US Sailing Announces Finalists For 2019 Rolex Awards Of The Year In San Diego
US Sailing is proud to announce the shortlist for US Sailing’s 2019 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards. Local San Diegan, Willem Van Waay of Coronado, has made the list of finalists. This is the first time this national event will be held in San Diego and is set to take place on February 6, 2020 at the USS Midway Museum.
The annual determination of this year’s awards represents a wide range of accomplished sailors at different stages of their respective careers and from various disciplines in the sport. All six of these finalists represent their own unique pathway to the top of the sport and have each mastered their craft with a dedicated focus on precision and performance on the grandest stage.
About Willem Van Waay
Willem Van Waay proved his wide array of skill sets again in 2019 for several teams across many events and various classes. The tactician’s year was highlighted by a win at the J/24 World Championship in Miami with skipper Keith Whittemore aboard Furio. Van Waay and crew outlasted the fleet of 79 to claim the first-place prize by 16 points through 10 races. They won two races, including two of the last three of the regatta, and posted six top five finishes. The stacked fleet featured five former J/24 World Champions.
See you there!