ECSA Season Championships
Eligible juniors need to sail five events to qualify (RegattaTech scored ECSA events only). Fun regattas, green fleets, team racing, and the Secore 420 Volvo will not count. The winners will be chosen by high point scoring. For example, if a sailor wins a thirty boat event they get 30 points. If they finish twentieth in a 50 boat event, they also get 30 points. The sailors highest five event scores count for their season total score.
Trophies for the top 5 420’s skippers and crew, top three RWB Opti sailors in each class, and the top three girls in the 420 and Opti overall fleets. The awards will be announced and presented at the end of season ECSA Junior Award event.
ECSA Coach of the Year
Each year a coach is recognized for their outstanding performance in the ECSA. The Coach shall be nominated by their students, parents, sailing organization, or ECSA Board. Nominations shall be submitted by email to the ECSA Junior Chairman by the end of the first week of August. The nomination shall provide a paragraph to give details as to how the individual exceeded expectations, either from a single significant event or sustained exemplary performance.
Submissions will be reviewed by ECSA officers for final selection of recipient. The award will be announced and presented at the end of season ECSA Junior Award event.
Paul W Risseeuw Sportsmanship Award
Paul W Risseeuw Sportsmanship Award is an ECSA award given annually if a deserving recipient is nominated and selected. It is to be awarded to a junior sailor that best exemplifies the spirit of sportsmanship in the ECSA. The winning sailor will demonstrate sportsmanship, fair—play, and concern for fellow sailors.
Paul W Risseeuw was the ECSA Junior Chairman from 1992 until 2015. During and previous to that time Paul was continuously involved at the club, local, regional and national levels working to improve junior sailing programs. As an accomplished racer he wanted junior sailors to learn to “sail fast.” But more than that he wanted them to learn to sail fair and develop into good people while having fun. Paul worked tirelessly toward these goals and his efforts were felt and appreciated by all.
The award is open to any ECSA junior sailor who reaches his 13th but not 19th birthday in the calendar year. The sailor shall be nominated by their club, fellow sailors or sailing organization. Nominations shall be submitted in writing by mail or email to the ECSA Junior Chairman by the end of the first week of August. Nominations shall be submitted with a paragraph providing details as to how the individual exhibited sportsmanship, either from a single significant event and/or sustained exemplary performance.
Submissions will be reviewed by the ECSA board of officers for a final recipient and the award will be announced and presented at the end of season ECSA Junior Award Event. There will be a perpetual trophy and a “keeper award.” The perpetual trophy is to be held by the recipient’s club for the ensuing year. The keeper shall be presented to the recipient and is to be an “item of use. “