On November 24, In RYANI Annual Awards declared the award of successful sailors who has made the largest difference from last so many years.
Katie Kan Former RYA Junior and Youth Squad member has completed both national and international levels in topper and leisure classes and now giving coaches at home. Also, Katie involves herself in running the East Antrim’s Women on the water program.
The four most special goes to Wiclif McCready, for stoking the passions of hundreds of sailors as proprietor of McCready Sailboats; Cliff Burns, for his role as a safeguarding officer for the RYANI over the last decade; boat builder Alastair Duffin for his impact on sailing, especially in the GP14 class; and Ballyholme Yacht Club’s Robin Gray for his work as the RYA’s regional race management coordinator in Northern Ireland for the last 10 years.
The top award goes to Carrickfergus Sailing Club, club of the year who had an impressive year, both in sailing achievements and community efforts by donating boats in local schools, by fundraising through sailing challenges and more.
Richard Honeyford said that these nights reminds us all about what actually sport is through this event and this is the great occasion for so many people who has done commitment for sailing and boating in Northern Ireland.
Now RYANI is looking forward to another thrilling and adventurous year of sailing and boating, as it is proved that there is a great talent in our club. And also said that they are proud of volunteers who are the bedrock of sport and facilitating sailing and yachting events throughout Northern Ireland.