World Sail­ing 2018 win­ners

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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.

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