As part of the Classic Boat Awards, the GYC has once again joined forces with the magazine for the Third Centenarian of the Year Trophy. The winner was announced at the awards ceremony in London, after having been selected by an international jury of experts.
Gstaad Yacht Club Centenarian of the Year 2019 – Carlotta
The 2019 Classic Boat Awards winners, in association with Classic Marine, have been revealed in a glitzy ceremony at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, London.
Celebrity guests included Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and renowned folk singer Jim Radford, who sang for the 170 guests, among them major figures from the global marine industry. Those present travelled from across Europe, the Caribbean, the USA and Canada.
Yachting historian and GL Watson scholar, Martin Black was guest speaker and Chelsea Magazines group editor Rob Peake presented the evening. RTYC Vice Commodore George Ehlers was present, as well as Gstaad Yacht Club Commodore Manrico Iachia, who presented the Centenarian of the Year trophy.
The GYC Centenarian of the Year went to Carlotta, a protection cutter built in 1899, recently restored in Canada and the UK and assimilated into the thriving pilot cutter fleet.
The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who is best known for becoming the first person to sail around the world non-stop and solo, south of the three great capes, from 1968-9.
The winners of the 2019 Classic Boat Awards