The winners of the 2017 annual CICSA Awards are:
Landon Gardner Volunteer Award: Zac Baum, 1st year of Masters from Queens
Zac devoted a substantial amount of time to CICSA as development officer on the board. Between fixing unforeseen issues with the performance ranking system and tightening up the Constitution, Zac’s attention to detail will help sustain and grow CICSA for years to come. Furthermore, Zac continued to work on the development of the Queen’s Sailing Team as co-President, and looks to further better the team in both Canadian and American leagues as recently-elected co-President for 2018.
Coach of the Year: Todd Ward from RMC
Todd Ward is highly deserving as CICSA Coach of the Year in not only his exceptional involvement in the development of RMC and UNB, but also in his involvement in CICSA and the sailing community. Todd helped facilitate the 2017 CICSA mid-winter regatta in Florida and has been a constant champion for collegiate sailing in Canada and the production of high-performance sailors in Canada.
Skipper of the Year Female: Renee Torrie, 4th year from McGill
Renee’s passion and deftness for sailing is rivaled only by her unparalleled commitment to her team. As a racer, an executive, and an invaluable friend, Renee will be missed by the teammates who have had the privilege of knowing her over the past 4 years.
Skipper of the Year Male: Zac Baum, 1st year of Masters from Queens
Throughout his years at Queen’s, Zac skippered for countless CICSA events. Always thinking, Zac consistently outplayed others at Team Racing Nationals several years in a row. This year, Zac won every event he participated in, with specifically strong performances at Team Racing Nationals and the Can/Am Cup.
Crew of the Year Female: Emma Blackburn, 4th year from McMaster
As the current president of the McMaster Sailing Team, Emma Blackburn as played an influential role in the team’s recent success both on and off the water. During her 4 years as a member of the team she has competed in many CICSA events, and most recently contributed to the teams third place finish in the overall rankings.
Crew of the Year Male: Marc De Verteuil, 2nd year from Queens
Marc is an outstanding and dedicated crew who competed in a several CICSA events for Queen’s University this season. Placing 1st overall at the Can/Am Cup and calling tactics at Team Race Nationals he performed exceptionally in all situations.
Team of the Year: Laurier
Despite being only four years old, the Laurier Sailing Team has managed to achieve considerable success in a short amount of time. In 2016, they placed second at keelboat nationals and qualified for the Student Yachting World Cup. In 2017, they represented Canada at SYWoC 2017. Qualifying for the regatta was a huge accomplishment on its own and the team is very proud of their 6th place finish.
Congratulations to everyone!
In lieu of our annual general meeting, we are pleased to announce the following recipients of the annual CICSA Awards!
Landon Gardner Volunteer Award: Brendan Puddington from RMC
Coach of the Year: Christian Greenfield from Laurier
Skipper of the Year Female: Christina Black from Queens
Skipper of the Year Male: Will Jones from Queens
Crew of the Year Female: Katrina Greenfield from Laurier
Crew of the Year Male: Tristan Chauvin Bosse from McGill
Team of the Year: Queen’s University
Congratulations to everyone!
After a productive and insightful Annual General Meeting, we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 CICSA awards.
New Team of the Year: University of Waterloo Sailing Team
Female Skipper: Renee Torrie of McGill
Male Skipper: Alex Doyle of Laurier
Female Crew: Jess Horne of McGill
Male Crew: Sean Magee-Saxton of Queen’s
Coach of the Year: Marie-Pier Alary for UBC
Landon Garner Volunteer of the Year award: RMC Sailing Team
Congratulations to all!
The following are the winners of the 2014 CICSA Awards:
Landon Gardner Volunteer of the Year Award: Stephanie Steerman
Coach of the Year: Rob Frost
Skipper of the Year (Female): Jeanne Currie
Skipper of the Year (Male): Marcus Swarska
Crew of the Year (Female): Ashley Burns
Crew of the Year (Male): Sean Magee-Saxton
New Team of the Year: Laurier Sailing Team