A Newport sailor was shortlisted for the 2013 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards.
J/24 World Champion Tim Healy is among a list of nine men and six women being nominated for this year's awards.
The nominees will be reviewed by a panel of noted sailing journalists who discuss the merits of each nominee and will vote to determine U.S. Sailing's "2013 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year."
The winners will be announced in mid-January and honored on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, during a luncheon at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, when they will be presented with Rolex timepiece
Nominees shortlisted for U.S. Sailing's 2013 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year award:
Melges 32 World Champion Jason Carroll (New York, N.Y. ); Etchells World Champion Marvin Beckmann (Houston, Texas); Moth World Champion Bora Gulari (Detroit, Mich.); J/24 World Champion Tim Healy (Newport, R.I.); Kiteboard Racing North American Champion Johnny Heineken (Larkspur, Calif.); Star World Champion John MacCausland (Cherry Hill, N.J.); Sperry-Top Sider Melges 24 World Champion Brian Porter (Fontana, Wisc.); Lightning World Champion David Starck (Amherst, N.Y.); and J/22 World Champion Allan Terhune (Arnold, Md.)
Nominees shortlisted for U.S. Sailing’s 2013 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year award:
Farr 30 World Champion Deneen Demourkas (Santa Barbara, Calif.); J/70 North American Champion Heather Gregg-Earl (Boston, Mass.); IKA Course Racing World Champion Erika Heineken (Larkspur, Calif.); Laser Radial World Bronze Medalist Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.); Laser Radial North American Champion Erika Reineke (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.); and Lightning Atlantic Coast Champion Jody Starck (Amherst, N.Y.).
The headquarters of US Sailing, the official governing body of sailing in the nation, can be found at 15 Maritime Drive, Portsmouth.