PROGRESSIONS AND JOB POSTINGS
World Champion Sailor Tim Healy Joins North Sails
Healy to coordinate One Design Client Services in North America
World Champion sailor Tim Healy has joined North Sails in the role of One Design Coordinator. Healy, who won the J/24 World Championship in 2010, worked for North Sails from 1998–2004 and has been in the sailmaking industry for 14 years.
"Tim has proven himself countless times in a wide array of one design sailboats from J/24s and Shields to Lightnings and Etchells—and now in the new and quickly growing J/70 class,” North Sails president Ken Read says. "Having Tim back at North Sails gives us an opportunity to work closer with clients through his experience and knowledge of how to prepare and win on the race course.”
“We believe North Sails customers will get more out of sailing by utilizing North Sails Client Services, a program we are initiating worldwide which Tim will have a major role in," Read continued.
Healy, who was a three-time All-American Sailor at St. Mary’s College in Maryland, has earned his place in the world of one design sailboat racing. He has won 17 major titles in the J/24 class since 1999 and 7 National and North American championships in other classes. Healy also won a Gold Medal at the Pan Am Games in the Dominican Republic in 2003.
Tim Healy can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling: 401-683-7997.
Heineken and French Named US Sailing’s 2012 Rolex Yachtsman & Yachtswoman of the Year
Johnny Heineken (Larkspur, Calif.), the 2012 Kiteboarding Course Racing World Champion, and Jennifer French (St. Petersburg, Fla.), the 2012 Paralympic Silver Medalist in the SKUD-18 class, were named US Sailing’s 2012 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year. A shortlist of eight male and six female sailors—determined from nominations submitted by members of US Sailing—was evaluated by a panel of sailing journalists who selected these two sailors for the noteworthy distinction. The winners will be honored on February 26, 2013, during a luncheon at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, when they will be presented with specially engraved Rolex timepieces.
Established in 1961 by US Sailing and sponsored by Rolex Watch, U.S.A. since 1980, the annual presentation of US Sailing's Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards are considered the sport's ultimate recognition of an individual’s outstanding on-the-water achievements for the calendar year. Over its history the coveted award has been presented to 41 men and 33 women.
For additional racing results for each winner, please visit: http://about.ussailing.org/Awards/Rolex.htm