sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : Yachting NZ announces 2012 Sailor of the Year
Yachting NZ announces 2012 Sailor of the Year

'Olivia Powrie and Jo Aleh salute the Nothe crowd soon after winning the Gold Medal at Weymouth in August 2012.'    Richard Gladwell ©    Click Here to view large photo

Orbit Corporate Travel Sailor of the Year for 2012 has been awarded to Olympic golden girls Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie, while their coach, Nathan Handley has been named 2012 Singapore Airlines Coach/Official of the Year.

These and other Awards were presented at the 2012 Yachting Excellence Awards where a crowd of around 300 filled the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron on Friday evening.

Weymouth, England - Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie with coach Nathan Handley after their Gold Medal win -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo
Aleh and Powrie were presented with the Sir Bernard Fergusson Trophy by Sir Colin Giltrap and Brendan Drury from Orbit Corporate Travel. Their names are now engraved on the silverware alongside the likes of Sir Russell Coutts, Barbara Kendall, Sir Peter Blake, Grant Dalton, Tom Ashley and many more top NZ sailors and others, since the Sir Bernard Fergusson Trophy was first presented in 1969.

This accomplishment tops off an memorable year for the women’s 470 sailing crew who won the Gold Medal in the event at the Weymouth Olympics.

Gold medal coach, Nathan Handley was named the winner of the 2012 Singapore Airlines Coach/Official of the Year from a list of nine finalists in the category.

Nathan Handley has coached and nurtured Team Jolly - Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie – through the high points and set backs of their four year campaign in the Women’s 470 through to the very proud moment of an Olympic Gold medal.

Marcus Hansen and Josh Probeski (NZL)were the best performed of the NZL competitors on the opening day of the sixth round of the ISAF World Cup at Weymouth. -  Nikola Sisko  
2012 Singapore Airlines Young Sailor of the Year went to up and coming 49er sailors Marcus Hansen and Josh Porebski. Among the six category finalists Hansen and Porebski, who are training partners to Olympic silver medallists Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, were the crew whose recent results impressed the judging panel most.

They joined forces in the 49er just last year quickly demonstrating their formidable talent with selection to the NZL Sailing Team and sixth place at the 2012 49er World Championships in Croatia in May, while both just 19 years of age.

Another young talent was recognised last night with the Yachting New Zealand Emerging Talent Award supported by OKI which recognises considerable promise in yachting. Nominated by the Hamilton Yacht Club, Isaac McHardie started his sailing career with a learn to sail course in 2007 going on to become the most successful junior sailor from the Club in its 75 year history; he is Tanner Cup Champion for two consecutive years running (2011 and 2012).

Tauranga Cup winner 2012 - Isaac McHardie (HYC) - Stack 2012 New Zealand P-Class Nationals -  John Adair  


The Yachting New Zealand President’s Award went to Napier Sailing Club and the 2011 Optimist World Championship Organizing Committee for the impressive combined effort in organising the 2012 Optimist World Championship held in January. This international regatta attracted 210 competitors from 48 countries covering all continents.

Emerging Talent Award winner - supported by OKI - Isaac McHardie - 2012 Yachting Excellence Awards -  Jodie Bakewell-White   Click Here to view large photo

Napier Sailing Club and the 2012 Optimist World organising Committee were awarded the President’s Award - 2012 Yachting Excellence Awards -  Jodie Bakewell-White   Click Here to view large photo

Guest speaker Sir Russell Coutts - 2012 Yachting Excellence Awards -  Jodie Bakewell-White   Click Here to view large photo

Performance Awards winners Peter Burling and Blair Tuke - 2012 Yachting Excellence Awards -  Jodie Bakewell-White   Click Here to view large photo

Marcus Hansen and Josh Porebski were named Singapore Airlines Young Sailor of the Year 2012 - 2012 Yachting Excellence Awards -  Jodie Bakewell-White   Click Here to view large photo

Jo Aleh, Dave Slyfield, Nathan Handley and Polly Powrie - 2012 Yachting Excellence Awards -  Jodie Bakewell-White   Click Here to view large photo

Sir Colin Giltrap presents Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie the Sir Bernard Fergusson Trophy for 2012 Orbit Corporate Travel Sailor of the Year together with Brendan Drury of Orbit Corporate Travel - 2012 Yachting Excellence Awards -  Jodie Bakewell-White   Click Here to view large photo


by Sail-World

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=104035

11:25 AM Fri 23 Nov 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

24 Nov 2012  White Island Race: TeamVodafoneSailing first home in early afternoon
23 Nov 2012  Elliott 5.9 North Island Champs goes to 'The Blurr'
21 Nov 2012  Invitation to Compete in the 2013 Pacific Keel Boat Challenge
21 Nov 2012  Family fun at the Weta Summer Rally
21 Nov 2012  Team Aqua offer scholarship to RNZYS Lion Foundation Youth Programme
19 Nov 2012  Start your planning for the 2013 Auckland Regatta 22-24 March 2013
13 Nov 2012  Sailing Celebration: Olympic Heroes and Legends at RNZYS Westhaven
11 Nov 2012  NZ National Match racing Championships: Will Tiller wins tight final
10 Nov 2012  NZ Match Racing Nationals: Semi-Finalists decided
10 Nov 2012  NZ Match Racing Nationals: Jury leads by a single point
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours by RHKYC and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong


America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,


























HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle














America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ
















Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew by Rich Roberts (As Amended by ISAF),




2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race by Patricia Nelder, Nova Scotia




WWA Pro Card Qualifier - Pro Cards earned at Freedom Wake Park
Christmas Caribbean Rally - Top class sailors to compete
Earth Day boater tips
Anna Tunnicliffe - from CrossFit to Extreme 40's
Charleston Race Week - Photos by Chris Howell
Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata
Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete
Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event
Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website
International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences
Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco   
Canfield, Williams, Bruni, Swinton in Congressional Cup final four   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Day 2   
Audi Melges 20 Charleston Race Week - Perfect conditions in Charleston   
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Full on ocean conditions for day 3   
PWA World Tour - A taste of things to come at La Torche + Video   
Women's International Match Racing Series kicks off in June   
Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series - Action shots by Max Ranchi   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Frustrating conditions   
Man rescued after falling overboard in Pacific taken to hospital   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Youth leading Melges 20   
Congressional Cup - Canfield leads toward Congressional Cup sailoffs   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Perfection for Day 1   
America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report *Feature   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Will light winds hamper progress?   
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Preparing to rock Saint Barthélemy waters   
Clipper Round the World Race - OneDLL and Qingdao now in San Francisco   
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ up against funding hurdle for year *Feature   
Melges 32 Sailing Series Napoli - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
X6XL NEW US