Ben Ainslie, 2012 Sailor of the Year
British sailing hero, and Corum ambassador newly crowned Olympic champion for the fourth time
The Watch Quote™ - November 9th, 2012
British sailing hero, and Corum ambassador Ben Ainslie, the newly crowned Olympic champion for the fourth time in his career, was named World Sailor of the Year on Tuesday November 6th by the delegates of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). He was on the Corum booth yesterday evening at the SalonQP watch show in London.
Friday, November 9th 2012 – Ben Ainslie, Corum watch ambassador, was named “Sailor of the Year” by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) at a ceremony held on November 6th in Dublin, Ireland on November 6th. The ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award is the highest accolade in the world of international competitive sailing.
2012 Olympic champion and thus the holder of four Olympic gold medals and an Olympic silver, Ben Ainslie is the most successful sailor in Games history. He was now claimed the Sailor of the Year award for the fourth time, after previous wins in1998, 2002 and 2008. “It is a huge honor, especially for everyone who has helped me,” Ainslie said of the award. “There is a whole team behind me made up of families, friends, coaches and partners, and who enabled me to reach this gold. I’m also proud of being part of an incredible line-up of sailors who were nominated for this prize.”
“I’m delighted for Ben Ainslie, who richly deserves this title of Sailor of the Year,” said Corum CEO and shareholder Antonio Calce. “We at Corum are really proud to have two exceptional sailing ambassadors who represent the brand with flying colors and contribute to its international influence. The nomination of Ben Ainslie and Loïck Peyron for the Sailing Awards, and now Ben’s victory, highlight the performances of these exceptional sailors.”
Ben Ainslie took part yesterday evening at the SalonQP watch show in London. During the time he spent at the Corum booth, Ainslie was presented by Corum’s Director of Public Relations, Marie-Alexandrine Leibowitch, with the watch that caught his eye: the Admiral’s Cup Legend 42 Tourbillon Micro-Rotor. The latter is a masterpiece of horology that adds a further touch of elegance, emotion and technical refinement to the heritage of a watch that has sailed its way through 50 years of history. This model designed by passionate sea-lovers was thus an entirely natural choice for Ben.