Martin Hill RSYS Yachtsman of the Year

Congratulations Martin on being named RSYS Yachtsman of the Year at Friday night's prize giving event.

The Idris Cup is awarded to a Squadron Member who has achieved outstanding results at local, national or international sailing events. The recipient must also demonstrate the art of good seamanship and a sportsmanlike conduct.

Martin joined the Sydney Etchells Fleet four years ago, before which he had been a world class campaigner in the Farr 40 class. In November he won the Etchells World Championship in Brisbane ahead of a 90 plus boat field that included seven past Etchells world champions, numerous champions from other classes and several Olympians. He commissioned a new boat, assembled an outstanding team and after strong regatta performances leading in to the event, sailed with unmatched consistency. 

Presenting the trophy, RSYS Captain Karyn Gojnich said, 'The Etchells Class remains the pinnacle for one design keelboat sailing in Australia and a leading class on the global stage. Martin's win underlines the strength of his planning, determination and skills to achieve the highest accolade. In addition he demonstrates great humility and generosity as participant in the Class.'


Photo by Darcie Collington Photography

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