THE tireless efforts of two of Lake Keepit Sailing Club’s most dedicated members have been honoured by NSW Yachting and Australian Sailing.
Club members Lyn and Ian Pine were honoured with club volunteer official of the year, at a ceremony in Manly last month.
The pair were recognised for their efforts in promoting the sport within in the region.
Mr Pine said it was very humbling to receive the award.
“We were one of four nominees for the award and much to our surprise we were lucky enough to win it,” Mr Pine said.
“We see it as recognition for the work that particularly Lyn has done as treasurer, administrator and secretary of the club over quite a number of years.”
The Lake Keepit Sailing Club commodore said the award was a reflection of the club’s good work over the last year.
“In the last year we have become a certified discover sailing centre which required a lot of work,” Mr Pine said.
“I think the fact this year’s Keepit Cool Regatta, over the June long-weekend, had 69 boats on the water and was one of the biggest amateur run regattas in this part of the world got us over the line with the award.”
Mrs Pine said while the club was proud of the achievement, it would continue to strive to be one of the best sailing clubs in the state.
“I suppose our biggest thing on the horizon is regularly allowing people the opportunity to learn to sail,” Mrs Pine said.
“In fact, over the October holidays we will be running school holiday camps for any kids or families who want to give sailing a go, so if anyone is interested please get in touch.”