Nathan R. Cowan Memorial Award for Developing Sailors Past Winners

Friends and family of Nathan Cowan donated this award to the CYA in 2002 to honour the memory of Nathan Cowan, a Canadian Sailing Team member, who died tragically in a car accident on February 16, 2002. In 2002, after years of determination and persistence, Nathan finally achieved his goal of making the National Team. Nathan’s friends and family have designed the criteria of this award in order to support athletes like Nathan, and help them through these years of hard work. In order to be eligible, the candidate must:

a) Have a record of outstanding achievement in national and international competition, have followed a committed training program during the award year, and brought recognition to Canadian competitive sailing.

b) Have demonstrated an effort in fundraising through sponsorship and private contributions.

c) Be 19 or over as of December 31st in the year of nomination.

d) Must not be a member of the Canadian Sailing Team, or be a carded athlete during the award year.

e) Have demonstrated leadership and sportsmanship.

f) Be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

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2018
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2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2005
2004
2003
James Juhasz
Clara Gravely
William Jones and Evan DePaul
Fillah Karim
Max Gallant
Kyle Martin
Sam Gustin and Ian Woodbury
Jacob and Graeme Saunders; Saunders Team 470
Tom Ramshaw
Tyler Meyrick
Robert Davis
Lee Parkhill
Stéphane Locas & Oliver Bone
Marc Farmer and Trevor Parekh
David Wright
Conner Higgins

  • Rolex
  • Helly Hansen
  • Gallagher Skippers' Plan
  • BMO Sail Canada MasterCard
  • Government of Canada