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Nominations Launched for YJA Yachtsman of the Year 2017 and Young Sailor of the Year 2017

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Nominations for the 2017 YJA Yachtsman of the Year Awards have opened to start the selection process of finding Britain’s top Yachtsman and Young Sailor of the Year.

The awards were launched by YJA Chairman Barry Pickthall and Premier Marinas’ Chief Executive Pete Bradshaw at Premier Marinas’ Southampton Boat Show stand (E042) on Friday 15th September. The ceremony was attended by previous winners of the prestigious awards and by members of the Yachting Journalists’ Association.

The nominations will close on Sunday 15th October 2017 and may be made throughout the next month online via the YJA website. Nomination forms will also be available on other exhibition stands, at yacht clubs and at all nine of Premier Marinas South Coast marinas. The award winners will be announced on Tuesday 9th January 2018 at Trinity House, London.

Nominations for the two awards can be made by anyone and can include those involved in dinghy sailing, windsurfing, offshore and ocean racing, shorthanded and long distance cruising and for powerboating. Entries for the Young Bloggers competition are expected to attract interest from young journalists and photographers with the desire to break into yachting journalism.

Make sure to cast your vote in the awards and don’t miss your opportunity to celebrate the achievements of up-and-coming talent.