This award was established in 2021 and replaces the previous US Sailing Sportsmanship Award. The purpose of this new award is to recognize sportsmanship in sailboat racing rather than volunteer contributions. We created a new volunteer award for that recognition.
The recipients of the Sportsmanship Award are peer-nominated because they spend time together out on the racecourse. Your nomination could be for an individual or a team who demonstrated a single extraordinary example of sportsmanship during an event, throughout the year, or it can be based on years of continuous sportsman-like conduct. These are the people we enjoy competing against and hanging out with after the race.
Submissions are reviewed and the final selection is made by the AYC Board. This award will be considered on an annual basis and awarded at the Commodore Celebration.
Recipients of the AYC Sportsmanship Award