Please select your home edition
Edition
Lancer Not Equal

ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year - Tom Slingsby

by ISAF on 12 Oct 2012
Tom Slingsby (AUS) who won the Gold Medal in the Medal Race Men’s One Person Dinghy (Laser) event in The London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition. onEdition © http://www.onEdition.com
Heading into the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, Tom Slingsby knew the Weymouth and Portland waters better than anyone and with an unbeaten record at the venue, he was the overwhelming favourite to claim the Gold medal. Determined to banish his Beijing 2008 demons Slingsby did not fail to impress and established his name at the top of the leader board from day one.

Throughout the week he thrived under the pressure and three consecutive race wins gave him daylight ahead of the Medal Race. Comfortably seeing off his nearest rival Slingsby took gold in style to become the first Australian to win an individual Olympic gold medal.

Slingsby's road to London 2012 had been as impressive as his victory in Weymouth and at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championship in front of his home nation he won his fourth Laser World title. His fifth, and third consecutive world title, came less than six months later in Boltenhagen, Germany. Slingsby was rampant taking four race wins from the first five races ensuring the job was done with a race to spare.

Further regatta victories came during the ISAF Sailing World Cup which further established his status as one of the best sailors to step into a Laser.

Joining Slingsby as male nominees for ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2012 are Ben Ainslie (GBR), Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page (AUS), Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (AUS) and Loïck Peyron (FRA).

The winners are selected by the ISAF Member National Authorities (MNAs), the national governing bodies for sailing around the world. The MNAs are now invited to vote for the male and female nominee they believe most deserves the Award.

The winners will be announced at the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards presentation and dinner, taking place on Tuesday 6 November 2012. The venue for the event is the Mansion House in Dublin, Ireland.

Each winner will be presented with the prestigious ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award Trophy and a distinctive Rolex Tom Slingsby WSOY ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards website
GAC Pindar FreightProtector - 660 x 82RS Sailing 660x82

Related Articles

Sailing World Cup Hyeres - McKenzie earns vital win on Day 3
Andrew McKenzie won the last race of the day in the Laser fleet on Thursday. Andrew McKenzie cast aside the bitterly cold conditions in Hyeres, France, to fire at the World Cup regatta, winning the last race of the day in the Laser fleet on Thursday. McKenzie produced the standout performance of the day, but he will need to fashion some more strong results over the next two days to lift himself into the top 10 to qualify for Sunday's medal race.
Posted today at 1:01 pm
World Masters Games - Medals for Australia, Britain and New Zealand
The medals were shared between three nations as the sailing competition in the World Masters Games came to an end The Gold medals were shared between three nations as the sailing competition in the World Masters Games came to an end in Auckland today. Soon after Dan Slater (NZL) crossed the finish line in the final race in the Laser class, someone yelled out that he had finally picked up a Games medal at the fourth time of trying.
Posted today at 12:07 pm
Heiner's consistency pays dividends in Sailing World Cup Hyères
Heiner has been one of the most reliable performers with a string of top five finishes to lead in the Finn. Out of the 534 racers from 52 nations, racing across the ten Olympic events, Foiling Formula Kiteboarding and 2.4 Norlin OD, Heiner has been one of the most reliable performers with a string of top five finishes to lead in the Finn.
Posted on 27 Apr
World Cup Series Hyeres – Dylan and Stuart hold their nerve on Day 3
Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell held on to their 49er World Cup lead in Hyeres, France, on Thursday Wind conditions built later than anticipated on this third day of competition, and knowing that Friday’s forecast looks set to bring big breeze and potentially a day confined to shore, sailors and race management alike were eager to eke out the best conditions and complete the day’s schedule.
Posted on 27 Apr
Points close as Heiner takes lead on Day 3 of World Cup Series Hyeres
Nicholas Heiner from the Netherlands has risen to the top of the Finn rankings after the third day France’s Fabian Pic also moved up, to second, while Great Britain’s Ben Cornish didn’t have the best day, and dropped to third. Race wins went to Brazil’s Jorge Zarif and Norway’s Anders Pedersen.
Posted on 27 Apr
World Masters Games - Bilger's success in the wind
As a wind predictor, Jon Bilger thinks he’s got an advantage when it comes to the World Masters Games As a wind predictor, Jon Bilger thinks he’s got an advantage when it comes to the World Masters Games but the only issue is his predictions are available for all of his rivals. He still hasn’t been tempted to put out any rogue information, though.
Posted on 27 Apr
New conditions and new faces at front in Hyeres
On the second day at the World Cup Series in Hyeres, France there were new conditions and some new faces at the front. On the second day at the World Cup Series in Hyeres, France there were new conditions and some new faces at the front. Race wins went to Brazil’s Jorge Zarif and Ed Wright from Great Britain, but Ben Cornish continues to lead, on equal points with Nicholas Heiner from the Netherlands. Turkey’s Alican Kaynar has moved up to third.
Posted on 27 Apr
GBR skiff crews steal the show on Hyeres Day 2
British skiff sailors ruled the second day of World Cup Series racing in Hyeres, France British skiff sailors ruled the second day of World Cup Series racing in Hyeres, France, with Dylan Fletcher-Stuart Bithell and Charlotte-Saskia Tidey each winning two of their three races on Wednesday (26 April). Fletcher and Bithell built upon a solid opening day on Tuesday
Posted on 27 Apr
Zhik 29er Worlds 2018 - making it easier
RHKYC announces L’hotel Island South as the Official Hotel Partner for the Zhik Hong Kong 29er World Championships 2018. Race Chairman of the Zhik Hong Kong 29er World Championships 2018, Peter Backe commenting on the announcement said, “Having an official hotel will make things so much easier for the competitors. Participants will have all their information and travel needs covered for the event. With transportation included to the race venue daily, and news that the committee will post a second notice board
Posted on 27 Apr
CSpar/Paragon continue with production of alt-Laser composite spars
The CSpar / Paragon Composite continue to produce Laser compatible composite top sections The CSpar / Paragon Composite joint venture are continuing to develop and produce their Composite Topmast section that can be used in the Laser class for fun sailing, training and unofficial racing. The CSpar/Paragon top and bottom section spars have been available for four years for the class.
Posted on 26 Apr