Pantaenius award to be presented at London Boat Show

Nominations for the prestigious yachting awards, the 2009 YJA Pantaenius Yachtsman of the Year and Young Sailor of the Year Awards, will close on Friday, 6 November.

To nominate a candidate who you feel should be recognised for their achievements during the 2009 season, simply go to the Yachting Journalists’ Association (YJA) website, download and complete a nomination form, and return it to: YJA Secretary Rachel Nuding, 36 Church Lane, Lymington SO41 3RB.

Nominations can range from well known figures in the yachting or powerboating world, to commendable members of local yacht and sailing clubs who’ve notched up phenomenal wins or achievements, demonstrated sporting excellence, overcome adversity, or shown exceptional bravery and courage.

This year’s YJA Pantaenius Yachtsman of the Year Award will be and presented at Trinity House on Tuesday, 12 January 2010. The YJA Pantaenius Young Sailor of the Year Award will be presented at the London ExCel Boat Show on 9 January 2010.