Yachting Australia 2013 Awards – our tips

Brett Gibson October 18, 2013 0

Here are our tips for the Awards for 2013.

 Male Sailor of the Year:

470 World Champions Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan

Laser world number one Tom Burton

Artemis Racing’s America’s Cup skipper Nathan Outteridge

Sailing speed record holder Paul Larsen

Tip: Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan – as you can see from the Offical Counter it has been 706 days since Belcher did not win a regatta and they are undefeated as a duo

Dark Horse: Paul Larson – this was no mean feat and garnered plenty of press for the Sail rocket team.

Female Sailor of the Year

Nacra 17 sailor Lisa Darmanin

Youth 420 World Champions Carrie Smith and Ella Clark

470 sailors Elise Rechichi and Sarah Cook

Tip: Carrie Smith and Ella Clark - Winning a World Championship in the 420 is bloody hard – especially in Europe.

Dark Horse: Elise Rechichi and Sarah Cook – Their first year together and 8th overall in their first Worlds – after a hectic Euro tour.

 Sailor of the Year with a Disability

2.4mR sailor Matt Bugg

Neil Patterson, Russell Phillips and Genevieve Wickham

Sonar crew Colin Harrison, Jonathan Harris and Russell Boaden

Tip: Sonar Crew  Colin Harrison, Jonathan Harris and Russell Boaden – Their 3rd at the Worlds was a great result after a great comeback toward the end of the regatta.

Youth Sailor of the Year Award

Youth 420 World Champions Carrie Smith and Ella Clark

ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship silver medallists Paul Darmanin and Lucy Copeland

Laser 4.7 sailor Conor Nicholas

O’pen Bic sailor Kristen Wadley

Tip: Carrie Smith and Ella Clark - Same reason as above

Dark Horse: Kristen Wadley 6 wins and a 2nd from 7 at the Worlds in Italy – at the age of 12. Aus Sailing Team – are you watching.

We won’t get into the other perpetual awards.  Good luck to all nominees!