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IKER AND XABI PICK UP ROLEX SAILORS OF THE YEAR 2011 PRIZE

07-09-2012
IKER AND XABI PICK UP ROLEX SAILORS OF THE YEAR 2011 PRIZE

On this Monday, July 9th, some eight months after the title was revealed Iker Martínez and Xabi Fernández finally picked up the prize awarded to them as the ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year 2011 at a ceremony held in Madrid at the headquarters of Rolex Spain.

 

The news was made public on the 9th of November: ISAF, the international federation for sailors had named Iker Martínez and Xabi Fernández as the sailors of the year at an event held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. However, Iker and Xabi didn't receive the news amid the protocol and solemnity of a federation event but in the North Atlantic, whilst they were competing in the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race aboard “Telefónica”. The leg became the first win for the Spanish Volvo Open 70.

 

The reasons behind the decision to award the title to Iker and Xabi were patent, with the Spanish pair boasting an impeccable sporting record and having demonstrated an incredible adaptability in their field in 2011, moving from the 49er class successfully to the IMOCA Open 60 class to then go on to sail on board the VO 70 “Telefónica”. Right now ...

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IKER: "THE SITUATION ON BOARD IS NORMAL BUT WE HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL AS WE ONLY HAVE ONE RUDDER AND IT'S DAMAGED"

06-15-2012

Hi everyone. It's 01:30 on Friday 15th June, Spanish time (23:30 UTC Thursday 14th). We are sailing without a problem towards Lorient at 12 knot speeds.

 

The situation on board is normal but we have to be very careful as we only have one rudder and it's damaged. ...

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Iker and Xabi, ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2011

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