On Friday 19 June, long-term RMYS member and volunteer Dennis Livingston received the prestigious Services to Yachting Award at the 2015 OTB Marine Yachting Victoria Awards.
Dennis's achievement caps a deep and lengthy involvement in yachting in Victoria, as a race officer, judge, protest committee member and administrator. The Squadron extends its heartiest congratulations to Dennis on a well-deserved award.
Leigh Brennan-Smith (Instructor of the Year) and Linus Talacko (Junior Sailor of the Year) were also nominated and mentioned on the night.
Also at this ceremony, RMYS was officially presented with the Kingston Trophies Port Phillip Women's Championship Series Perpetual Teams Trophy. This trophy rewards high levels of participation, the percentage of entries relative to the club boat register, and the percentage of females in the crew for each race day. Congratulations to all those who competed in the PPWCS, and in particular to the crew of Ellipse (IRC winners).
The full list of award winners is available from the Yachting Victoria website. Photos of the evening are posted on the Yachting Victoria Facebook page.