Award for the congenial sailing legend François Gabart
The SEAMASTER Award was presented for the sixth time at FLAGSHIP NIGHT 2018 too. With this Award, boot Düsseldorf and Delius Klasing Verlag honour an athlete for his or her special achievements in water sports. In 2018, the prize goes to the outstanding French sailor François Gabart.
In December last year, the 34-year-old set a new world record for the fastest single-handed circumnavigation of the world. Gabart cut as many as six days off the previous record – a time that not even he himself had thought possible. In his case, the clock stopped after 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds.
The editors-in-chief of the magazines BOOTE, BOOTE EXCLUSIV, YACHT and SURF are members of the SEAMASTER jury. Delius Klasing publisher Konrad Delius and Petros Michelidakis, boot Düsseldorf Director, are the jury chairmen.
Extensive reports about all the winners and FLAGSHIP NIGHT 2018 will be appearing in YACHT 4/2018 (distribution starts on 31. January) and BOOTE 3/2018 (distribution starts on 21. February) and can also be found on the online portals yacht.de, boote-magazin.de and powerboat-award.com.
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