behind the Australian in a tense final duel, he had enough points to give him a two-point victory and a second world title.

Sime and Mihovil Fantela (CRO)

After winning Men’s 470 gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Sime Fantela switched to the 49er to race with his brother Mihovil.

Following several years of competing at the front of the fleet in the Men’s 470, Sime and his brother were made to settle for the middle of the pack, and saw mixed results for much of their build-up to the Hempel Sailing World Championships.

However, come crunch time in Aarhus, Denmark, their hard work and Sime’s experience in high-pressure scenarios paid off as the Fantela brothers claimed gold convincingly.

Dorian van Rijsselberghe (NED)

Never without a smile on his face, the Netherlands’ Dorian van Rijsselberghe further enhanced his RS:X windsurfing legacy at the Hempel Sailing World Championships. The Dutchman had a series of up and down results leading up to Aarhus but, as he does so often, he turned on the style and found an edge over his opponents to claim gold.

Like many of his would-be title rivals, the 29-year-old double Olympic champion only won two races, but his consistency was unmatched. Only once in the 12 races leading to the Medal Race did he finish out of the top 10. Ahead of the final race, he could not be caught, an achievement he’s also managed on two previous occasions – at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards is the most prestigious award of recognition in the dynamic sport of sailing. Since the awards’ inception in 1994, the trophy has proudly accumulated the names of those who have demonstrated unparalleled endurance, performance and accomplishment in sailing.

Beginning with Sir Peter Blake and Sir Robin Knox Johnston, the inaugural winners, the trophy reads like the definitive who’s who in sailing.

2018 Rolex World Sailor Of The Year

Previous recipients of the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award include:

2017 Peter Burling (NZL), Marit Bouwmeester (NED)
2016 Santiago Lange (ARG), Hannah Mills & Saskia Clark (GBR).
2015 Peter Burling & Blair Tuke (NZL), Sarah Ayton (GBR)
2014 James Spithill (AUS), Martine Grael & Kahena Kunze (BRA)
2013 Mat Belcher (AUS), Jo Aleh & Polly Powrie (NZL)
2012 Ben Ainslie (GBR), Lijia Xu (CHN)
2011 Iker Martinez & Xabier Fernandez (ESP), Anna Tunnicliffe (USA)
2010 Tom Slingsby (AUS), Blanca Manchon (ESP)
2009 Torben Grael (BRA), Anna Tunnicliffe (USA)
2008 Ben Ainslie (GBR), Alessandra Sensini (ITA)
2007 Ed Baird (USA), Claire Leroy (FRA)
2006 Mike Sanderson (NZL), Paige Railey (USA)
2005 Fernando Echavarri & Anton Paz (ESP), Ellen MacArthur (GBR)
2004 Robert Scheidt (BRA), Sofia Bekatorou & Emilia Tsoulfa (GRE)
2003 Russell Coutts (SUI), Siren Sundby (NOR)
2002 Ben Ainslie (GBR), Sofia Bekatorou & Emilia Tsoulfa (GRE)
2001 Robert Scheidt (BRA), Ellen MacArthur (GBR)
2000 Mark Reynolds & Magnus Liljedahl (USA), Shirley Robertson (GBR)
1999 Mateusz Kusznierewicz (POL), Margriet Matthijse (NED)
1998 Ben Ainslie (GBR), Carolijn Brouwer (NED)
1997 Pete Goss (GBR), Ruslana Taran & Elena Pakholchik (UKR)
1996 Jochen Schümann (GER), Lai Shan Lee (HKG)
1995 Russell Coutts (NZL), Isabelle Autissier (FRA)
1994 Peter Blake (NZL) & Robin Knox-Johnston (GBR), Theresa Zabell (ESP)