Hardesty and Tunnicliffe Honored

Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Bill Hardesty and Yachtswoman of the Year Anna Tunnicliffe are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments at the awards ceremony.

On Feb 22, Bill Hardesty and Anna Tunnicliffe were presented with US Sailing's Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards. Tunnicliffe credited her hardworking team, while Hardesty fulfilled an ongoing bet with his father, and gave him the Rolex. Watch the highlights from the St. Francis Yacht Club here:

Read more about the winners on US Sailing's website.

Stewart Wicht, President, Rolex Watch U. S. A., Inc., Anna Tunnicliffe, 4th consectivive Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year (2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011), Bill Hardesty Rolex Yachtsman of the Year 2011, and Gary Jobson, President, US Sailing.__ Photo: Bob Vincent

SDYC’s USA 979 Team Hardesty wins the 81 boat regatta to secure the World Championship title in June 2011. Craig Leweck, Steve Hunt, Mandi Markee and SDYC member Bill Hardesty, Rolex Yachtsman of the Year 2011 winner, re-celebrate their world class victory at the Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year presentation hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club on February 22, 2012 in San Francisco, CA. Photo: Bob Vincent