Mathieu Richard and Thierry Douillard, the Frenchmen, will be now starting as the favorite of the team to win the EFG Sailing Arabia –The Tour in 2017. They will be stepping into the shoes of Sidney Gavignet. Douillard will be the skipper of the team and Richard will be taking over as the helmsman.

Douillard has had a wonderful record of late and took the Diam 24 Oman Airports to the fifth place in the Tour De France a la Voile for this year. Gavignet has to sit out of the 2017 race due to the knee injury that has been bothering him for a while. Continue reading

Every year, Rolex recognizes sailors who have done exceptionally well in different national and international championships with the Rolex world sailor award.


In 2016 too, Rolex organized the award ceremony and felicitated extra talented players. Saskia Clark and Hannah Mills champion of Olympics received the Rolex world sailor award for female category.

Both the female sailors won gold in World Cup final for sailing in 2015, silver in World championship in 2015, and two gold for 2016 World cup. There win of different championships made them strong contender of award in the category.

Winning the award in ceremony Clare said “Looking at the list of winners last year and the legends present in the ceremony, we were unexpected that award will be given to us. It is completely overwhelming for both of us.” Adding words state of Clare, Mills added “The basis of the whole campaign was team work. Winning this award is the best way of capping our bond.”Continue reading