Category Archives: Yachting Journalists’ Association

Youngest ever Clipper Race skipper scoops prestigious yachting award

By | March 7, 2019

Clipper 2017-18 Race Skipper Nikki Henderson has been awarded the prestigious Yachting Journalists’ Association (YJA) Yachtsman of the Year Award after making history when, at 24, she became the youngest ever skipper to compete in the biggest round the world yacht race. The award, which was presented jointly to the 25 year old, and Tracy… Read More »

Yachting Journalists’ Association to partner with Yacht Racing Forum

By | July 10, 2018

Cliff Webb and Bernard Schopfer have announced a partnership between their respective organisations, the Yachting Journalists’ Association and the Yacht Racing Forum. The Yachting Journalists’ Association, of which Cliff Webb is chairman, will become an official media partner of the Yacht Racing Forum. “We are very pleased to welcome the Yachting Journalists’ Association amongst our… Read More »

YJA Young Blogger of the Year 2017 – winners announced

By | March 9, 2018

Monique (15) & her brother Ollie Vennis-Ozanne (13) from Fareham, Hampshire, are worthy winners of the first YJA Young Blogger of the Year Competition. Their video on last year’s Ovington Junior Inland Sailing Championship at Rutland Water was headlined at the Prizegiving held at the RYA Dinghy Show, Alexandra Palace, London on Saturday 3rd March.… Read More »

Yachtsman and Young Sailor of the Year Awards

By | January 10, 2018

British round the world sailor Alex Thomson has been named the 2017 Yachtsman of the Year winner for his remarkable performance in last year’s Vendee Globe solo round the world race. Joining an elite group of yachtsman that includes Sir Francis Chichester, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Dame Ellen MacArthur and Sir Ben Ainslie, the 43-year-old Welshman… Read More »

Young marine bloggers wanted…

By | September 28, 2017

Calling budding young bloggers, journalists, video/photographers and aspiring radio presenters. Looking for a first break in yachting journalism? Are you under 21? Here’s a golden opportunity to get your work published …And noticed by leading editors and producers across the Globe. Enter the 2017 YJA Young Bloggers Competition to win the latest GOPRO video camera… Read More »

Nominations open for 2017 YJA Yachtsman of the Year Award and Young Sailor of the Year Award

By | September 25, 2017

Nominations for the 2017 YJA Yachtsman of the Year Awards are now open which start the selection process of finding Britain’s top Yachtsman and Young Sailor of the year. The NEW YJA Young Bloggers Competition, intended to give young bloggers, journalists, video and photographers and aspiring radio presenters a chance to get their first break in yachting journalism has also… Read More »