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2019 CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year Awards

2019 CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year Awards 

The Ocean Racer of the Year Awards were established by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in 1985 to recognise the outstanding achievements of yachtsmen and yachtswomen Australia wide.
Along with the Blue Water Championship, being recognised in one of the Ocean Racer of the Year categories are the most prestigious and sought after awards of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s sailing program.
The CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year Awards are held annually in conjunction with the CYCA Blue Water Pointscore Presentation evening. The CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year Awards recognising achievements from the 2018 year will take place on Friday 22 March 2019 at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s freshly refurbished clubhouse.

  • Ocean Racing Yachtsperson of the Year – is the most prestigious of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s five awards, and is presented to the leader of an Australian Ocean Racing campaign who has excelled above others during the qualification period.
  • Sally Gordon Memorial Trophy for the Ocean Crew Person of the Year – an award which recognises a non-professional crew member that contributes significantly to a program, and can be a crew member who greatly assists in the preparation of the boat prior or post racing, or assists in completing paperwork and other association race documentation.
  • Ocean Veteran of the Year – awarded to a stalwart of the sport, who, has either been campaigning for a number of years, or who has returned to offshore racing after a brief hiatus from the sport of sailing.
  • Ocean Rookie of the Year – awarded to a competitor that, whilst maybe no foreigner to crewing or participating in ocean racing, has for the first time campaigned their own boat within the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s prestigious Blue Water Sailing Program.
  • Ocean Navigator of the Year – instituted in 2008 to recognise the integral role that navigators play in the successful campaign of a yacht.

 
All nominations should be in respect of performances and achievements during the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.
 
Please find herein the link to the nomination form. 
https://cycaforms.seamlessdocs.com/f/ORTYNominationForm
 
Please note that nominations close on Friday 1 March 2019. Nominees can be nominated for multiple categories.
 
To make a booking to attend this prestigious event please book through the Trybooking Website here: https://www.trybooking.com/BAHME
 
For further information please do not hesitate in contacting Justine Kirkjian, Sailing Manager on 0419 288 323 or email Justine.kirkjian@cyca.com.au
 
Kind regards,
Stephen Craig / Assistant Sailing Manager 

stephen.craig@cyca.com.au /  +61 2 8292 7870
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia 
1 New Beach Road, Darling Point NSW 2027 
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