Ocean Racer of the Year

Ocean Racer of the Year

The Ocean Racer of the Year awards were introduced in 1985 to recognise the outstanding achievements of yachtsmen and yachtswomen Australia wide. The Ocean Racer Awards are held annually in conjunction with the CYCA Blue Water Pointscore Prize Giving and recognize the winning recipient’s achievements during the preceding calendar year.

The categories awarded are:
• Ocean Racer of the Year
• Sally Gordon Memorial Trophy for the Ocean Crew Person of the Year
• Ocean Veteran of the Year
• Ocean Rookie of the Year
• Ocean Navigator of the Year

2020 Ocean Racers of the Year

  • Matt Donald and Chris Townsend 

2020 Ocean Crew Person of the Year

  • Kyle Dodds

2020 Ocean Veteran of the Year
  • Gordon Ketelby

2020 Ocean Rookie of the Year
  • Jiang Lin

2020 Ocean Navigator of the Year
  • Andrea Green

Multiple Winners
Ocean Racer of the Year
  • Syd Fischer (NSW) - 1993, 1996, 2002, 2008
  • Bob Steel (NSW) - 1998, 2003, 2009 (joint)
  • Matt Allen (NSW) - 2004, 2005, 2018 (joint)
  • Roger Hickman (NSW) - 1997, 2014)
  • Ed Psaltis - 1999 (joint), 2007 (joint)
  • Bob Thomas - 1999 (joint), 2007 (joint)
  • Stephen Ainsworth - 2011 (joint), 2013
Ocean Crew Person of the Year
  • Tony Ellis (NSW) - 2002, 2007
Ocean Veteran of the Year
  • John Walker (NSW) - 1994, 2003, 2004, 2008
  • Lou Abrahams (Vic) - 1996, 2002, 2006
  • Syd Fischer (NSW) - 2007, 2012, 2013
  • Shane Kearns (NSW) - 2016, 2017
  • John Bennetto (Tas) - 1992, 2001
Ocean Navigator of the Year
  • Michael Bellingham (NSW) - 2011, 2013, 2017
  • Phil Eadie - 2008, 2012

 

A list of all the award winners since 1985 may be found here.