US SAILING announced the nominees for the 2001 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year on January 10, 2002. The nominees and their records for 2001 will be evaluated by a panel of sailing journalists, who will discuss the merits of each nominee and vote by secret ballot. The winners will be honored at a luncheon at the New York YC in New York City, on February 15, 2002, where they will be presented with Rolex timepieces.
Yachtsman of the Year: International 14 World Champion Zach Berkowitz (San Francisco, Calif.); Laser Master World Champion Henry De Wolf (Palm City, Fla.); J/22 and Flying Scot North American Champion Greg Fisher (Columbus, Ohio); world speed sailing record holder Steve Fossett (Chicago, Ill.); 49er World Champions Jonathan McKee and Charlie McKee (both Seattle, Wash.); and Star North American Champion George Szabo (San Diego, Calif.).
Yachtswoman of the Year: Tasar International and U.S. National Champion Carol Buchan (Medina, Wash.); Yngling CORK Champion Carol Cronin (Jamestown, R.I.); Yngling North American Champion Courtenay Dey (Westerly, R.I./Rye, N.Y.); J/22 East Coast Champion Nancy Haberland (Annapolis, Md.); and Rolex International Womens Keelboat Champion Cory Sertl (Rochester, N.Y.).
For more information: http://www.ussailing.org/pressreleases/2002/YYnominees.htm