YJA Pantaenius Yachtsman of the Year and the YJA Pantaenius Young Sailor of the Year Awards

Managing Director of Pantaenius UK John McCurdy OBE was proud to announce the opening of the nominations for the YJA Pantaenius Yachtsman of the Year and the YJA Pantaenius Young Sailor of the Year Awards 2010 for the second year running.
The opening was announced on the Pantaenius Stand (E010) at the PSP Southampton Boat Show on Friday 10th September 2010 at 12:15. On display was the YOTY trophy, a silver navigation buoy mounted on a sea of crystal, which was commissioned by the late Sir Max Aitken.
Current title holders are Samantha Davies for the YJA Pantaenius Yachtsman of the Year Award and Phil Sparks and Ben Gratton joint winners of the YJA Pantaenius Young Sailor of the Year Award.
Nominations can range from a well known figure in the yachting or power boating world to a commendable member of your local boating club. Past winners for both awards have broken world records, won gold medals, shown exceptional bravery and courage and even overcome adversities.
The YJA Pantaenius Yachtsman of the Year and YJA Pantaenius Young Sailor of the Year awards recognise sporting excellence and the tremendous achievements and bravery by the very best in British sail and power. Sportsmen and women who have made a significant impact in their chosen field and who have helped position Great Britain to be a formidable sailing nation. The Yachtsman of the Year trophy carries the names of many of the greatest achievers in British yachting and power boating.
Nomination forms are available on the Pantaenius stand throughout the boat show and can also be downloaded from the Pantaenius and YJA websites www.pantaenius.co.uk and www.yja.co.uk Nominations will close on the 10th November 2010.

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