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Dear BODA sailors,
Many of you are familiar with the annual Dick Kempe Sailor of the Year award. For those sailors new to BODA, Mrs. Neil Kempe presents this honor in memory of her late husband Dick Kempe who believed in encouraging and developing youth sailing in Bermuda. Mr. Kempe is remembered throughout the international sailing community for his contributions in the sport as a competitor, an international judge and as a Commodore at RBYC. He is remembered as a fierce, yet fair opponent who was driven by the passion of the sport. This talented sailor is remembered as having a great sense of humor and was a great representative of Bermuda abroad.
With the generosity of Mrs. 'Neil' Kempe, in memory of her husband Dick Kempe, BODA has a beautiful cedar trophy and a 'keeper' that gets awarded each year to the 'Sailor of the Year' in BODA. Mrs. Kempe would like the sailors only to vote and would like them to keep the following attributes in mind when making their 2016/2017 selection. (consider performance both on and off the water) :
In the spirit of the award and in recognition of your peers, we ask that sailors not vote for themselves.
If you have a good story or reasoning behind the nomination then please enter it here.