Nominations for the “Spirit of Rema” Award 2012 – 2013
Trophy Donated by Ian Stephen
This is a new award starting in 2010. This is to be an annual prize for the skipper who undertakes an exceptional passage in the "Spirit of Rema" or has recently take-up the sport of sailing, or has displayed something which is in keeping with the sensibilities of Edward who over wintered in Stornoway 2010 and who contributed much to the local sailing community around the harbour.
Guide When submitting your nomination and descriptive account, which describes the passage or event, and people being nominated please provide sufficient information to assist the judges make an overall well informed judgment. When the judges receive a nomination, which just says “Jimmy sailed from A to B and deserves to win” does not really flesh out the achievement. Remember the judges are not necessary active in the festival and most probably do not know the individual who is being nominated. Where possible the committee have enlisted judges who do not know who-is-who amongst our sailing community so that they can be as impartial as is possible. So all they have to go on is what you tell them. Tell them what planning when into the passage, what obstacles needed careful pre-planning and what makes the passage so deserving. The passage does not necessarily need to be crossing the Minch in a Force 10 in a bucket, it can be a well executed sail around the harbour, just a long as it shows the individual or group undertaking the passage has achieved something worthy, and in the sprit of Edward, which will include, sailing for pleasure in a safe and courteous manner, to the best of ones ability, displaying skill and innovation, taking note of the forecast and conditions, great seamanship and enjoying being on the water.