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RYA Scotland Annual Awards

The RYA Scotland Annual Awards have helped to bring the sailing community in Scotland to together to recognise just some of the achievements and the commitment of people within our sport and the wider activities around boating. Without these people and many more like them our activities would not be possible. 

The 2019 RYA Scotland Annual Awards is now closed for nominations.

Many nominators have taken the time to submit excellent and detailed nominations and we are extremely grateful as this often brings to light some inspiring stories from our community.  

An independent judging panel will shortlist three nominees and a winner from each category and we will announce the shortlist over the next few months. 

RYA Scotland Club of the Year.

The RYA Scotland Club of the Year was integrated as a finalist for the 2020 RYA / Yacht and Yachting Club of the Year and announced as Prestwick Sailing Club at Scotland’s Boat Show in October 2019.

The RYA Scotland Club of the Year 2019 will be invited to attend the RYA Scotland Annual Awards event in January 2020.

The RYA Scotland Club of the Year will go forward to a public vote and the UK Club of the Year winner will be announced at the RYA Dinghy Show in March 2020.   


The shortlist for the RYA Scotland Annual Awards in 2018 included:

Volunteer of the Year 

Alistair MacIntyre

Craig MacDonald

Peter Boyd

Young person of year

Oban Duncan

Jamie Paterson

Rory McKinna

Club of the Year

East Lothian Yacht Club

Solway Yacht Club

Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club

Instructor of the Year

Will Derries

Derek McLean

Cameron McIntyre

Coach of the Year

Iain McGonigal

Duncan Hepplewhite

Cameron McIntyre

Official of the Year

Ben Wilcox

Peter Wright

Elizabeth McKay Award

Laurie MacDonald

Laura Carrick

Oban Duncan

Class Academy Sailor of the Year

Tess Crooks, Anna Miller, Eloise Noble, Morven Wood

Rowan Hayes & Charlotte Henry

Alex Cogan Sivarijan

Youth Sailor of the Year

Ewan Wilson & Fin Armstrong

Islay Watson

Tom Mitchell

Performance of the Year

Islay Watson

Ewan Wilson & Fin Armstrong

Commodores Cup Team

Oban Duncan




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