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Yachting NZ announce Excellence Awards Finalists and Winners

by Jodie Bakewell-White on 22 Sep 2011
2009 Sailor of the Year Winners Brad Jackson and Stu Bannatyne with the Sir Bernard Fergusson Trophy - Yachting Excellence Awards Yachting NZ

Yachting New Zealand has announced the 2011 Award winners and category finalists for the esteemed Yachting Excellence Awards.

The big winner, 2011 Singapore Airlines Sailor of the Year, will be revealed at the 2011 Yachting Excellence Awards Presentation and Gala Dinner on the evening of Friday 28th October at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland.

The historic Sir Bernard Fergusson Trophy, engraved with a long list of New Zealand’s big names in yachting, will be presented and category sponsor Singapore Airlines will be there to hand over an exciting travel prize. Tickets are on sale now.

2011 Young Sailor of the Year and 2011 Coach/Official of the Year will also be announced on the night, from a list of finalists named below. The winner of Young Sailor and Coach/Official will be presented with a prize from category sponsor Orbit Travel Auckland.

Ten Performance Awards, ten Service Awards, two Cruising Awards and the winner of the 2011 Emerging Talent Award have been announced today.

'This year’s Gala Dinner is shaping up to be an exciting event,' says Yachting New Zealand Chief Executive, David Abercrombie. 'It’s terrific to see the sport’s hard workers and high achievers rewarded for their efforts, they deserve to be congratulated.'

Great spot prizes are up for grabs on the night including a two night accommodation package for two from Millenium Hotels and Resorts, subscriptions to Boating New Zealand magazine, Harken gear bags and more.

2011 Excellence Awards Awardees and Category Finalists include... 

2011 Performance Awards
Jon-Paul Tobin, Takapuna Boating Club 
Sara Winther, Takapuna Boating Club 
Andrew Murdoch, Kerikeri Cruising Club 
Sam Meech, Tauranga Yacht & Powerboat Club 
Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie, Takapuna Boating Club 
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, Tauranga Yacht & Powerboat Club and Kerikeri Cruising Club 
Scott Leith, Pupuke Boating Club 
Waka Racing, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron 
Taylor Burn, Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 
Bianca Barbarich-Bacher, Murrays Bay Sailing Club 

2011 Young Sailor of the Year Finalists
In association with Orbit Travel, Auckland 
Sam Meech, Tauranga Yacht & Powerboat Club 
Peter Burling, Tauranga Yacht & Powerboat Club
Taylor Burn, Queen Charlotte Yacht Club
Alexandra Maloney, Murrays Bay Sailing Club 
2011 Emerging Talent Award Winner
Leonard Takahashi-Fry, Murrays Bay Sailing Club 

2011 Service Awards
Phil Galloway, Mount Pleasant Yacht Club
Katy and Mark Kenah, Napier Sailing Club 
David Whytock, Timaru Yacht & Powerboat Club
Mark Mulcare, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron 
Ted Frankham, Wakatere Boating Club
Alan Garbutt, Ravensbourne Boating Club 
Stuart Burrough, Queen Charlotte Yacht Club 
Gerald Flynn, Peter McKeogh and Neil Harris, RNZYS
Tim Sandall, Napier Sailing Club
Alan Poore, Charteris Bay Yacht Club 

2011 Coach/Official of the Year Finalists 
In association with Orbit Travel, Auckland
Charles Baillie-Strong, Wakatere Boating Club  
John Bullot, Murrays Bay Sailing Club 
Bob McDavitt, Cruising and Navigation Association of New Zealand 
Chris Steele, Wakatere Boating Club 

2011 Cruising Awards
TS Talisman, New Zealand Cadet Forces 
Danny and Yvonne Simms, Mangonui Cruising Club

Order your tickets now... 

Tickets to attend the 2011 Yachting Excellence Awards on Friday October 28th cost $110 per person and can be purchased from Yachting New Zealand. Get your ticket order form in now to avoid disappointment.



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