Local Heroes 2013-14

Nora Livesey - YV WGIS Local Hero Award 2013-14

Congratulations to Nora Livesey on being awarded the inaugral Women & Girls in Sailing Local Hero Award for 2013-14 for her outstanding achievements at Mordialloc Sailing Club in encouraging many other young female sailors to be involved.

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Lisa Barrand (McCrae Yacht Club)

Lisa Barrand joined the McCrae Yacht Club in 2004, and signed up for the adult sail training course on Sunday mornings as a raw beginner and returned the following year as a mentor to other adults who wanted to learn to sail - and she has not stopped since.

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Ken Christensen (Royal Brighton Yacht Club)

Ken Christensen on Audacious

It would be most appropriate to highlight Ken and his efforts on Audacious and other boats for mentoring and fostering ladies sailing!

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Rosie Colahan (Royal Brighton Yacht Club)

From the first time I heard her voice over the phone I was in 'Hero Worship' mode. 

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Betty Dack (Metung Yacht Club)

Betty Dack is a stalwart of the Metung Yacht Club and acts as an inspiration to the other women and girls who sail with the Club.

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Tracey De Poi (Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron)

A close friend who sails keelboats took Tracey and her family on a day sailing two years ago and from that moment on it was clear she was hooked. She promptly signed herself, and her entire family, up for adult sail training. 

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Maureen Dickins (Hobsons Bay Yacht Club)

HBYC's Women on Water Group as you know has been a huge success and they are coming up to their first birthday.  

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Tamara Ford (Parkdale Yacht Club)

We have many members who are committed to their sport of sailing and to the club. Many who will go beyond the call of duty – that is how most clubs work.

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Sarah Floyd (Bendigo Yacht Club)

Sarah started mucking around in boats when she was very small but was 7 when she started learning to sail with her own boat, a Minnow, at Lake Eppalock near Bendigo.

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Cath Gillies

Cath Gillies has been a stalwart of the Bendigo Yacht Club since joining with her family in 1977 some 36 years ago.

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