Nick Craig has been crowned YJA Pantaenius Yachtsman of the Year by motivational speaker Geoff Holt MBE, the 2011 winner.
Nick won the highly competitive OK World Championship in 2011 and became the only person ever to hold the World, UK National and Inland championship titles. He also won the RS400 National championship. To conclude an outstanding year, Nick secured an overall win of the Endeavour Championship for the 5th time.
The other Yachtsman of the Year finalists were Ben Ainslie CBE and Dee Caffari MBE.
Ben is a three-time Olympic Gold medalist, and in 2011 he achieved spectacular results including winning the 2011 Weymouth Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta and the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta (Olympic test event). He is once again a member of Team GB for the 2012 London Olympics.
Dee Caffari MBE entered the record books in 2011 as the only woman to have circumnavigated the globe, non stop, three times.
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