Greetings, sailing fans. Amid dark and uncertain times, and despite the fact that so much sailing has been canceled, we feel that this award should go forward. There are SO many deserving coaches out there, and so much of this past year to use to choose a new winner. Now, as we all wait for the marinas, clubs, and sailing venues to open up again, here is your chance to reflect on your last year of sailing, and nominate a coach that made a difference for you. If you read through some excerpts from past nomination letters (see links below), you will find inspiring and heartfelt words to all these great coaches.
This year I am really thrilled to partner with our iconic west coast sailing-news friends, Sailing Anarchy. If you haven’t heard of them, I don’t believe you. SA has been championing the good in sailing, while also not afraid to call out the bad ;), and they really do an incredible service for our sport. Now is YOUR time to speak your mind! Our winner will get a cool hat and belt from SA and Sail1Design!!
We’re sending out our annual call this year (a little earlier than before) for nominations for the prestigious Sailing Anarchy/S1D Coach of the Year Award. In true grass-roots fashion, we pick the ultimate winner only from nominees supplied by you, our readers.
This can be a youth coach, high school coach, college coach, Olympic coach….. you name it!
Speak Your Mind!!! Sail1Design annually seeks your nominations for the SA/S1D Coach of the Year, for a coach that embodies all that is great in coaching: experience, resilience, humility, empathy and expertise. Sailors, this is your award! The Sail1Design staff chooses the winner only from our readers nominations! This is a great opportunity to recognize a coach that you feel makes a difference!
Last years deserving winner was Jon Faudree, Head Coach of Jacksonville U. Sailing Team!!
Please write a detailed nomination letter to firstname.lastname@example.org . SEND IN SOON!!!
Past S1D Coach of the Year Winners