Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Bone and Locas Win Nathan R. Cowan Memorial Award for Developing Sailors

Snipped from CYA post on Awards night. Locas and Bone sail out of BYC.

Friends and family of Nathan Cowan donated this award to the CYA in 2002 to honour the memory of Nathan Cowan, a Canadian Sailing Team member, who died tragically in a car accident on February 16, 2002. In 2002, after years of determination and persistence, Nathan finally achieved his goal of making the National Team. Nathan’s friends and family have designed the criteria of this award in order to support athletes like Nathan, and help them through these years of hard work.

The 2007 recipients of the Nathan R. Cowan Memorial award are Oliver Bone, of Halifax, NS and Stéphane Locas, of Montréal, Québec.

Stéphane Locas and Oliver Bone have become the #1 men's 470 sailing team in Canada. Their quest for the Olympic gold is one of hard work, dedication and an unswerving sense of ambition. Stéphane & Oliver started sailing together in 2003 and have focused hard on training and competitions, leading to a strong finish at the 2007 470 World Championships in 29th. Their finish at the Worlds qualified their class and themselves for the 2008 Olympic competition in Qingdao, China.