by Craig Heydon
Nominations close on Wednesday, 12 September, for the 2012 Australian Yachting Awards. The event recognises outstanding achievements in the sport of sailing during the last year and is a chance for the sailing community to celebrate another exceptional year for the sport.
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The winners will be announced at the 2012 Australian Yachting Awards dinner to be held in Sydney on Friday 26 October, further details, including how to purchase tickets, will be released in due course.
The 2012 Australian Yachting Awards categories are as follows:
· Male Sailor of the Year
· Female Sailor of the Year
· Sailor of the Year with a Disability
· Youth Sailor of the Year
· Sport Promotion Award
· Lifetime Achievement Award
· Sport Professional Award
· Volunteer Award
Nominations for the awards can be made by anyone in the sailing community with nomination forms and criteria available at www.yachting.org.au/awards
As an added feature for this year's Awards nominations may be made using State Association nomination forms provided the performance(s) being nominated for satisfies the criteria of the Australian Yachting Awards
Nominations for the awards may be made in respect of achievements during the period 1 September 2011 and 10 September 2012 with clubs, class associations and the general sailing community asked to look closely at who they would like to see nominated for an award. Nominations close on 12 September 2012.
For more information visit www.yachting.org.au/awards.