Winners of the 2012 Female Sailor of the Year Award Olivia Price, Lucinda Whitty & Nina Curtis. Image copyright Andrea Francolini
by Craig Heydon
Nominations are now open for the 2013 Australian Yachting Awards, recognising outstanding achievements in the sport of sailing during the last year.
The winners will be announced at the 2013 Australian Yachting Awards, to be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney on Friday 18 October, with the evening taking on a new format for 2013, with details to be released in coming weeks.
The 2013 Australian Yachting Awards categories are as follows:
· Male Sailor of the Year
· Female Sailor of the Year
· Sailor of the Year with a Disability
· Youth Sailor of the Year
· Sport Promotion Award
· Lifetime Achievement Award
· Sport Professional Award
· Volunteer Award
Nominations for the awards can be made by anyone in the sailing community with nomination forms and criteria available at www.yachting.org.au/awards. Nominations may also be made using State Association nomination forms provided the performance(s) being nominated for satisfies the criteria of the Australian Yachting Awards.
Nominations for the awards may be made in respect of achievements during the period 1 September 2012 and 10 September 2013 with clubs, class associations and the general sailing community asked to look closely at who they would like to see nominated for an award. Nominations close on 13 September 2013.