It’s your turn again! Vote for your 2017 Sailor of the Year!


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There were 100 of them; thanks to your 11,150 votes there are 50 left. Now the going gets tough at 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
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. It will be your votes that will determine who makes the shortlist for the final victory, among which will be unveiled at the VELAFestival (May 4-7 in Santa Margherita Ligure: info at.

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!

ModelloCantiere CostruttoreLunghezza (M) (LOA)Anno di Progetto
HALLBERG RASSY 36 MK IHallberg Rassy10.871989
HALLBERG RASSY 382Hallberg Rassy11.621984
HALLBERG RASSY 41Hallberg Rassy12.51981
HALLBERG RASSY 42 (F)Hallberg Rassy13.221990
HALLBERG RASSY 46Hallberg Rassy14.781995


Classifications, articles and reports from you readers in hand, in the editorial office we took 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. Find out who they are and then vote in the poll, which will be active until noon on March 15. The 25 most voted candidates will pass the second round. 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.


Each of the winners will be awarded a TAG Heuer Aquaracer Calibre 5 high-precision waterproof chronograph (pictured opposite), capable of withstanding depths of up to 300 meters.

For any information regarding the Sailor of the Year, please write to us at



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