CalMac congratulates those shortlisted for RYA Scotland's awards in Glasgow
The operator of the UK's largest ferry network, headquartered in Inverclyde at Gourock, has long invested in talented youth, including its own cadets scheme, and was proud to put its name to three awards recognising some of the country's current and rising stars.
Sponsoring the Class Academy Sailor of the Year, Youth Sailor of the Year and Performance of the Year, the shortlisted sailors range from Olympic silver medallist Luke Patience to young Calum Rosie - shortlisted in two of the three categories - who took the National Topper fleets by storm in 2014.
"Caledonian MacBrayne recognises that nurturing our young people is key to future success," said Commercial Director Cathy Craig. "The standard of the field across these awards is very high and we congratulate all those who have made it to the shortlist and wish them all the best for the awards ceremony.
"At CalMac we take great pride in our own cadet scheme, launching young people in their careers, and we are similarly pleased to be able to throw our backing behind these awards recognising some of Scotland's and, indeed, the UK's top young sailors."
Caledonian MacBrayne last year proudly supported the RYA Scotland Flotilla at the Commonwealth Games, with its ship MV Lochinvar leading 250 vessels up the Clyde to the Glasgow Science Centre.
The gala evening for the presentation will take place on January 31 at Glasgow Science Centre. For further information and to view the full list of nominees please visitwww.ryascotland.org.uk
For further information about Caledonian MacBrayne, please visit www.calmac.co.uk
Fiona Holland, PR Manager, Caledonian MacBrayne
Notes to editors:
1) Further information about CalMac is available at www.calmac.co.uk
2) Caledonian MacBrayne and CalMac are trading names of CalMac Ferries Ltd (CFL). These names are used under licence from Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL). The lion rampant device is used by CFL with the permission of CMAL
3) The full shortlist for the CalMac sponsored awards are:
RYA Scotland Class Academy Sailor of the Year award sponsored by Caledonian MacBrayne: Fiona Mackay and Heather Sword; Hannah Scott; Calum Bell
RYA Scotland Youth Sailor of the Year award sponsored by Caledonian MacBrayne: Calum Rosie; Andrew Brown; Jamie Calder
RYA Scotland Performance of the Year award sponsored by Caledonian MacBrayne: Luke Patience; Calum Rosie; Lorenzo Chiavarini