Sailor of the Year – Role of Honour

Benji Daniel & Alex Burger – World Champions in the 29er Class.
pic by Matias Capizzano

The SAILING Mag Blog ‘Sailor of the Year’ role of honour consists of many fine names of top South African yachties.

The latest sailors to receive the SAILING Magazine Blog ‘Sailor of the Year’ award are Alex Burger & Benji Daniel who won the 29er Worlds in August 2017.

This is the very first time since inception of this award has there been a joint award.

These two up-and-coming young sailors have been interviewed by William Crockett.

READ THE INTERVIEWS HERE:  http://sailing.co.za/sailors-of-the-year-alex-burger-benji-daniel/

Roll of Honour – Sailors of the Year

2017Alex Burger & Benji Daniel
2016Rob van Rooyen
2015Stefano Marcia
2014Blaine Dodds
2013Asenathi Jim
2012Roger Hudson
2011Stefano Marcia
2010Asenathi Jim
2009Taariq Jacobs
2008David Hudson
2007Dominique Provoyeur
2006Craig Millar
2005Shaun Ferry
2004Justin Onvlee
2003Dominique Provoyeur
2002Golden Mgedza
2001John Eloff

2017 Sailors of the Month

FebruaryMatt Ashwell
MarchMikhayla Bader
AprilLord Irvine Laidlaw
MayJonathan Ham
JuneCalvin Gibbs
JulyAndrew Tarboton
AugustBlaine Dodds
SeptemberBenji Daniel
OctoberAlex Burger
NovemberNO AWARD
DecemberMike Hayton

Sailor of the Month – NOMINATE YOUR FAVOURITE SAILOR NOW

This is YOUR opportunity to nominate your favourite sailor – or even hardworking crew.

SEND YOUR NOMINATION TO: editor@sailing.co.za

Who can make nominations? Anyone (individuals, clubs, class associations or administrators) may submit nominations.

What are the criteria? The award is strictly for ‘sailing excellence’ or in exceptional circumstances, for ‘dedication to the sport’.

What is the procedure? All nominations must be fully motivated in writing, and must be accompanied by a head-and-shoulders picture of the candidate, plus an action sailing pic aboard his/her boat. Motivations must include current performances, a brief CV of the nominee, and other pertinent, personal background information (age, school, employment, home town etc) so that an interesting editorial on the winner may be written.

So, who deserves to be nominated? Give it some thought now and send your nomination URGENTLY.