Yachting SA 2008/09 Sailor & Volunteer of the Year Awards


 Vicki Hughes, Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Congratulations to Todd Hughes SOY, Lauren Thredgold & Megan Soulsby Youth SOY and Brian Sorrel VOY who were presented with their awards at the Yachting SA Sailor of the Year presentations at the Adelaide Sailing Club on Sunday 11 October.

  Sailor of the Year  ~  2008 / 09 Season

Thomas G. Flint Memorial Trophy


 Winner: Todd Hughes
Nominated by: SA Laser Association

2008/09 Achievements:
11th  ~  7th Australian  -  Laser National Championships  –  Fremantle
9th  ~  5th Australian  -  Asia Pacific Laser Championship  –  Fremantle
29th  ~  ISAF World Cup Event  –  Sail Melbourne  –  Laser Class
1st  ~  Go for Gold Regatta  –  Melbourne

Other Achievements:
• From his finish position in the Laser Nationals Todd qualified for the Laser Standard World Championships in Halifax, Canada in   August 2009. He is the first SA to qualify in 20 years. 
• Todd is a member of the SASI program
• Todd has been selected into the Australian Sailing Team Development Squad
• Todd has provided specialist coaching for STB Youth squad Laser and Cadet sailors
• Todd coached the International Cadets in the October STB coaching clinic.
• Todd has run off-season coaching programs for the International Cadet class and has also run private coaching session for striving Cadet sailor
• Todd taught learn to sail programs as lead instructor for the Adelaide Sailing Club Sailing School




  Youth Sailor of the Year  ~  2008 / 09 Season

Thomas G. Flint Memorial Trophy


 Winner: Lauren Thredgold & Megan Soulsby
Nominated by: SA International 420 Class

2008/09 Achievements:
23rd ~ Female - 420 World Championship Athens – Gold fleet
1st ~ 420 Female, Australian Youth Championship – Mandurah WA
2nd ~ Female Open & Youth 420 Australian Championship
1st ~ Open, Female & Youth 420 Class - NSW Youth Championship
1st ~ Open, Female & Youth – SA 420 State Championship
1st ~ Adelaide International Regatta)AIR) – 420 Class
1st ~ OAMPS SA Youth Regatta – 420 Class
1st ~ Sail Adelaide Regatta – Largs Bay SC

Other Achievements:
• Lauren & Megan also competed at SIRS (Sydney), Sail Sandy (Vic), NSW 420 State Championships.
• Lauren & Megan were members of 2008-09 STB Youth Squad.
• Lauren & Megan were selected into SASI as a result of their selection for the ISAF Youth Worlds

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 Volunteer of the Year  ~  2008 / 09  Season

James Boucaut Award for Service to Yachting


Brian Sorell

 Winner:    Brian Sorell

 Nominated by : Adelaide Sailing Club
·   Brian has been Chief Coxswain at Adelaide SC for the past three years.
·   Brian has significantly upgraded the eight boat rescue & race management fleet & maintained all of the fleet
·   He was instrumental in securing a new hull & trailer for ASC’s flagship start boat.through a generous donor.
·  He previously organized a gift of a replacement craft for ASC’s other start boat.
·  Brian  also cares for the ground tackle, bouys, signaling gear, sound gear, as well as the major task of refueling all of these boats for both midweek and weekend use.
·  The club in high season has sailing activity from Wednesday through to Sunday including both Saturday & Sunday mornings
·  Brian also looks after the tractor & ute. He was instrumental in the acquisition of a new heavy duty tow vehicle as well as numerous house fitting & repair jobs.