Scottish sailing gears up for awards ceremony

Helensburgh Sailing Club and an instructor from Cove and Kilcreggan have been shortlisted for the RYA Scotland Annual Awards.

And Luke Patience, Calum Rosie and Lorenzo Chiavarini make an impressive all-Helensburgh shortlist for the performance of the year award.

Chosen because of their contributions to sailing and boating in Scotland in 2014, the nominees are invited to the ceremony at Glasgow Science Centre on January 31.

Helensburgh is in the running for the RYA Scotland Club of the Year award sponsored by Thames Water Commercial Services, together with Dalgety Bay Sailing Club and Clyde Cruising Club Dinghy Section.

And Arlene McNeilage of Cove Sailing Club is shortlisted for the RYA Scotland Instructor of the Year award, sponsored by the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, together with Ryan Tozer and Derek McLean.

The full list of nominees shortlisted for each of the award categories is as follows:

RYA Scotland Volunteer of the Year award sponsored by Clyde Challenger: John Spruce, Robert Gordon, John Ridley.

RYA Scotland Elizabeth Mackay award: Erica Revie, Nikki Stewart.

RYA Scotland Coach of the Year award sponsored by the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: Matt Thomas, Laurie MacDonald, Duncan Hepplewhite.

RYA Scotland Official of the Year award sponsored by the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: John Readman, David Sturrock.

RYA Scotland Class Academy Sailor of the Year award sponsored by Caledonian MacBrayne: Fiona Mackay and Heather Sword, Hannah Scott, Calum Bell.

RYA Scotland Youth Sailor of the Year award sponsored by Caledonian MacBrayne: Calum Rosie, Andrew Brown, Jamie Calder.

RYA Scotland Performance of the Year award sponsored by Caledonian MacBrayne: Luke Patience, Calum Rosie, Lorenzo Chiavarini.

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