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Ainslie, Sensini Win

Rolex Sailors of the Year

Ainslie, Sensini Win

Why is it that we just don’t much care about this sort of thing? Oh sure, it’s a pretty big deal to some and the winners are very deserving and talented and blah blah blah, but we just don’t get excited about the awards. Maybe we’re just bitter, jealous, angry haters, blindly lashing out against the establishment in this sport. But maybe we also think that you can’t elect a 2008 Sailor of the Year, and count what they did for 4 months of 2007 and not count what they did in the last 4 months of 2008. How about they make it Jan 1 2008, to Dec 31, 2008? Then maybe, for example, Terry Hutchinson winning the TP 52 Med Cup, the TP 52 Worlds and the Melges 24 NA’s back to back to back at the end of 2008, might have gotten the consideration he deserved. If you are really having a 2008 winner, then have it be for 2008, period. Get it right.