2010/11 Sailor & Volunteer of the Year Awards announced

 

 Vicki Hughes, Friday, 14 October 2011

 

 

 

 

Sailor of the Year ~ 2010 / 11 Season

 

Thomas G. Flint Memorial Trophy

 

Geoff Boettcher was presented with his Award

by YSA Vice President Simon Irving

at the Premiers Cup

CYCSA - 20 November

Winner: Geoff Boettcher

Nominated by: Cruising Yacht Club of SA

2010/11 Achievements:
  • 1st ~ 2010 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
  • 1st ~ 2010 Premiers Cup Regatta IRC division
  • 1st ~ 2010-11 SA IRC Championship
  • 1st ~ 2010/11 CYCSA MUSTO Offshore Series IRC Division
  • 1st ~ 2010/11 CYCSA MUSTO Offshore Series PHS Division
  • 1st ~ 2011 CYCSA Adelaide to Port Lincoln Race IRC Division
  • 2nd ~ 010/11 CYCSA Inshore Club Champions IRC Division
  • 2nd ~ Lexus Lincoln Week PHS Division
  • 2nd ~ Lexus Lincoln Week IRC Division
  • 2nd ~ 2011 Great Southern Regatta IRC Division
  • 3rd ~ Audi Victoria Week Teams Racing IRC Division
  • 7th ~ Audi Victoria Week IRC Division 1
· Winner of the CYCSA Corpor8solutions Cock of the Walk Perpetual Trophy (14 fastest times over line)
· Winner of the CYCSA RH Fidock Bluewater Championship Perpetual Trophy.
· Winner of the CYCSA Yacht of the Year.
· Winner of the CYCSA David Perpetual Trophy for 1st place on IRC in Adelaide to Port Lincoln Race.
· Winner of the Maughan Thiem Motors Perpetual Trophy as PHS winner of the Island Cup Race.
 
Other Achievements:
  • Geoff has significantly contributed to yachting youth development and training in SA by donating 2 optimists - Secret Kids Business 1 & 2 - to Largs Bay SC for use by junior members
  • Geoff is the owner / driver of Secret Mens Business 3.5, a Reichel Pugh51, which he transports around the country to attend keelboat regattas including the Sydney Hobrat Race, Lexus Lincoln Week, Audi Victoria Week and Hamilton Island Race Week.
  • Geoff competes as an owner / helmsman at the highest level; often against professional helmsmen with professional teams.
  • Geoff’s philosophy is to nurture local sailing talent and to that end most of his crew are SA sailors, who have honed their skills aboard SMB in SA racing.
  • SMB 3.5 has been notable as a springboard for many SA sailors including Nick Bice, Silas Nolan, Adan Common (CYCSA crewperson of the Year 2010/11).
  • After 22 attempts and 3 1/2 boats, SMB 3.5 owner and skipper Geoff Boettcher can finally claim Sydney to Hobart handicap honours!
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Youth Sailor of the Year ~ 2010 / 11 Season

Thomas G. Flint Memorial Trophy

 

Sean & Oscar were presented with their Award at the Adelaide SC Opening Day

Winner: Sean Keen & Oscar Mitton
 
Nominated by: Adelaide Sailing Club
 

2010/11 Achievements:

 
  • 1st ~ International Cadet National Championships, Jan 2011
  • 1st ~ International Cadet Sail Melbourne, Jan 2011
  • 1st ~ Adelaide International Regatta, March 2011
  • 1st ~ SA Tri Series 2010-11
  • 1st ~ ASC Club Championships 2010-11
  • 3rd ~ International Cadet State Championship 2010-11
  • 1st ~ Fisher, Peterson, Tillett Regatta 2010-11
  • 3rd ~ Sail Sandy Regatta 2010
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Volunteer of the Year ~ 2010 / 11 Season

James Boucaut Award for Service to Yachting

 

 

Sandy Higgins was present with his award at

the Brighton & Seacliff YC Opening Day

 

Winner: Alexander (Sandy) Higgins

Nominated by : 505 Association

2010/11 Achievements:
National
1st ~ International 505 National Championships 2011
1st ~ International 505 State Championships 2011
 
International
3rd ~ International 505 World Championships 2011
 
· Sandy is a contributor to the development of the 505 Class with Sail design and training
· Sandy is organizer and Coach for Brighton & Seacliff YC junior training program which has grown to 70 participants.
· Sandy is always willing to share knowledge with Class members.
· Sandy has had NIL protests or on water penalties in the above events or club racing.
 
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Presidents Award ~ 2010 / 11 Season

for Service to Yachting in South Australia

Hubert Tucker was present with his award at the Adelaide SC Opening Day

 

 

Winner: Hubert Tucker

In a career of over 50 years, Hubie Tucker has been a club member and a member of General Committees and Boards of the Glenelg, Royal Port Pire and Adelaide Sailing Clubs for 31 years.ar, Vice or Commodore and a term as President.

Of those 31 years, 17 of them has been as a Flag officer either
 
Throughout these years Hubie has continued to sail regularly either as crew or skipper at his Club. He has competed in numerous State and National and International Championships.
 
During his time as Flag Officer he has been a member of various sub-committees of his Club such as the Sailing, House and Junior committee and those committees set up to manage numerous National titles and Masters Games committees conducted as well as several roles in race management for those championships. He has also served as PRO at some of these national titles conducted at his Club.
 
Since the advent of computer generated race results have been compiled Hubie has taken a leadership role in understanding and operating each system and mentoring those who help the in-putting of the necessary information. .
 
Hubie has provided valuable information for and tabulated donour details of the club’s many trophies ad prior to presentation nights ensured that the results are accurate and correctly allocated as well as providing the running sheets for a smooth and detailed presentation.
 
The Adelaide Sailing Club has continued a system of involving its Junior sailors in a programme of leadership development and planning and operating social and information programmes to develop and support young sailors through a Junior Committee. This has a Junior and Vice Commodore as its leaders. This was originally set up at the Glenelg sailing Club of which Hubie was the first Junior Commodore.

In the early 70’s Hubie spent the required time as a National Serviceman and had a tour of duty in Vietnam.
 
Hubie is a Club member through and through. His dedicated and loyal long service is well known by its Club members and thoroughly deserves recognition beyond his own Club.

 

Hubert Tucker was present with his award at the Adelaide SC Opening Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winner: Hubert Tucker

In a career of over 50 years, Hubie Tucker has been a club member and a member of General Committees and Boards of the Glenelg, Royal Port Pire and Adelaide Sailing Clubs for 31 years.

Of those 31 years, 17 of them has been as a Flag officer either Rear, Vice or Commodore and a term as President.
 
Throughout these years Hubie has continued to sail regularly either as crew or skipper at his Club. He has competed in numerous State and National and International Championships.
 
During his time as Flag Officer he has been a member of various sub-committees of his Club such as the Sailing, House and Junior committee and those committees set up to manage numerous National titles and Masters Games committees conducted as well as several roles in race management for those championships. He has also served as PRO at some of these national titles conducted at his Club.
 
Since the advent of computer generated race results have been compiled Hubie has taken a leadership role in understanding and operating each system and mentoring those who help the in-putting of the necessary information. .
 
Hubie has provided valuable information for and tabulated donour details of the club’s many trophies ad prior to presentation nights ensured that the results are accurate and correctly allocated as well as providing the running sheets for a smooth and detailed presentation.
 
The Adelaide Sailing Club has continued a system of involving its Junior sailors in a programme of leadership development and planning and operating social and information programmes to develop and support young sailors through a Junior Committee. This has a Junior and Vice Commodore as its leaders. This was originally set up at the Glenelg sailing Club of which Hubie was the first Junior Commodore.

In the early 70’s Hubie spent the required time as a National Serviceman and had a tour of duty in Vietnam.
 
Hubie is a Club member through and through. His dedicated and loyal long service is well known by its Club members and thoroughly deserves recognition beyond his own Club.