Please select your home edition
Edition
Stoneways Marine 2021 - LEADERBOARD

YJA Stoneways Marine Awards shortlist announced

by YJA 1 Sep 16:29 BST
Team GB at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition © Sailing Energy / World Sailing

YJA Stoneways Marine Yachtsman of the Year, Young Sailor of the Year and Young Journalist of the Year 2021

It's been quite a year for sailing with the Vendée Globe, the America's Cup, SailGP and most recently the Tokyo Olympics, and the Yachting Journalists' Association Committee has been delighted by the number of nominations made by the public, YJA members and some of the greats of the sailing world.

Of particular note is the strength and depth of the entries, recognising just how diverse the sport of sailing is.

The YJA Committee deliberated long and hard on a wonderful list of nominated sailors for this year's Awards - the breadth of sailing talent is simply awesome, and some extremely tough choices had to be made to produce the shortlist.

YJA Stoneways Marine Yachtsman of the Year

  • Hannah Mills
    Hannah won Women's 470 gold with crew Eilidh McIntyre at Tokyo 2020 to add to her gold medal at Rio 2016 and silver at London 2020, making her the most successful female Olympic sailor in history.

  • Pip Hare
    From start to finish Pip's Vendée Globe campaign was a superb example of how to communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders. Her prowess as a skilled yachtswoman was never in doubt, but the human-interest aspects of her very personal race were fascinating, truly inspiring, and will undoubtedly have broadened the sailing audience.

  • The Team GB Olympic Sailing Squad - Tokyo 2020
    With three gold medals, two silvers and one bronze, the Team GB Olympic Sailing Squad was by far the most successful sailing nation at Tokyo 2020. There were stand-out performances throughout, with some incredible results against worldwide legends of the sport.

YJA Stoneways Marine Young Sailor of the Year

  • Katie McCabe
    At 14 years old, Katie is the youngest person to sail solo around Great Britain sailing in a 26' wooden Morgan Giles boat, Falanda.

  • Lucy Kenyon
    1st girl in the Youth IQ Foil windsurfing class at Porthpean and Weymouth, 5th in the iQFoil Youth Worlds held in July at Lake Garda.

  • Millie Irish & Jess Powell
    Winners of the RS Feva Nationals, while always having a smile on their faces.

YJA Stoneways Marine Young Journalist of the Year - NEW AWARD

  • Katie McCabe
    For her blogs of her record-breaking solo journey around Britain, which were full of emotion and vivid description.

  • Timothy Long
    Recently sailed around Britain and wrote wonderful blogs of his experience which captured readers' interest from the get-go.

Clifford Webb, Chairman of the Yachting Journalists' Association, said:

"YJA members may now cast their votes for the nominees in the three categories, and what a stellar line-up this is. We received the largest number of nominations for many years, and it's perhaps no surprise that the Olympics proved popular, given the performances of the sailors involved in Japan this year.

He continued:

"The YJA Stoneways Marine Young Sailor of the Year award is also hotly contended, with lots of nominations received, and therefore a challenge to eventually decide on these talented final three nominees.

"The YJA Committee was delighted to see the interest in our new perpetual award for the Young Journalist of the Year, with these youngsters starting out on their media careers, and who we hope will be receive a huge boost from being recognised and nominated for the award. It is shaping up to be a spectacular evening in Southampton next week."

The very last tickets are available for this not-to-be-missed event. These are priced at:

  • YJA members tickets are available for £25.00;
  • YJA members may invite one partner/guest, at a ticket price of £65.00;
  • Non-members tickets are available at £99.00.
The evening will begin with a drinks reception in the famous Grand Café foyer, and then we will move through to the main dining area, where the awards ceremony will take place. The evening includes a 3-course meal with coffee/tea afterwards.

If you would like to reserve your tickets, please do so immediately. Contact YJA Secretary, Chris English via email at stating how many tickets you would like, and he will send you the available menu for the evening, as your choice must be made in advance due to restrictions.

Find out more about the Yachting Journalists' Association at yja.world

Related Articles

YJA Stoneways Marine Awards Gala Dinner
Winners of prestigious yachting awards crowned in Southampton A star-studded evening at the Grand Café Southampton held on Friday saw the crowning of the highly prestigious YJA Stoneways Marine Yachtsman of the Year, Young Sailor of the Year, and the new Young Journalist of the Year 2021 Award winners. Posted on 11 Sep
Stoneways Marine Gala dinner and award ceremoy
Anyone may nominate a sailor for the YJA awards Nominations open for the YJA Stoneways Marine Yachtsman of the Year, Young Sailor of the Year, and our new award, the YJA Stoneways Marine Young Journalist of the Year. Posted on 17 Aug
YJA Stoneways Marine Young Journalist of the Year
Nominations open for the new award for 2021 The YJA Stoneways Marine Young Journalist of the Year is a new award for 2021, aiming to celebrate and reward upcoming talent in the marine industry. Posted on 10 Aug
Stoneways Marine YJA Awards nominations open
Nominate your YJA Yachtsman of the Year and Young Sailor of the Year 2021 Nominations open today (Monday 2nd August) for the Stoneways Marine YJA Yachtsman of the Year and the Young Sailor of the Year 2021. These awards are, without doubt, the most prestigious in UK yachting. Posted on 2 Aug
Stoneways Marine steps up for return of YJA Awards
Sponsoring the YJA Yachtsman of the Year & Young Sailor of the Year Awards After that hiatus which 2020 was in so many ways, the YJA Yachtsman of the Year and Young Sailor of the Year Awards are back. Posted on 17 May
YJA MS Amlin International Sailor of the Decade
Jon Holt, founder of the Scaramouche Sailing Trust, announced as the winner! In a year that truly needs good news stories, the winner of the YJA MS Amlin 'International Sailor of the Decade' Award has been announced as Jon Holt, founder of the Scaramouche Sailing Trust. Posted on 8 Dec 2020
Shortlist and Trophy revealed
For the YJA MS Amlin 'International Sailor of the Decade' The Yachting Journalists' Association (YJA) and MS Amlin Boat Insurance are delighted to announce the Shortlist for the YJA MS Amlin 'International Sailor of the Decade'. Posted on 6 Nov 2020
Final day to get your nomination in!
For the YJA MS Amlin International Sailor of the Decade Today is the final day to get your nomination in for the YJA MS Amlin 'International Sailor of the Decade' award. Nominations close at midnight on Friday 23rd November. Posted on 23 Oct 2020
YJA MS Amlin 'International Sailor of the Decade'
A brand new award announced today Both the Yachting Journalists' Association (YJA) and MS Amlin Boat Insurance are delighted to announce a brand new award, the YJA MS Amlin 'International Sailor of the Decade' award. Posted on 2 Sep 2020
YJA MS Amlin Gala Awards Dinner 2020 Cancelled
Difficult decision taken not to present YJA Yachtsman of the Year in 2020 With regret the YJA MS Amlin Gala Awards dinner 2020 has been cancelled alongside a difficult decision taken not to present the Yachting Journalists' Association's Yachtsman of the Year, Young Sailor of the Year or Young Blogger of the Year Awards. Posted on 28 Aug 2020