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Rob Douglas, Johnny and Erika Heineken Shortlisted for US Sailing Awards

Kiteboarding has become one of the most popular extreme sports in the world and aprestigious sailing discipline. All kiteboarding fans will be pleased to know that Rob Douglas, Johnny and Erika Heineken Shortlisted, three of the most skilled and determined kiteboarders ever have been shortlisted for the famous US Sailing Awards.

The Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards celebrate the most outstanding sailing performances of the year. Rob Douglas is the fastest kiteboarder on earth and Johnny and Erika Heineken are IKA Course Racing champions. They surely deserve the honor to be nominated for the US Sailing Awards and battle for the trophy alongside with the best US sailors.

Apart from Rob Douglas, Johnny and Erika Heineken, the men’s shortlist gathers Jason Carroll, JP Creignou, Bill Hardesty, John Kilroy, John Mollicone and Caleb Paine and the women’s shortlist gathers Sally Barkow, Amanda Clark, Deneen Demourkas, Jen French and Anna Tunnicliffe.

The US Sailing's 2012 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year will be announced in January 2013, after the nominees will be reviewed by a panel of noted sailing journalists.