October 25 - 31, 2015: Issue 237
Yachting Australia Awards 2015: Pittwater Sailors Nominees and Finalists
Daniel Fitzgibbon & Liesl Tesch - campaigns aren't always sailed in sunny weather!
Recognising the achievements and acknowledging the contribution of members of the sailing community will take place at the annual Yachting Australia Awards 2015 to be held in Sydney on Friday 6 November.
Earlier this week Yachting Australia announced the 2015 Finalists in 11 categories representing a wide array of sailing achievements, both nationally and internationally, and individuals and Clubs are acknowledged for their skills, dedication and promotion of our sport.
Two individuals will also be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award for their involvement in sailing, each having started their sailing careers more than 70 years ago.
Recognising achievements in the period September 2014 to September 2015 - finalists in the Male Sailor of the Year are:
Finalists for Female Sailor of the Year are:
Finalists for Youth Sailor of the Year are:
Finalists for the Sport Promotion Award are:
Finalists for the Sport Professional Award are:
Finalists for the Volunteer Award are: WA media broadcaster and racing commentator Ed Fethers; Port Vincent Sailing Club’s driving force Doug LeFeuvre; and long serving Victorian race manager and judge Paul Pascoe.
Finalists for the Club of the Year are:
The finalists for Official of the Year are:
The finalists for Instructor of the Year are:
The finalists for Coach of the Year are:
The Yachting Australia Awards will be held on Friday 6 November at Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf Pyrmont Sydney. A limited number of tickets are available to purchase by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 02 8424 7413.
Full list of finalists announced with winners to be presented at the Yachting Australia Awards 2015 on Friday 6 November in Sydney.
Male Sailor of the Year
Mathew Belcher & Will Ryan
Female Sailor of the Year
Sailor of the Year with a Disability
Daniel Fitzgibbon & Liesl Tesch
Colin Harrison, Jonathan Harris, Russell Boaden
Alyse Saxby & Melissa Nelson
Youth Sailor of the Year
Sam Abel & Hugo Allison
Kyle O’Connell & Tom Siganto
Sport Promotion Award
Kite the Reef
Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club
Sport Professional Award
State Yachting Associations were invited to submit nominations and these will also be presented at the Awards evening.
Ed Fethers (WA)
Doug LeFeuvre (SA)
Paul Pascoe (Vic)
Club of the Year
Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club (Qld)
Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club (WA)
Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club (Vic)
Official of the Year
Alan Carlisle OAM (Qld)
Andy Curnow (WA)
Geoff Eldridge (Vic)
Instructor of the Year
Riccardo Deghi (Vic)
Nickie Jones (WA)
Ashley Stephens (Qld)
Coach of the Year
Tristan Brown (WA)
Tony Bull (Vic)
Danny Fuller (Qld)
Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin secure win in Weymouth - photo by Sailing Energy - ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland June 2015
Alyse Saxby during Sailability Crystal Bay Training Session on Pittwater - A J Guesdon photo.