Nominations now open for the 2018 CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year Awards

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  • By Damian Maclennan
  • 09 Feb 2018 14:20:17

Presentation of the 2015-2016 Ocean Racer of the Year Awards: L to R: Richard Williams, Shane Kearns, Sandra Eastman on behalf of the late Roger Hickman, Sam Haynes, Paul Clitheroe, Sam Price, Kevin Clarkson, NIck Scott-Perry


The CYCA's awards night is one of the biggest events on Australia's sailing calendar given the prestige associated with the club's racing. Now's the time to nominate the competitors who you think have performed best across last year's CYCA racing and book your place at the evening itself.

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia will hold the presentation of the Ocean Racer of the Year Awards for 2017 on Friday 23 March.

The Ocean Racer Awards will be held in conjunction with the CYCA Blue Water Pointscore Prize Giving for the 2017-2018 season.

The CYCA requests that fellow offshore clubs nominate candidates that they feel would be eligible for these awards.

The categories are:

  • Ocean Racing Yachts Person of the Year
  • Sally Gordon Memorial Trophy for the Ocean Crew Person of the Year
  • Ocean Veteran of the Year
  • Ocean Rookie of the Year
  • Ocean Navigator of the Year
  • Roger Hickman OAM Bow Person of the Year

In 2018, the Ocean Racer Awards will include presentation of the inaugural Roger Hickman OAM Bow Person of the Year award.

All nominations should be in respect of performances and achievements during the period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

To complete a nomination form, please follow this link here

Please note that nominations close on Friday 9 March 2018.

To make a booking to attend this prestigious event please book through the CYCA Website here.

For further information please do not hesitate in contacting Justine Kirkjian, CYCA Sailing Manager on 0419 288 323 or email




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