Ninety thousand views of the new website velistadellanno.giornaledellavela.com, 19,000 votes in the first round alone, an untold number of shares on Facebook and Instagram. It had never gone so well! This year’s TAG Heuer Sailor of the Year, the most prestigious award in Italian sailing (awarded by Giornale della Vela since 1991) has really “rocked the Internet.” With your votes you made the first skim, the initial 100 candidates became 50 and now you can vote for them again from March 1 to 14. (photo by Christophe Favreau: Ambrose Beccaria finished this first phase in sixth place)
HERE ARE THE RANKINGS OF THE 50 SAILORS WHO PASSED THE ROUND
HERE THE COMPLETE RANKING
Our editorial staff will constantly update you with news, posts on Facebook and stories on Instagram, on the Sail Newspaper profile and on the Sailor of the Year profile.
HERE THE DETAILED REGULATIONS OF THE SAILOR OF THE YEAR
THREE VOTES PER PHASE
Starting this year there are two new features: it will be possible to cast three votes per stage (and no longer just one)! You can decide to give three preferences to a single candidate, or divide them among several candidates. For the validation of each vote, you will be asked for your email address: we recommend that you type in the right one; you will find out why in a moment:
VOTE AND WIN!
This year there are two more (mouth-watering) opportunities to vote for your favorite Velista of the Year candidates. Among all the survey voters who will take part in the Evening of Champions (you will be asked to register for the event with the email you provided during voting), on Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at theTAG Heuer VELAFestival, will be raffled off a prestigious Aquaracer chronograph from our longtime partner TAG Heuer And, thanks to new partner of the Sailor of the Year Globesailor a long weekend on a boat provided by Sail Italy (May 8-9-10, 2020 in the base of Procida aboard a Beneteau Oceanis 38, 3 cabins and 2 bathrooms, skipper not included).