Marco Gradoni a Nominee for 2019 Rolex Sailor of the Year

2018 World Championship – Cyprus © Matias Cappizzano

Three-time Optimist World Champion, Marco Gradoni (ITA) has been selected as a Nominee for the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2019 in recognition of his achievements over the past year.

The Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards is the most prestigious award of recognition in the sport of sailing. Since the awards’ inception in 1994, the trophy has proudly accumulated the names of those who have demonstrated unparalleled endurance, performance and accomplishment in sailing. Read more . . .

Sean Kavanagh ‘Optimist of the Month’ – September 2019

Sean Kavanagh had a strong showing at the 2019 African’s held in the Seychelles. He finished 4th overall, was first under 12, won two races, never finished worse than 8th. He turned 11 years old in August and weighing in at 36kg did very well in strong wind conditions, to compete with a strong Angolan team filled with 14 and 15 year old sailors, weighing in at 50-60kgs.

Results

African Optimist Championships 2019 - Seychelles