The Royal Varuna Yacht Club (RVYC) Youth Awards 2016 evening was held Saturday, October 1 and saw approximately 90 members join together to congratulate the club’s most successful youth sailors, taking into account their results and performances over the past 12 months.
After much deliberation the judges came up with some standout winners. Sophia Montgomery was voted the 2016 RVYC Sailor of the Year while other notable achievers were Joanne Gavin (Team Sailor Award), Chanon Thanatayaudom and Jade Gavin (Coaches Choice Awards), Farida Vernon and Chusitt Punjamala (Best Overall Performance), Phitchakon Ungpakornkaew and Marion G. Montgomery (Most Improved Sailors), and Paul Salaw and Claudia Nazarov (Most Improved Beginners).
Commenting on the award winners afterwards, RVYC Commodore Tom Whitcraft said: “The winners tonight have exceeded all of the expectations and challenges thrown at them this past year. Some of the more experienced ones have already matured into competent sailors, and more importantly great role models for those just starting out.
“Sailing is a sport that is noted as being hard to learn and even harder to master, but we are sure that if these award winners continue the way they are going they will have no problem reaching their goals.”
Additionally, the committee members also congratulated the Future Cup winners – Phatcharaphon Ungpakornkaew, Marion Grace Montgomery, Christopher Marsh, Krit Romanyk and Jade Gavin.
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