Meet the Recipient of this year’s Skipper’s Plan Female Athlete of the Year - Brenda Bowskill
March 1st, 2018 - Kingston, ON
It is with great pleasure that Sail Canada presents this year’s Skipper’s Plan Female Athlete of the Year to Brenda Bowskill!
Brenda Bowskill’s dedication and world class skills were demonstrated at the 2017 Laser Radial World Championships in Medemblik were she finished 5th, marking an important milestone for Canadian World Championship performance. She contributes her success at the World Championships to putting in the time on the water with very focused training goals and with good international training partners, managed with just the right amount of time to be rested, fit and strong.
One of her main focuses for the World Championships was to stay composed regardless of the result and stay focused on what she had to do in the moment. Brenda is an internationally respected ambassador of the sport of sailing and a role model for those who aspire to follow in her footsteps.
The Sail Canada Awards will be presented at the Sail Canada Rolex Sailor of the Year Awards on Friday March 2nd, 2018.
The Skippers' Plan Female Athlete/Team of the Year is awarded to a current Canadian Sailing Team athlete/Team with a record of outstanding achievement in national and international competition. The nominated athlete(s)/team must:
a) Have a record of outstanding achievement in national and international competition from December 2, 2016 to December 1, 2017, and brought recognition to Canadian competitive sailing. Priority will be given to athlete/team results from international Olympic/Paralympic class competition in North American and ISAF Graded events. However, please note that other sailing accomplishments will be considered.
b) Through behaviour and manner, have set an example for other competitors.
c) Have demonstrated leadership and sportsmanship.
d) Be female (for Team nomination must have at least one female team member).
e) Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.