Docklands sailors nominated for awards


Mark Thorpe - Victorian Sailor of the Year with a Disability
Mark Thorpe - Victorian Sailor of the Year with a Disability
David Staley, Monday, 2 July 2012


The Yachting Victoria Awards Night was held at Sandringham Yacht Club on Friday 22nd June.  Mark Thorpe, who sailed into third place in the Access 303 Two Person World Championships in April with crew Bruce James, was announced as the Victorian Sailor of the Year with a Disability and presented his trophy by champion swimmer Matt Welsh.


Following excellent results and State, National or International regattas, a number of DYC Members, along with other sailors who regularly participate in the Docklands Short Course Series, were nominated in the Sailor of the Year with a Disability category.


Nominees included:

Cherie McLean (Mornington)

Neil Patterson (Docklands)

Russell Phillips (Docklands)

Mark Thorpe (Latrobe Valley / Wellington)

Martin Waller (Sugarloaf)

Alison Weatherly (Docklands)


Congratulations to Mark and all the nominees.


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