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2001 CRYA RC Sailor of the Year

Richard Stanford

Article from Canadian Radio Yachting Winter 2000 Edition

Photo by Lana Butler

Canadian Radio Sailor of 2001
By Peter Van Rossem

Dick Stanford of Kingston Yacht Club, has been named Canadian Radio Sailor of 2001. As his nominator for the award, I would say that most RC skippers can only be envious of Dick's sailing accomplishments.
Dick Stanford, 2001 Sailor of the year shows his drive to participate in all regattas in three different fleets over the years including 2001. 
Dick has been a dedicated fleet captain for the Kingston IOM and Marblehead fleets for over 6 consecutive years. In 2001, Dick sailed his RC boats from April to December and from Kingston to Croatia. Most RC skippers can only be envious of Dicks sailing accomplishments which include sailing RC Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays each and every week and any weekend regatta there might take place. The impressive list
of regattas Dick participated in, in the 2001 season, are as follows:

  •  Canadian Marblehead Championships, TORONTO 

  •  IOM Worlds, CROATIA 

  • Eastern US IOM Championships , CONNECTICUT IOM CORK Championships , KINGSTON

  • US National IOM Championships, NEW YORK CITY 

  • Canadian IOM Championships, VANCOUVER 

To Dick’s credit, he organized Kingston's Annual Match Racing Event which attracts skippers from as far away as Connecticut. Dick has also skippered Kingston's Rescue boat for the Soling One Meter Fleet, IOM Fleet and Marblehead Fleet for the last six years that he has been fleet captain. This I can attest to can be difficult to operate due to the rough conditions Kingston's South West breeze delivers. As recipient of The 2001 RC "Sailor" of the Year, Dick beats all for commitment, dedication, moral and most of all, time on the sticks.

Congratulations Dick from all of us in the CRYA!





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