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Club of the Year presentation at the London Boat Show

Club of the Year presentation at the London Boat Show

   

The other shortlisted clubs were: Marconi Sailing Club in Essex, Aldeburgh Yacht Club, Suffolk, Up River Yacht Club, Essex and the runner-up, the Royal Ocean Racing Club.

The award marks an amazing 2016 for UYC which started deep in flood water damage but ended after a whole series of  highs including - reopening as normal in March; our dedicated volunteers restoring the clubhouse; the Birkett winning Cumbria Tourism’s Event of the Year; attracting crowds to our stall at Penrith Show and signing them up for taster sessions; welcoming 1,000 visitors to our I am Team GB Day and taking a record more than 500 people on the water; Rob Watson receiving an RYA Lifetime Achievement Award from the Princess Royal…

The magazine nomination said: “We felt duty bound to nominate UYC in this category after they featured twice in our monthly Gold Star awards this year. They were featured early in the year for the way in which members rallied round to get the club open and ready for the new season following significant flooding in December. Following this, they were once again featured for their success of the I am Team GB event, the nation’s biggest sports day, on 27 August.”

Winners were selected using a combination of public vote and an expert panel of judges. Other awards went to:

Achievement of the Year: British Youth Sailing Team – EUROSAF Nations Cup winners

Photo of the Year: Harry Kenney-Herbert

Racing Performance: Giles Scott

Event of the Year: Olympic and Paralympic Games

Amateur Sailor: Katie Nurton

Performance Boat – Sportsboat: Seascape 24

Performance Boat – Keelboat: Melges 40

Dinghy of the Year: Foiling Nacra 17

Pro Sailor: Rob Greenhalgh

Youth Sailor: Emma Wilson

Equipment Innovation: Harken Spinnaker Retrieval Wheel

Kit Innovation: Musto BR2 Race Lite Jacket

British Marine Sailing Award: British Paralympic Sailing Team

Club of the Year: Ullswater YC

Lifetime Achievement: Mark Turner


Posted on 18 January 2017 (Archive on 15 February 2017)
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