Phil JONES, Yachting Australia CEO said, 'We are once again impressed by the number of nominations and the depth of talent within our sailing community. 2006 was an exciting year for sailing with many outstanding results by Australians at home and abroad. The Finalists announced today feature many well known sailing personalities and some names which may well feature prominently in the future'.
Following an open nomination process which started in December last year and the subsequent consideration by the Yachting Australia established Voting Academy the Finalists for the 2007 Awards are:
Note: Voting Academy member Matt Allen took no part in the panel's deliberation for this Award category
In addition the following recipients will receive an Award for their tireless contribution to yachting. These being:
Note: Voting Academy member Vanessa Dudley took no part in the panel's deliberation for this Award category
The winners will be announced on Thursday 24 May at the waterfront venue Le Montage located in Leichhardt/Lilyfield, Sydney. Tickets for the Awards night will cost $150 each (inc. GST) tables of ten are available for $1,350 (inc GST). Tickets can be purchased by completing the booking form which is available from the Yachting Australia website - www.yachting.org.au.