World Sailing 2018 winners
The Fast 40+ class Rán VII (right) has been named World Sailing’s Boat of the Year. Niklas Zennstrom’s Swedish Carkeek-designed Carrington-built yacht was launched in April 2018, and has gone on to win every regatta in the Fast 40+ circuit. Winners of the Female Rolex World Sailor of the Year award were Carolijn Brouwer and Marie Riou for becoming the first female winners of the Volvo Ocean Race in the 2017-18 edition. Their team, Dongfeng took the Team of the Year title. Cyprus’ Pavlos Kontides won the Male Rolex World Sailor of the Year award for winning consecutive Laser World Championship titles.