Yachtsman of the Year

Each year, the General Committee nominates a member for their a significant achievement in the sport of sailing.

From To Name Achievement
2017 2018 Louis Schofield  
2016 2017 G Prestedge Representing RYCV in numerous races around the Bay and beyond
2015 2016 M. Peters Highest point winner in the Club Marine Series
2014 2015 B.E. Taylor
2013 2014 D. Ellis
2012 2013 J. White Association Cup winner
2011 2012 D. Ellis
2010 2011 M. Hiatt
2009 2010 M. Hiatt
2008 2009 D. Ellis
2007 2008 M. Hiatt
2006 2007 G. Botica
2005 2006 Not awarded
2004 2005 J. Klestadt
2003 2004 G. Paul
2002 2003 A. Lidgett
2001 2002 W. Rawson
2000 2001 M.A. McLean Selected as Reserve in the Australian Paralympic sailing team and at the Sydney Paralympics
1999 2000 V.M.T. Lauwers Solo, non-stop unassisted circumnavigation (the first by a disabled person)
1998 1999 V.M.T. Lauwers Solo, non-stop unassisted circumnavigation (the first by a disabled person)
1997 1998 B.E. Taylor Sydney to Hobart aboard Chutzpah
1996 1997 B.E. Taylor Sydney to Hobart aboard Chutzpah
1995 1996 D.R. Wilson Sydney to Hobart win in their division aboard Terra Firma
1995 1996 S. Carlile Sydney to Hobart win in their division aboard Terra Firma
1994 1995 B.E. Taylor
1993 1994 Not awarded
1992 1993 I.C. Walker
1991 1992 D.J. Wallace Diamond Nationals and Victorian Titles
1990 1991 B.E. Taylor
1988 1990 R.A. Hick

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