sail-world.com -- Brian Todd named Nova Scotia Sailor of the Year
Brian Todd named Nova Scotia Sailor of the Year
Fri, 23 Nov 2012
The Nova Scotia Yachting Association held its annual awards ceremony on Saturday, November 17 to acknowledge the best in the sport in 2012. Sailor of the Year was Brian Todd, a coach with both the national and provincial sailing teams for many years who has made a significant contribution to the sport. Brian retires at the end of this year.
Offshore Sailor of the year went to Todd Barnard for winning his class in the Newport to Bermuda Race.
Female Sailor of the Year was Danielle Dube who continues to be one of the best Laser Radial Sailors in the country. She represented Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games last summer.
Male Sailor of the Year went to Paul Tingley who represented Canada at his fourth consecutive Paralympic Games last summer finishing fifth overall in the 2.4mR class.
Youth Sailors of the Year were Allie Surrette and Ali ten Hove who captured the National Youth Championships in the 420 class and set a number of Canadian records while capturing large US Regattas.
Leagcy Fund Award winners were brothers Graeme and Jacob Chaplin-Saunders who continue to train and compete in the 470 class to earn a spot on the Canadian Sailing Team.
The Nova Trophy Community Coach Award went to Lesley Taylor from the Hubbards Sailing Club.
The WOW! Women On Water Award went to Kate Muir from the Mira Boat Club.
Merit awards were handed out to 13 youth sailors from across the province; Julian Qu, Cameron Shaw, Jake Megaffin, Alex Sapp, Alex Burke, Luke Ruitenberg, Devan Dube, Greg Simms, Andrew Burns, Max Flinn, Corinne Peters.
Ensign Ship Brokers
Ensign Ship Brokers was established in 1980 and has spent the last 28 years expanding our marine knowledge and developing our reputation! We strive to provide the very best service! [More info]
Festival of Sails
The Festival of Sails is the largest annual keel boat regatta in the Southern Hemisphere with over 400 yachts and 4300 competitors annually taking part in the event. [More info]
GME Standard Communications Pty Ltd
Leaders in communications and navigation. Their goal has always been to make products whose innovation, convenience and peace of mind can help improve the lives of their customers. [More info]
Hood Sailmakers (Aust) P/L is 100% Australian owned and operated. The first sail loft outside of the USA to be granted a franchise in 1968 by the founder Ted Hood. [More info]
Navionics is proud of its superb cartographic database comprising more than 25,000 charts and port plans; the largest privately owned database of its kind, the only one using full seamless technology [More info]
Performance Sailcraft Australia (Asia Pacific)
Laser builder Performance Sailcraft Australia has taken on the successful RS Sailboat range from Britain, and is now licensed to build and distribute all of the RS range in the Asia Pacific region. [More info]
Quantum Australasia Pty Ltd
Quantum Sail Design Group designs, engineers and manufactures sails for racers and cruisers who demand the highest levels of quality and performance. [More info]
Ullman Sails Australia
The Ullman Sails Australia team provides service to customers all over Australia with four main locations in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and the Whitsundays. [More info]
Vicsail Sydney Pty Ltd, launched into the Australian sailing fraternity in 1983 and has been sailing strong ever since. At Vicsail, “We Sail the Boats We Sell”. [More info]