On the 24th of November, it was the Volvo Yachting New Zealand Excellence awards. I was awarded a Youth Performance award by Peter Montgomery and Simon van Velthooven.

I was amongst some amazing talent in my category with Josh Armit, Seb Lardies and Scott Mckenzie, Seb Menzies and Mattias Coutts, just too name a few. These are all sailors like myself, that have excelled in the yachting world over the past season. The night is celebrate all who have achieved but also the possibly un-recognized people behind the scenes that have helped or improved sailing in New Zealand.

Congratulations to Emirates Team New Zealand, for winning the Sailor’s of the Year and everyone else who performed over the past 12 months that also received an award, well done! Thank you to everyone that has supported me this year and Geoff Harden, Commodore of Torbay Sailing Club for nominating me!