Club honours

Winners of the NSW/ACT State Sailing Awards announced.

08 July 2019


The winners of the NSW/ACT State Sailing Awards for 2019 were announced Saturday night at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia with Michael Fletcher taking out Coach of the Year, Niall Powers the Instructor of the Year and Daniel Links the Youth Sailor of the Year Award.

The awards, presented by Australian Sailing CEO Ben Houston and Vice-Commodore of the Middle Harbour Yacht Club Alister Copley, started off with the presentation of the Barrenjoey Pin to two-time Olympian Sir James Hardy.

The Official of the Year Award went to Richard Slater from the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, and Tom Spithill from RPA won the Sports Professional Award.

Woollahra’s Gaye Rosen and Martin Gill won the Volunteer of the Year award, Dobroyd Aquatic Club’s Sarah Plunkett won Sailor of the Year with a Disability and the winner of the NSW & ACT Club of the Year Award went to Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club.

The 2019 Female Sailor of the Year award went to Annie Wilmot and Natasha Bryant and the Male Sailor of the Year Award went to Martin Hill from Middle Harbour Yacht Club and the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron.



See below for the full list of winners:

Coach of the Year Award Winner: Michael Fletcher -New South Wales Institute of Sport

Instructor of the Year Award Winner: Niall Powers – Manly 16’ Skiff Sailing Club

Official of the Year Award Winner:  Richard Slater – Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club

SheSails Award Winner: Jan Howard and Mary Holly – Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club

Sports Professional Award Winner: Tom Spithill – Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club

Sports Promotion Award Winner: Invictus Games Regatta

Volunteer of the Year Winner: Gaye Rosen and Martin Gill – Woollahra Sailing Club

Finalists for Youth Sailor of the Year Winner: Daniel Links – Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club

Offshore Sailor of the Year Winner: Matthew Allen – Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

Sailor of the Year with a Disability Winner: Sarah Plunkett – Dobroyd Aquatic Club

Female Sailor of the Year Winner: Annie Wilmot and Natasha Bryant – Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club

Male Sailor of the Year Winner: Martin Hill – Middle Harbour Yacht Club/ Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron

NSW & ACT Club of the Year are Winner: Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club

“Lifetime Achievement Award” is presented to Timothy Cox

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