TAG Heuer Sailor of the Year, from tomorrow interviews with the protagonists of Italian sailing


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Ready to know who will be The TAG Heuer Sailor of the Year and winners of all categories of the most prestigious award in Italian sailing, given by the Giornale della Vela since 1991?

You’ll have to have one more … week of patience. The winners of the categories Sailor of the Year, Owner, Designer by SKS, Yacht Club by Seably, Young you will only know them after the Evening of Champions, scheduled in Milan on May 12. There, from among the three finalists voted by you most in each category (22,446 total votes!), a winner will be elected. Instead, the “Epic” lifetime achievement award and “Most Voted” (i.e., most voted online) you already know: Azzurra, Italy’s first America’s Cup challenge, which turns 40, and Francesco Sena, Italy’s most famous sailing youtuber.

From May 6 to 11, the great stories of the finalists
Of the TAG Heuer Sailor of the Year on our channels

But starting tomorrow, it is time to know the finalists’ stories in detail. From May 6 to May 11, we have prepared for you a series of unmissable interviews with the candidates that will be posted on the Sailing Newspaper’s YouTube and all of our social media starting May 6.

TAG Heuer 2022 Sailor of the Year installment calendar (and how to view them)

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The episodes are aired on all the channels of the Sailing Newspaper and you can review them whenever you want on our Youtube channel, on our Facebook page, on the Giornale della Vela’s Instagram TV, on this website, in theevents area of Milano Yachting Week, and on the TAG Heuer Sailor of the Year website. In short, you just can’t miss them! Conducted by Mino Taveri and Ambrogio Beccaria, with contributions from Mauro Giuffrè. Below is the schedule of episodes with all the key players who will be speaking.

  • May 6, 6 p.m. – Welcome to the Oscars of Sailing and Epic Sailor of the Year (Azzurra). With Riccardo Bonadeo, Mauro Pelaschier, Luca Oriani, John Gatti, Manuela Ricci.
  • May 7, 6 p.m. – Yacht Club by Seably. Sailors are born here. With Agostino Randazzo (CDV Sicilia), Enrico Bertacchi (CV Caprera), Luca Bertacchi (CV Bellano).
  • May 8, 6 p.m. – Young. Tomorrow’s champions. With Alex Demurtas, Mattia Cesana, Maggie Pescetto.
  • May 9, 6 p.m. – Designer by SKS. The archistars of sailing. With Fabio Bignolini and Matteo Polli (Northern Light Composites), Maurizio Cossutti and Alessandro Ganz (Cossutti Yacht Design), Stefano Lillia (Cantiere Nautico Lillia).
  • May 10, 6 p.m. – Owner. Limitless passion. With Gennaro Coretti, Luca Sabiu, Vincenzo De Blasio.
  • May 11, 6 p.m. – TAG Heuer Sailor of the Year. Top of the sail. With Ruggero Tita, Caterina Banti, Ganga Bruni, Alberto Riva, Francesco Sena (Most Voted).
  • May 15, 6 p.m. – The Evening of Champions. The best are they. The TAG Heuer Sailor of the Year final night reel with the announcement of the finalists.


TAG Heuer Sailor of the Year

This is the most prestigious award in Italian sailing, awarded by Giornale della Vela since 1991 and now in its 31st edition. The 2021 Sailor of the Year was won by Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team.

TAG Heuer 2022 Sailor of the Year Partners.

NEVER STILL. AS TIME. TAG Heuer, lo historic Swiss watch brand of the LVMH Group, active in 139 countries, has been the naming partner of the Sailor of the Year since 2013. Its Aquaracer marine timepieces are the “summa” of 160 years of history, research and innovation.

BETTER SAILORS WITH SEABLY. Seably For Leisure is the online training platform for all sea lovers. Seably offers a world of courses for every shipowner. Download Seably’s app and enjoy the best content available for every boater.

“TOP” KITCHENS ARE SKS. Signature Kitchen Suite is the appliance brand from high-end built-in kitchen from LG Electronics, a world leader in consumer electronics. At the SKS Showroom in Milan, the Evening of Champions opens on May 12.



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