Sailors Win National Acclaim - John Kostecki and Liz Baylis Named
Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year
Californians, John Kostecki, age 38, of Fairfax, and Liz Baylis, age
39, of San Rafael, have been named Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman
of the Year, respectively, for 2002. A panel of sailing journalists
selected the two accomplished sailors for this year's distinction
from a shortlist of nine nominees for the Rolex Yachtsman and five
nominees for the Rolex Yachtswoman.
Established in 1961 by US Sailing
and sponsored by Rolex Watch U.S.A. since 1980, the Rolex Yachtsman
and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards recognize outstanding
on-the-water achievement in the calendar year just concluded. The
winners will be honored and presented with specially engraved Rolex
timepieces at a March 21, 2003, luncheon and press conference at the
New York Yacht Club in New York City.