Steve Benjamin Recognized as 2015 U.S. Rolex Yachtsman of the Year

Steve Benjamin has been involved in the sport of sailing since a very young age. An Olympic Silver Medalist for the 470 in 1984, and a multiple world champion for the Fireball, 505, and 470, he has a well earned near legendary reputation in the international sailing community.

“Benj” as he is more fondly known, is also a very sought after helmsman and tactician in offshore racing circuits–and rightly so as he lends a vast wealth of experience for any boat and any crew that he races with.

It wouldn’t come as a surprise then that Benj races with one of the champion offshore racing teams here in the Philippines. He has skippered for Ray Ordoveza’s “Karakoa” and has led them to victory on not just one occasion for the Subic Bay to Boracay Cup Regatta.

Subic Sailing would like to give a shout-out to Benj for this new achievement of being the 2015 U.S. Rolex Yachtsman of the Year.


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