Meet the recipient of the Chisholm Trophy for Excellence in Race Management - J/24 World Championship; Port Credit Yacht Club

Meet the recipient of the Chisholm Trophy for Excellence in Race Management - J/24 World Championship; Port Credit Yacht Club

February 26, 2018 - Kingston, ON


It is with great pleasure that Sail Canada presents this year’s Chisholm Trophy for Excellence in Race Management to the J/24 World Championshipat Port Credit Yacht Club!


The 2017 J/24 World Championship took place at the Port Credit Yacht Club back in September. Sailors from 10 countries gathered in Mississauga to compete in this event. With over 63 boats the regatta attracted some of the best sailors around the world.


The Race Committee lead by Patrick Lymburner was outstanding in planning, organizing, resourcing and managing the Championship. The September weather affected the regatta with light winds, requiring patience from the competitors, and the Race Committee. Out of ten scheduled races, only eight were able to be completed due to declining winds. Nothing was spared to ensure a fair test of the sailor’s skill in the weather conditions present. The race committee was diligent in managing the race course under the most trying conditions. The team provided great management for the conditions!


The Sail Canada Awards will be presented at the Sail Canada Rolex Sailor of the Year Awards on Friday March 2nd, 2018.

 

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This award, donated by the Ontario Sailing Association, was established in 1993. Emblematic of excellence in race management, the Chisholm Trophy recognizes the club or association responsible for the regatta with the best-managed races during the time frame of December 2, 2016 to December 1, 2017. The winner is selected on the basis of the quality of race management. The following criteria must also be met:


a) The regatta must be a provincial, national, continental or world championship event held in Canada.


b) The minimum number of races as prescribed in the sailing instructions must be completed.


c) The Race Committee Chairperson must hold a valid Sail Canada Race Management certification.


d) In order to be eligible for this award, clubs or associations must be members in good standing with the Sail Canada.


e) Applications for the award must include; notice of race, sailing instructions, any other relevant forms used, names of the presiding race officer, as well as any supplementary comments from competitors or other officials (i.e. jury).