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MS Amlin Seamanship Award Expanded for 2019

by Chris Jones 26 Apr 16:00 BST
MS Amlin Seamanship Award 2018 (l-r) Brian Thompson, Sean Rose, Donna Baxter & Sir Robin Knox-Johnston © Mark Jardine

The MS Amlin Seamanship Award 2019 is now open for nominations. Having run for many years as a competition to reward great acts of Seamanship during the Round the Island Race, it is now open throughout the boating season with entries closing on the 20th August 2019.

Anyone can enter themselves or another into the competition for what they consider to be a great act of Seamanship. There is no set definition of Seamanship, so it is up to entrants to decide what they feel is an action worthy of entering into the competition. The award is a great way of paying tribute to someone who goes above and beyond, whether out on the water or ashore. The award is open to all boating communities.

In 2018 the MS Amlin Seamanship Award was presented to four ex-service personnel, from charity "Supporting Wounded Veterans". They raced on Sunsail 4018 in The Round the Island Race 2018, overcoming significant challenges and achieving a great finish position. Showing true grit and embodying the spirit of the "Race For All" ethos, they beat hundreds of professional and experienced sailors.

Paul Knox-Johnston, MS Amlin Yacht Business Development Manager said, "Over the years we have seen many fantastic entries for our Seamanship Award and it has been difficult to select a winner. This year we have decided to widen the net by including those who perform acts of Seamanship outside of the Round the Island Race weekend and we are excited to provide the opportunity for even more people to have a chance to be recognised for their efforts."

To enter, email a short written or recorded description of the act of Seamanship the entrant believes should win to . Any supporting evidence should be provided in the email.

The winner will be informed on the 30th August and the award presented at a prestigious star studded gala dinner for the MS Amlin YJA Awards on the 13th September in Southampton.

MS Amlin Yacht are boat insurance specialists, providing tailored insurance policies for thousands of boat owners around the UK and beyond. However, for MS Amlin it is not just about insurance, but also supporting the marine industry and the people who participate in it. The MS Amlin Seamanship award is one of the ways in which MS Amlin gives back to the industry and rewards those who do great things as part of it.

Contact the MS Amlin team by phone on 01732 223600 or by visiting the website www.boatinsure.co.uk.

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