by Craig Heydon
Angus MacGregor - one the 2010 winners accepting his award
Nominations for the 2011 Australian Yachting Awards close in less than two weeks, with the event recognising outstanding achievements in the sport of sailing during the last year.
The winners will be announced at the 2011 Australian Yachting Awards at Luna Park in Sydney on Friday October 28 with nominations set to close on 5 September 2011.
The 2011 Australian Yachting Awards categories are as follows:
- Male Sailor of the Year
- Female Sailor of the Year
- Sailor of the Year with a Disability
- Youth Sailor of the Year
- Sport Promotion Award
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Sport Professional Award
- Volunteer Award
Anyone in the sailing community can make a nomination with forms and criteria available on the Yachting Australia website via the following link Yachting Awards Information. Nominations for the awards may be made in respect of achievements during the period 16 August 2010 and 31 August 2011 with clubs, class associations and the general sailing community asked to look closely at who they would like to see nominated for an award. Specific details regarding the venue and ticket sales will be announced shortly.
For more information visit www.yachting.org.au.