YJA Yachtsman of the Year and Raymarine Young Sailor of the Year to be revealed at London boat show
Winners of the Raymarine YJA Yachtsman of the Year and Raymarine Young Sailor of the Year will be announced during the Collins Stewart London Boat Show, January 2007.
Raymarine YJA Yachtsman of the Year finalists include 470 World Champions Nic Asher & Elliot Willis, the first British team to win the 470 Worlds since the ’80s; Dee Caffari, who earlier this year set a new world record as the first woman to sail single handed, non stop around the world against prevailing winds and currents; and Steve Curtis, who has won an unbelievable seven Class 1 World Championships and is considered the best international powerboat racer of all time.
Finalists in the young sailor category include Dylan Fletcher, the 18 year old who has jumped from youth sailing into the Olympic Development Squad; 18 year old Katie Miller for her single handed circumnavigation of the UK; 17 year old Tom Phipps, one of the most successful youth sailors GBR has produced; and young water sports instructor 16 year old Dan Simpson.
Winners of both awards will be voted for by the Yachting Journalists’ Association (YJA). Raymarine YJA Yachtsman of the Year will be announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 9 January 2007 in The Painted Hall, the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
Raymarine Young Sailor of the Year will be announced at 4.15pm, Saturday 6 January at the Collins Stewart London Boat Show in the Cockpit Theatre. RYA Regional Winners will also be presented with their awards at this ceremony.
RYA Regional Winners include:
? Hamish Stone & Aaron Woolf East
? Dylan Fletcher East Midlands
? Thomas Holland NE
? Andrew Brown NW
? Tiffany Brien Northern Ireland
? Anna Burnet Scottish
? Katrina & Chris Brewer South
? Elliot Carney SE
? Izzy Hamilton SW
? Hannah Mills & Peggy Webster Welsh
? Richard Hamilton Yorkshire & Humberside
? Dan Simpson Thames Valley