Last Year's Winner
As the female star of Irish sailing, Annalise had both an extraordinary and heart-breaking year. The 22 year old began her 2012 Olympic season with a top 10 at the ISAF World Cup in Miami in January and finished her pre-London events with a bronze at Sail for Gold in Weymouth in June. Winning the hearts of the nation, Annalise had an incredible debut at the Games winning her first four races. Ultimately she returned home having finished in fourth place following one of the closest battles for the podium sailing has ever seen.