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 been launched.

The Prestigious yachting awards were launched at a reception hosted by Premier Marinas at the Southampton Boat Show, attended by past award winners and members of the Yachting Journalists’ Association.

YJA Chairman Barry Pickthall said: “Our awards represent the pinnacle of sailing achievement and are a measure of the very best skills and prowess among established yachtsmen and women and the stars of the future. The current Yachtsman of the Year also demonstrated extreme bravery.”

Nominations for the two prestigious awards may be made by the public and anyone within the yachting community and can include those involved in dinghy sailing, windsurfing, offshore and ocean racing, short-handed and long distance cruising and from the world of power boating.

Entries for the Young Bloggers competition are expected to attract interest from young journalists and photographers anxious to break into yachting journalism.

The awards provide an opportunity for the public to make their yachting heroes or rising stars and celebrate the achievements of up and coming talent.

Barry Pickthall encourages the yachting community to make their nominations without delay. “Don’t rely on someone else so nominate successes achieved by British yachtsmen and women under sail and power or the Young Sailor of the Year award which gives enormous inspiration and encouragement to tomorrow’s world champions. Nominating couldn’t be simpler.”

Nominations can be made online at www.yja.co.uk as well as the Premier Marinas website.

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 been launched.

The Prestigious yachting awards were launched at a reception hosted by Premier Marinas at the Southampton Boat Show, attended by past award winners and members of the Yachting Journalists’ Association.

YJA Chairman Barry Pickthall said: “Our awards represent the pinnacle of sailing achievement and are a measure of the very best skills and prowess among established yachtsmen and women and the stars of the future. The current Yachtsman of the Year also demonstrated extreme bravery.”

Nominations for the two prestigious awards may be made by the public and anyone within the yachting community and can include those involved in dinghy sailing, windsurfing, offshore and ocean racing, short-handed and long distance cruising and from the world of power boating.

Entries for the Young Bloggers competition are expected to attract interest from young journalists and photographers anxious to break into yachting journalism.

The awards provide an opportunity for the public to make their yachting heroes or rising stars and celebrate the achievements of up and coming talent.

Barry Pickthall encourages the yachting community to make their nominations without delay. “Don’t rely on someone else so nominate successes achieved by British yachtsmen and women under sail and power or the Young Sailor of the Year award which gives enormous inspiration and encouragement to tomorrow’s world champions. Nominating couldn’t be simpler.”

Nominations can be made online at www.yja.co.uk as well as the Premier Marinas website.