Mid-ocean rescue rewarded

Gavin Reid, second left, receives the coveted boats.com YJA Yachtsman of the Year trophy. Left to right, Barry Pickthall, YJA chairman; Gavin Reid; Ian Atkins, chairman, boats.com; Ian Walker, MBE, last year's winner. Photo: Sam Kurtul

Gavin Reid, a 27-year old adventurer who took part in last year’s Clipper Round the World Race, has been rewarded for a heroic mid-ocean rescue of a sailor trapped at the top of a mast with the 2016 boats.com Yachting Journalists Association (YJA) Yachtsman of the Year Award.

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