Friday, January 25, 2013
The 2012 Sail Canada Rolex Sailor of the Year Awards took place Saturday January 19th at The Carlu in Toronto. All in attendance enjoyed this prestigious event and were filled with anticipation for the Rolex Sailor of the Year Award announcement made at the conclusion of the evening.
Sail Canada is proud to announce Oskar Johannson as the 2012 Sail Canada Rolex Sailor of the Year!
Oskar was in attendance to receive the award with a very proud group of friends and family. Victor Royce, CEO Rolex Canada, delivered the award announcement and winner’s watch, a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date, engraved with Oskar’s name and title.
Highlights of the night included a cocktail reception, dinner and entertainment at the beautiful venue, The Carlu. Annual awards were also proudly distributed to youth and senior sailors at all levels across the Canadian Sailing spectrum, which included:
The Bill Burk Youth Elite Memorial Award
Justin Vittecoq, Ali ten Hove & Allie Surette
William Abbott Sr. Trophy - Sail Training Program of the Year Award
Vancouver Island School Sailing League – Royal Victoria YC
City of Kingston Regatta of the Year Award
2012 Shark Worlds – Kingston Yacht Club
Volunteer of the Year Award
Coach of the Year
Gerry Roufs Trophy
Male Athlete of the Year Award
Female Athlete of the Year Award
Nathan R. Cowan Memorial Award for Developing Sailors
Jacob and Grame Chaplin Saunders - Sunders 470 Team
Marvin McDill Memorial Award
Chisolm Trophy for Excellence in Race Management
Craig & Ross CYA Youth National Championships
Recreations Event of the Year
Toronto Windsurfing Club
Click here to view a gallery of the evening’s photography.