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CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year Awards – Nominations open

by Jennifer Crooks on 14 Sep 2011
2010 Ocean Racer of the Year Awards recipients © Andrea Francolini Photography http://www.afrancolini.com/
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has announced that nominations are open for its prestigious Ocean Racer of the Year Awards.

The 2011 Ocean Racer of the Year Awards will be announced on Wednesday 14 December 2011 and the CYCA welcomes nominations from fellow offshore clubs that have suitable candidates that they feel would be eligible for these awards.


The categories for the 2011 awards are:

- Ocean Racing Yachtsman of the Year
- Sally Gordon Memorial Trophy for the Ocean Crew Person of the Year
- Ocean Veteran of the Year
- Ocean Rookie of the Year
- Ocean Navigator of the Year

Nominations close on Friday, 18 November 2011 and should be forwarded to the CYCA with a brief history of the candidate’s offshore performances and achievements for the period of 20 July 2010- 20 July 2011.

Download a copy of the nomination form http://www.cyca.com.au/sysfile/downloads/2011_ORY_Nomination_Form.pdf

Garry Linacre, CYCA Commodore encouraged Commodores of fellow clubs and yacht owners to nominate eligible individuals. 'The 2010/11 offshore season was highly competitive with the winners of the Blue Water and Tasman Pointscore Series only determined in the last race. These awards recognise many yachtsmen and women from around the country, some of whom are icons of the sport and some that participate in the sport of sailing just for the love of it.'

Last year South Australian Andrew Saies was named Ocean Racers of Year while the Sally Gordon Memorial Trophy for Ocean Crew Person of the Year went to Andrew Crowe. The Crew Person of the Year award was rededicated last year in memory of Sally Gordon who lost her life in the CYCA’s Flinders Islet race (2009). Sally was a previous recipient of the award in 2000.

Will Oxley, a longstanding crew member of Yendys, was named as the Ocean Racing Navigator of the Year. Bruce Gould was named the Ocean Veteran of the Year, having completed his 40th Hobart race in 2009 as watch captain onboard Geoff Hill’s MKL49 Strewth.

Since its inception in 1985, the Ocean Racer of the Year Award has gone to many of Australia’s most notable ocean racing skippers, starting with Tasmanian Don Calvert and including Victorians Gino Knezic and Lou Abrahams, South Australian Kevan Pearce and Sydney yachtsmen Syd Fischer (four times), Roger Hickman, Geoff Ross, Matt Allen (twice), and Bob Thomas and Ed Psaltis (twice).

The Crew Person of the Year list of winners includes some of the best Australian sailors who have played significant roles in the success of the boats on which they sailed.Among the winners have been David Blanchfield (NSW), Brad Stephens (NSW), Phil Thompson (NSW), Julian Freeman (Tas), Tom Braidwood (NSW), Ian ‘Barney’ Walker (Vic), Adrienne Calahan (NSW), Lori Wilson (NSW), the late Sally Gordon (NSW), Brett Filby (NSW), Tony Ellis (NSW) and Tom Barker (NSW).

The Ocean Veteran of the Year winners have included Syd Fischer (NSW), Alby Burgin (NSW), twice, the late Merv Finn (WA), the late John Bennetto (Tas), Dick Fidock (SA), John Walker (NSW, four times), Lou Abrahams (Vic), Don Mickleborough (NSW), Richard Hammond (NSW) and Alex Whitworth (NSW), twice.

Further information can be obtained from Justine Kirkjian, Sailing Manager, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Ph (02) 8292 7800 or email sailingoffice(at)cyca.com.au
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