On Saturday 16 September the NSW ACT Sailing Award winners were announced at a glittering twilight function at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. With over 50 nominations received across 10 categories, it made the job of the selection panel very difficult to select winners in each of the categories.
Richard Hudson President of Yachting NSW commented; “The range of nominations received was immense. It was marvellous to review the nominations and reflect on the success and contribution in which athletes, participants, volunteers from across NSW and ACT have made in sailing locally and worldwide."
"Nominations included winners of National Championships (both in Australia and abroad), World championships, Olympic & Paralympic medal success, and participation in the Americas Cup. The high calibre of nominations received highlighted the strength of sailing in NSW and the ACT.”
Declan Brennan Regional Manager NSW & ACT was also impressed by the activities of the nominated clubs, Discover Sailing Centres and volunteers;
“It was great to see The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club take out the prize for Club of the year in their sesquicentennial year. With their diverse range of sailing activities in dinghies, yachts, in both performance and participation and their work with the Wounded Warrior project and the Invictus Games, the Alfreds set a very high benchmark as an extremely active and diverse club.