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US Sailing's Award Winners Recognized at Sailing Leadership Forum

by US Sailing 7 Feb 11:53 PST
Community Sailing and National One-Design Award winners © Matthew Cohen

US Sailing is proud to announce the winners of the annual Community Sailing and National One-Design Award, who have been chosen for their contributions to the sport of sailing in the United States.

To celebrate the accomplishments of the individuals and organizations responsible for advancing sailing within both their respective areas of focus and their communities, US Sailing recognized these contributors on Thursday, February 6 2020, at the 2020 Sailing Leadership Forum in San Diego, Calif.

Community Sailing and National One-Design Award winners:

  • Alicia Martorella Poole (Bronx, N.Y.) received the Jim Kilroy Award for Outstanding Outreach and Inclusion.
  • Max Maller (San Diego, Calif.) received the Award for Excellence in Instruction.
  • Holly Church (Milwaukee, Wis.) was named Outstanding Organizational Leader.
  • Joe Cannon (Chicago, Ill.) was named Volunteer of the Year for his ongoing dedication as a volunteer at the Columbia Sailing School.
  • Sail Chicago (Chicago, Ill.) received the award for More than Ten Years of Hallmark Performance for their continued commitment to community sailing.
  • Alexe Taylor (New York, N.Y.) received the award for Outstanding Program Director.
  • Mission Bay Aquatic Center (San Diego, Calif.) received the award for Creative Innovations in Programming.
  • Lakewood Yacht Club (Seabrook, Texas) received the National One-Design Club Award recognizing administrative excellence, fleet growth, creative programming, regatta support, and member contributions.
  • Ronnie Ashmore (Anderson, S.C.) received the National One-Design Service Award for his contributions to the Buccaneer 18 class.
  • Fred Roy (Newport, R.I.) received the National One-Design Leadership Award for his service and contributions to the Herreshoff S Class.
  • Michael "Spike" Lobdell (Stonington, Conn.) was awarded the Martin A. Luray Award for his outstanding and unselfish contributions to further public access to sailing.
  • Meredith Brody (Fort Pierce, Fla.) received the Dick Allsopp CREW Award from US Sailing.

See to learn more about the Community Sailing and National One-Design award winners.

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