Friday, November 23, 2012

Every year Sail Canada invites sailing enthusiasts to participate in recognising Canada's top competitive and recreational sailors, coaches, volunteers and events via the Sail Canada Annual Awards. The 2012 Sail Canada Awards nomination period closed on November 15th with a record number of nominations received!

The 2012 Sail Canada Awards will be presented at the Sail Canada Rolex Sailor of the Year Awards on Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Toronto at The Carlu. Click here to purchase your tickets for this prestigious event!

Nominees for the 2012 Sail Canada Awards are...

Rolex Sailor of the Year
Paul Davis
Robert Davis
Nikola Girke
Peter Hall
Oskar Johansson
Zac Plavsic

Female Athlete of the Year
Brenda Bowskill
Nikola Girke
Stacie Louttit

Male Athlete of the Year
Paul Davis
Robert Davis
Peter Hall
John McRoberts
Zac Plavsic
Martin Robitaille

Marvin McDill Memorial Award
The recipient of this award is based on a formula.

Nathan R Cowan Memorial Award for Developing Sailors
Jacob Chapin Saunders
Evert McLaughlin

Bill Burk Memorial Youth Elite Award - Female
Corinne Peters
Violet Stafford
Allie Surette & Ali Tenhove

Bill Burk Memorial Youth Elite Award - Male
Hugh McRae
Jack Rieder
Justin Vittecoq

Gerry Roufs
Rob & Sandy Butler
Eric Holden

Coach of the Year
Rosie Chapman
Agustin Ferrario
Rob Frost
Chris Hewson
Osvaldo Padron
Kevin Stittle

Chisholm Trophy for Excellence in Race Management
2012 Nepean One Design Regatta; Shark Canadians - Race Management Team
Craig & Ross CYA Youth National Championships - Race Management Team

City of Kingston Regatta of the Year Award
2012 Nepean One Design Regatta; Shark Canadians - Host Organizing Committee
2012 Shark Worlds - Host Organizing Committee
Craig & Ross CYA Youth National Championships - Host Organizing Committee
CYA Sail Central at Fruitbowl Regatta 2012 - Host Organizing Committee
Mobility Cup 2012 - Host Organizing Committee

William Abbott Senior Trophy - Sail Training Program of the Year
Frenchman's Bay Yacht Club
Pointe Claire Yacht Club
Vancouver Island School Sailing League - Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Recreation Event Award
Club de voile Deux-Montagne
Toronto Windsurfing club

Volunteer of the Year
Charles Brodeur
Fiona Kidd
Stephen Lacey

Nominees listed represent all eligible nominations received. Nominations may be deemed ineligible based on established eligibility criteria.

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