Pip Hare. Courtesy of Richard Langdon/Ocean Visuals

YJA Stoneways Maritime Yachtsman of the 12 months, Youthful Sailor of the Calendar year and Young Journalist of the 12 months 2021 shortlists have been announced.

The Yachting Journalists’ Affiliation Committee has received many nominations from the community, YJA associates and leading sailors from the market. The YJA Committee deliberated around the record of nominated sailors for this year’s awards and have developed the shortlists for the coveted awards:

YJA Stoneways Marine Yachtsman of the Yr

Mills received Women’s 470 gold with crew Eilidh McIntyre at Tokyo 2020 to add to her gold medal at Rio 2016 and silver at London 2012, producing her the most successful feminine Olympic sailor in record.

Hannah Mills (proper) with crew Eilidh McIntyre. Image courtesy of Sailing Power / Environment Sailing

Hare’s prowess as a proficient yachtswoman was never in question, but the human-desire features of her really particular race have been interesting, inspiring, and will have broadened the sailing viewers.

  • The Group GB Olympic Sailing Squad – Tokyo 2020

With a few gold medals, two silvers and a person bronze, the Workforce GB Olympic Sailing Squad was the most successful sailing nation at Tokyo 2020. There ended up stand-out performances through, with some outstanding success from all over the world legends of the activity.

Team GB Sailing Squad. Impression courtesy of Sailing Vitality / World Sailing

YJA Stoneways Marine Younger Sailor of the Calendar year

At 14 a long time old, McCabe is the youngest man or woman to sail solo all over Terrific Britain sailing in a 26′ wood Morgan Giles boat, Falanda.

1st woman in the Youth IQ Foil windsurfing class at Porthpean and Weymouth, 5th in the iQFoil Youth Worlds held in July at Lake Garda.

  • Millie Irish & Jess Powell

Winners of the RS Feva Nationals.

YJA Stoneways Maritime Young Journalist of the Calendar year

For her blogs of her file-breaking solo journey about Britain.

Katie McCabe

Not long ago sailed close to Britain and wrote participating blogs of his experience.

Clifford Webb, chairman of the Yachting Journalists’ Affiliation, states: “YJA users might now forged their votes for the nominees in the three categories, and what a stellar line-up this is. We acquired the largest amount of nominations for a lot of a long time, and it’s probably no shock that the Olympics proved preferred, specified the performances of the sailors associated in Japan this 12 months.

“The YJA Stoneways Marine Younger Sailor of the Calendar year award is also hotly contended, with heaps of nominations gained, and as a result a challenge to eventually determine on these proficient remaining three nominees.

“The YJA Committee was delighted to see the curiosity in our new perpetual award for the Young Journalist of the Yr, with these kids setting up out on their media careers, and who we hope will be obtain a substantial raise from currently being recognised and nominated for the award. It is shaping up to be a magnificent night in Southampton up coming week.”

Go to the YJA website for details on how to go to the function.

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