CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year Awards

The CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year Awards are presented annually in conjunction with the Blue Water Presentation evening, recognising the Club's prestigious offshore racing program.

The 2017 Blue Water Presentation evening included the acknowledgement of Ocean Racer of the Year Award recipients from the 2015 and 2016 sailing seasons in the following categories as nominated by their peers:

  • Ocean Racing Yachtsman of the Year - awarded to Sam Haynes (2015) and Paul Clitheroe (2016)
  • Sally Gordon Memorial Trophy for the Ocean Crew Person of the Year- awarded to Kevin Clarkson (2015) and Sam Price (2016)
  • Ocean Veteran of the Year - awarded to the Late Roger Hickman (2015) and Shane Kearns (2016)
  • Ocean Rookie of the Year - awarded to Richard Williams (2016)
  • Ocean Navigator of the Year - awarded to David van der Wende (2015) and Nick Scott-Perry (2016)

The 2018 Blue Water Presentation evening, incorporating the 2017 CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year Awards will take place on Friday 23 March 2018.

Further information regarding nominations and the applicable nomination periods have been posted to respective Ocean Racing clubs, or are available on request from the Sailing Office.

Click here to view the past winners of the Ocean Racer of the Year Awards.

 

Presentation of the 2015-2016 Ocean Racer of the Year Awards: L to R: Richard Williams, Shane Kearns, Sandra Eastman on behalf of the late Roger Hickman, Sam Haynes, Paul Clitheroe, Sam Price, Kevin Clarkson, NIck Scott-Perry Image: David Brogan

Presentation of the 2015-2016 Ocean Racer of the Year Awards: L to R: Richard Williams, Shane Kearns, Sandra Eastman on behalf of the late Roger Hickman, Sam Haynes, Paul Clitheroe, Sam Price, Kevin Clarkson, NIck Scott-Perry