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Rolex Sailor of the Year Award

Nomination form

The Rolex Sailor of the Year Award, CYA's most prestigious award, is presented annually to a Canadian sailor for bringing recognition to Canadian sailing and the Canadian Yachting Association (CYA).

The award was first presented in 1986 to America's Cup supporter Paul Phelan, who successfully organised a merger between Canada's top 12-meter syndicates. The individual nominated for this award must:

a) Have been significantly involved in an activity that, from September 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010 has provided recognition to Canadian sailing and the Canadian Yachting Association. Priority in recipient selection will be given to individuals who have attained high levels of excellence in Olympic/Paralympic class sailboat competition during the award year. However, other results and accomplishments will be considered.

b) Have shown leadership qualities with respect to the event or activity.

c) Have demonstrated sportsmanship and gained the respect of fellow sailors.

d) Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Previous winners:

2009 Curtis Florence
2008 Paul Tingley
2007 Evert Bastet
2006 Michael Leigh
2005 Chris Cook
2004 Ross MacDonald and Mike Wolfs
2003 Derek Hatfield
2002 Stephen Tupper
2001 Terry McLaughlin
2000 Livius Sherwood
1999 Richard Clarke
1998 Dirk Kneulman
1997 Gerry Roufs
1996 Bill Abbott, Joanne Abbott and Brad Boston
1995 Ross Cameron
1994 Paul Henderson
1993 Karen Johnson, Jennifer Normand, Suzanne Calladine and Cathy McPherson
1992 Ross Macdonald and Eric Jespersen
1991 Hank Lammens
1990 Ross Macdonald
1989 Andre Julien
1988 Lawrence Lemieux
1987 John Hughes
1986 Paul J. Phelan, CM


CYA Female Athlete of the Year Award

Nomination form

The Female Athlete of the Year is awarded to an individual athlete or crew with a record of outstanding achievement in national and international competition. The nominated athlete(s) must:

a) Have a record of outstanding achievement in national and international competition from September 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010, and brought recognition to Canadian competitive sailing. Priority will be given to athlete results from international Olympic/Paralympic class competition in North American and ISAF Graded events. However, please note that other sailing accomplishments will be considered.

b) Through behaviour and manner, have set an example for other competitors.

c) Have demonstrated leadership and sportsmanship.

d) Be female.

e) Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Previous winners:

2009 Nikola Girke
2008 Stacie Louttit
2007 Dominique Vallée
2006 Lisa Ross
2005 Jennifer Spalding
2004 Jen Provan and Nikola Girke
2003 Keamia Rasa
2002 Jennifer Spalding
2001 Jen Provan and Nikola Girke
2000 Beth Calkin
1999 Kelly Hand
1998 Kathryn Ruddy
1997 Joanne Abbott
1996 Joanne Abbott
1995 Caroll-Ann Alie
1994 Tine Moberg-Parker
1993 Lindsay Staniforth and Ali Matthews
1992 Penny Davis and Sarah McLean
1991 Shona Moss
1990 Edithe Trepanier
1989 Shona Moss
1988 Caroll-Ann Alie
1987 Judy Lugar and Morag McLean
1986 Karen and Gail Johnson


CYA Male Athlete of the Year Award

Nomination form

The Male Athlete of the Year is awarded to an individual athlete or crew with a record of outstanding achievement in national and international competition. The nominated athlete(s) must:

a) Have a record of outstanding achievement in national and international competition from September 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010, and brought recognition to Canadian competitive sailing. Priority will be given to athlete results from international Olympic/Paralympic class competition in North American and ISAF Graded events. However, please note that other sailing accomplishments will be considered.

b) Through behaviour and manner, have set an example for other competitors.

c) Have demonstrated leadership and sportsmanship.

d) Be male.

e) Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Previous winners:

2009 David Wright
2008 Oskar Johansson and Kevin Stittle
2007 Bruce Millar
2006 Luke Ramsay
2005 Paul Tingley
2004 Ross MacDonald and Mike Wolfs
2003 Bernard Luttmer
2002 Bernard Luttmer
2001 Chris Cook
2000 David Williams, Paul Tingley, Brian MacDonald & Jamie Whitman
1999 Eric Holden
1998 John Clarke
1997 Mike Simms
1996 David Cook, Ken Kelly and Kirk Westergaard
1995 Hank Lammens
1994 Ross Macdonald and Eric Jespersen
1993 Richard Clarke
1992 David Sweeney and Kevin Smith
1991 Lawrence Lemieux
1990 Hank Lammens
1989 Peter Hall, Alain Boucher and Mark Osterman
1988 Frank McLaughlin and John Millen
1987 Ross Macdonald and Bruce Macdonald
1986 Hans Fogh

 

Marvin McDill Memorial Award

The Marvin McDill Memorial Award was established to honour the man who returned Canada to the America's Cup Competition in 1983.

Also known as the Canadian Sailing Team Rookie of the Year Award, the Marvin McDill Award is presented annually to the athlete/crew with the best results at their first Open World Championship as a member of the Canadian Sailing Team.

The determination of best performance is based on the percentage (%) of boats finishing behind the athlete (crew) at his/her first participation as a member of the Canadian Sailing Team in an Open World Championship.

Previous winners:

2009 Lee Parkhill
2008 Isabella Bertold
2007 Abe Torchinsky
2006 Michael Kalin
2004 Bruce Millar
2003 Zachary Plavsic
2002 Andrew Childs
2001 Jen Provan and Nikola Girke
2000 Tony Snell & David Caesar
1999 Paul Sustronk
1998 Danny McCoy
1997 Rachel Dennis
1996 Nathaniel Stoffelsma
1995 Jamie Boyden
1994 Pierre-Olivier Roy and James Sauter
1993 Alain Bolduc
1992 Shona Moss
1991 Hank Lammens

 

Nathan R. Cowan Memorial Award for Developing Sailors

Nomination form 

Friends and family of Nathan Cowan donated this award to the CYA in 2002 to honour the memory of Nathan Cowan, a Canadian Sailing Team member, who died tragically in a car accident on February 16, 2002. In 2002, after years of determination and persistence, Nathan finally achieved his goal of making the National Team. Nathan’s friends and family have designed the criteria of this award in order to support athletes like Nathan, and help them through these years of hard work. In order to be eligible, the candidate must:

a) Have a record of outstanding achievement in national and international competition, have followed a committed training program during the award year, and brought recognition to Canadian competitive sailing.

b) Have demonstrated an effort in fundraising through sponsorship and private contributions.

c) Be 19 or over as of December 31st in the year of nomination.

d) Must not be a member of the Canadian Sailing Team, or be a carded athlete during the award year.

e) Have demonstrated leadership and sportsmanship.

f) Be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Previous winners:

2009 Robert Davis
2008 Lee Parkhill
2007 Stéphane Locas & Oliver Bone
2005 Marc Farmer and Trevor Parekh
2004 David Wright
2003 Conner Higgins


Bill Burk Memorial Youth Elite Award

Nomination form 

 As of 2003, both a male and a female youth athlete will be selected for this award

This award was donated to the CYA in 1997 by the Burk family to honor the memory of Bill Burk, their father, an active promoter of youth sailing in the Montreal's West Island region. As of 2003, this award may recognize a top male and female sailor. In order to be eligible, the candidate must:

a) Have a record of outstanding achievement in national and international youth competition from September 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010, and brought recognition to Canadian competitive sailing. The following events will be considered foremost (although not exclusively) in the selection of a male and female recipient: 1) Youth Worlds, 2) International youth events recognized by ISAF 3) CYA Canadian Youth Sailing Championships

b) Through behaviour and manner, have set an example for other youth competitors.

c) Have demonstrated leadership and sportsmanship.

d) Be 18-and-under as of December 31st in the year of nomination.

e) Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

2009 Isabella Bertold and Alex Heinzemann
2008 Robert Davis and Isabella Bertold
2007 Robert Davis and Isabella Bertold
2006 Luke Ramsay and Hayley McLean
2005 Luke Ramsay and Hayley McLean
2004 Nicole Bastet and John Romanko
2003 Nicole Bastet and Alex Steele
2002 Conner Higgins
2001 Mike Leigh
2000 Matt Johnston
1999 Genevieve Gaudreau
1998 Mike Todd
1997 Bernard Luttmer

 

Gerry Roufs Trophy

Nomination form

This award was established in 1998 by the Canadian Yachting Association to honour the memory of Gerry Roufs, the internationally renowned Canadian sailor and single-handed offshore racer who was lost at sea in 1997.

The award is presented to the person whose achievement in international offshore racing has had significant impact on the recognition of sailing in Canada.

Previous winners:

2009 not awarded
2008 not awarded
2007 Not awarded
2006 Not awarded
2005 Hal Davies
2004 Not awarded
2003 Derek Hatfield
2002 Richard Clarke
2001 Not awarded
2000 Roberta Holden
1999 Ross Macdonald
1998 Curtis Blewett