Croce, Honey honored at World Sailing Awards

Published on November 8th, 2017

The inaugural World Sailing Awards, occurring alongside World Sailing’s 2017 Annual Conference, presented the Beppe Croce Trophy and the President’s Development Award on November 7 in in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Former World Sailing President follows in the footsteps of his father

Carlo Croce

The Beppe Croce Trophy has been presented to distinguished sailors, rules gurus and designers who have all dedicated an outstanding amount of time to the sport sailing.

The roll of honour is an impressive one and features some true innovators within the sport.

The Federazione Italiana Vela presented the trophy to World Sailing in memory of Beppe
Croce, World Sailing President from 1969-1986. First awarded in 1988 to His Majesty King Olav of Norway, Beppe Croce’s son, Carlo Croce, received the recognition at the 2017 World Sailing Awards for his services to the sport.

A 1972 and 1976 Olympian, Croce was destined to have a significant future in the sport. He served in several America’s Cup campaigns as President of the Luna Rossa Challenge in the America’s Cup and then as President of Federazione Italiana Vela.

From 2012 – 2016 he was the President of World Sailing, leading the world governing through a rebranding from the International Sailing Federation to ISAF and putting the sailors at the heart.

Croce received the Award from World Sailing President Kim Andersen following insightful, entertaining anecdotes of his life from World Sailing Vice-President, Gary Jobson.

Recording breaking innovator receives President’s Development Award

Stan Honey

Since 2008, the President’s Development Award has been awarded to an individual for their work or involvement in developing the sport of sailing nationally or internationally.

Stan Honey received the award from World Sailing President, Kim Andersen, as he has continuously looked forward, developing the presentation of the sport on television as well as being one of the most accomplished sailors.

As a sailor, Honey won the Volvo Ocean Race as navigator, set numerous world records and currently navigates on Comanche.

Throughout his career, Honey has used his engineering background to create breakthrough television graphics that have enhanced the production levels of sailing. In 2013, Honey was responsible for creating GPS based imaging for the America’s Cup and continues to refine the technology for wider use. For his efforts, Honey was presented with an Emmy Award in 2013.

Source: World Sailing

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