US Sailing hands out top honors

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Terry Hutchinson of Annapolis, Md.; and Stephanie Roble of East Troy, Wisc., were named US Sailing’s 2014 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year.

A total of 10 men and seven women were shortlisted for the 2014 honors based on nominations submitted by members of US Sailing, with these two sailors then selected for the noteworthy distinction by a diverse panel of sailing journalists. 

Established in 1961 by US Sailing and sponsored by Rolex Watch, U.S.A. since 1980, the annual presentation of US Sailing's Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards are considered the sport’s ultimate recognition of an individual’s outstanding on-the-water achievements for the calendar year. The winners will be honored on Feb. 26 during a luncheon at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan, when they will be presented with specially-engraved Rolex timepieces.

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