|NSYA Annual Awards Presented|
The Nova Scotia Yachting Association held its annual awards ceremony on Saturday, November 19 to recognize the best in the sport in 2011.
Sailor of the Year was Will Apold (pictured on left with NSYA President Dwayne Primeau) who became the first Canadian to win the Marblehead Ocean Race last summer.
Offshore Sailor of the year went to Hal Davies posthumously. Mr. Davies contributed significantly to Offshore racing in Nova Scotia including being a founding father of the Halifax – ST. Pierre Ocean Race.
Female Sailor of the Year was Lisa Ross who continues to be one of the best Laser Radial Sailors in the country as she prepares to earn a spot on the Canadian Sailing Team that will compete at the 2012 Olympic Games.
Male Sailor of the Year went to Dave DeWolfe. Mr. DeWolfe was instrumental in incorporating the world renowned Royal Yachting Association program into Nova Scotia.Youth Sailors of the Year were Max Flinn and Andrew Burns who captured the National Youth Championships in the 420 class.
Youth Sailors of the year went to Andrew Burns and Max Flinn who captured the National Youth Championships in the 420 Class.
Leagcy Fund Award winners were Karen Filbee-Dexter and Dana Archibald who continue to train and compete in the 470 class to earn a spot on the Canadian Sailing Team and a berth at the 2012 Olympic Games.
The Nova Trophy Community Coach Award went to Laura MacKillop from the Bras d’Or Yacht Club.
The WOW! Women On Water Award went to Robin Eaton from the Aylesford Lake Yacht Club.
Merit awards were handed out to 13 youth sailors from across the province.