There were 100 of them; thanks to your nearly 20,000 votes, there are 25 left. Now the going gets really tough at the Sailor of the Year, the most prestigious award in Italian sailing, which this year crosses the 25-edition mark (
here the stories of all past winners
). In fact, we have reached the final stages of these semifinals, with very little time left until voting closes on April 14, at 12 noon. YOU CAN VOTE HERE
It will now be up to the Jury to evaluate the rankings, the profile of the sailors, and choose five to take to the finals. Sailor of the Year It is awarded to the one who, based on your preferences (which you can express in the poll linked below, turns out to be the sailor who most excited you. After the first two rounds of voting, in which your preferences were binding, they now have advisory value. What happens now? The 5 sailors selected by the Jury will be winners of five different awards, but only one of them will be the 2017 Sailor of the Year.
It will be unveiled, on the occasion of the VELAFestival
(May 4-7 in Santa Margherita Ligure: info on www.velafestival.com),
during the Evening of Champions (Friday, May 5 at 7 p.m.), the 2017 TAG Heuer Sailor of the Year
and all the winners of the other awards (Performance, #don’tcrackunderpressure, Innovation and Young).
We’ve also written too much, now it’s your turn again!
THE SELECTION METHOD
Rankings, articles and reports from you readers in hand, in the editorial office we have taken stock of the past season by identifying 100 “nominations” among racers, drifters, owners, sailors (the ocean sailors or those who showed off their “long sailing” skills), designers and builders
. In some cases we also felt compelled to nominate boats with a special story (after all, every enthusiast knows that the boat has a soul and that without the boat the sailor can accomplish very little). After the first phase, from January 31 to February 15, only 50 remained in the competition. Then from 50, during the second phase (March 3-15), you chose 25. Find out who they are and then vote in the poll, which will be active until noon on April 14. Below you will find, described by an infographic, how the Sailor of the Year works and the voting steps. For voting, which can only be given to one candidate, you will be asked to enter your e-mail.
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