Sail Canada invites all sailing and boating enthusiasts to participate in recognising Canada’s top recreational and competitive sailors, coaches, volunteers and events via the Sail Canada Annual Awards. The Sail Canada Annual Awards list, guidelines and descriptions follow.
- Rolex Sailor of the Year Award
- Female Athlete of the Year Award
- Male Athlete of the Year Award
- Marvin McDill Memorial Award
- Nathan R. Cowan Memorial Award: for developing sailors
- Bill Burk Memorial Youth Elite Award
- Gerry Roufs Trophy
- Coach of the Year Award
- Chisholm Trophy for Excellence in Race Management
- City of Kingston Regatta of the Year Award
- William Abbott Senior Trophy
- Recreation Event Award
- Volunteer of the Year
Visit here for the selection criteria.
The 2017 ‘City of Kingston Regatta of the Year Award’ was awarded to the Canada Summer Games Sailing event, which was hosted by the Gimli YC.
The 2017 Coach of the Year Award was awarded to Head Coach Brigitte Smutny for 20 dedicated years of coaching in Manitoba.
The 2012 Chisholm Trophy for Excellence in Race Management was awarded to the Youth National Championships hosted by the Gimli Yacht Club.