We are delighted to announce the launch of the 3rd Old Pulteney Maritime Heroes Award.
The awards, which have received great acclaim since their 2012 inception, invite UK Sailing clubs to nominate inspiring individuals to uncover the nation’s star sailors. The annual awards scheme is specifically tailored to recognise and reward the outstanding passion, commitment and achievements within British maritime communities at both a local and national level. To launch the third year of awards, we want to hear about any inspirational, outstanding or unsung heroes from the UK’s sailing communities.
To launch The Maritime Hero Awards, we have been corresponding with Sailing Club Secretaries and encouraging them to nominate up to three club members who they feel have excelled, and deserve recognition within the following three award categories:
• Club Service – for a member who has worked endlessly to contribute to their club.
• Bravery – for demonstrating a remarkable level of bravery, or perhaps by supporting another club member in need.
• Sailing Achievement – for a member who has achieved sailing greatness at local, national or international levels.
In August of this year thirty nominees will be announced as contenders in the semi-finals by a maritime judging panel. For this achievement they will each be awarded with a bottle of Old Pulteney 12 year old and a certificate. The judging panel will consist of Alistair Vallance, editor of Scottish sailing magazine, Yachting Life and a panel of Old Pulteney brand representatives.
In October, three finalists will each win a £1,000 cash prize for their Sailing Club, a bottle of Old Pulteney 17 Year Old and a commemorative trophy.
In November an Old Pulteney Maritime Hero will be selected from the three finalists and announced to media. They will be presented with an additional £1,000 personal cash prize, a winner’s trophy and a much sought after bottle of Old Pulteney 21 Year Old, which was crowned ‘World’s Best Whisky’ in Jim Murray’s prestigious 2012 Whisky Bible.