Do you know an enthusiastic young windsurfer who deserves to be recognised? If so, why not nominate them for the Robert Cartwright memorial trophy.
This trophy is awarded each autumn at the Youth & Masters Championships in Weymouth, in memory of Rob Cartwright, a young windsurfer who endeavoured to have fun on the water whilst demonstrating huge passion and commitment to the sport.
Nominations are invited from sailors, parents, and volunteers and particularly encouraged by coaches and T15 competition organisers, for sailors who, in their opinion, have demonstrated throughout the season, the core values that the trophy represents; fun, passionate for the sport, enthusiasm and commitment.
Sarah Cartwright, Robert's older sister who created the award said: “Each year it is a great honour to present the trophy to an inspiring young windsurfer. The award would not be possible without nominations so we ask that you take a look at the young windsurfers of today, within your squads, teams, competitions and clubs to identify and nominate the youngster(s) who you feel best personify the values of the trophy and what windsurfing meant to Robert.”
Past winners of the Rob Cartwright Trophy include Richard Hamilton, Paul Sibley, Beth Williamson, Finlay Forster-Davies, Izzy Hamilton, Lindsay Smith, Matt Brown, Adam Purcell, Max Bushell and Emily Hall.
The trophy will be awarded at the RYA/ UKWA Youth & Masters Championships (6-7 October) in Weymouth where the person you are nominating must be in attendance. Spread the word throughout the windsurfing community and ‘Like’ the Facebook page where you can share information about the trophy, read about the previous winners, learn about Rob Cartwright, and check-out the photos.
For more information about the award and to make a nomination please click here.
Photo: credit Mike Millard.
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