GSC Tom Burton and Lisa Blair Nominated Aus Sailing Awards
GSC would like to say a huge congratulations to Olympic laser sailor Tom Burton and Solo-Female Sailor Lisa Blair who were recently nominated as finalists in the Australian Sailing Awards.
It’s no doubt the two have earned their nominations.
Tom Burton, GSC sailor and Olympic laser class Gold medallist continued to achieve in the Laser this year with second placings at the Aarhus World Championship Test Event and Laser World Championships. Tom is now recognised as a contending finalist for the Male Sailor of the Year Award.
Meanwhile, the first woman to solo circumnavigate Antarctica and recent GSC guest speaker Lisa Blair is being nominated for the Female Sailor of the Year award. Blair spent 184 days at sea overcoming extreme conditions to circle Antarctica alone aboard Climate Action Now and is now assembling an all-female crew to compete in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race in December.
Australian Sailing’s night of recognition will also feature the Sport Promotion Award, Sport Professional Award, Volunteer Award, Club of the Year, Official of the Year, Instructor of the Year and Coach of the Year. We congratulate all who finalists and wish all the best to both Burton and Blair.