Last night Zhik’s Carolijn Brouwer / Marie Riou and Pavlos Kontides were announced as the prestigious Rolex World Sailors of the Year at the 2018 World Sailing Awards.

Carolijn and Marie were awarded the prize due to their incredible performance onboard Dongfeng where they became the first female winners of the demanding Volvo Ocean Race.

Pavlos, has continued going from strength to strength after winning his countries first Olympic medal in London 2012. With back to back World Championships in 2017 and 2018, Pavlos cemented his place as the worlds top Laser sailor and the man to beat in the future.

An incredible achievement from all the winners and a huge congratulations to these absolute legends.