Voting form for the YJA MS Amlin International Sailor of the Decade.

The YJA MS Amlin 'International Sailor of the Decade' aims to recognise the achievements of the sailors who have had the greatest positive impact on our sport.

Members of the Yachting Journalists’ Association are invited to cast their votes using the form below.

VOTING CLOSES at Midnight UK time

November 20th 2020

List of Nominees to vote for - vote for 1 only please.  
  • PLEASE NOTE: you MUST be a YJA MEMBER to vote. ONLY MEMBERS VOTES WILL BE REGISTERED and your vote will not be counted if you are not a YJA member.
  • Dee Caffari - A constant feature in major races as well as pushing boundaries in terms of female equality. Chair World Sailing Trust, helping teach Omani women to sail, Turn the Tide on Plastic, and a long list of achievements, notwithstanding sailing around the world six times.
  • Sir Robin Knox-Johnston - His personal achievements and world records have inspired many thousands to take up the sport, not just through the Clipper Race he founded. He has advised all aspects of the maritime industry from being involved with Trinity House as an advisor, to the Cutty Sark Trust and more. Recognised around the world for his successes.
  • Jon Holt - The founder of the Scaramouche Sailing Trust, which really has broken down barriers, allowing people of all backgrounds to sail and race successfully. A shining beacon in sailing.
  • Sir Ben Ainslie - During the last decade he became the most successful Olympic sailor in history with medals at five consecutive Olympics including his 4th gold medal in 2012. In 2013 he was pivotal in helping the BMW Oracle Racing Team retain the America's Cup, joining the boat as tactician when rivals Emirates Team New Zealand were one race from victory.
  • Andrew "Bart" Simpson - An Olympic Gold medallist at Qingdao 2008, Silver medallist at London 2012 with Iain Percy in the Star class, then tragically killed in training for the 2013 America's Cup. After his death the Andrew Simpson Foundation was established, as well as events such as Bart's Bash, to encourage future generations out on to the water and discover a love for sailing. An already hugely successful quest.
Dee Caffari Sir Robin Knox-Johnston Jon Holt Sir Ben Ainslie Andrew 'Bart' Simpson