Sailing: YOG gold medallist Bernie Chin named Sailor of the Year

SINGAPORE - Youth Olympic Games gold medallist Bernie Chin was awarded with the Sailor of the Year honours at the Singapore Sailing Federation Annual Awards at the Swissotel Merchant Court last night.

The 15-year-old received the award from Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, the guest-of-honour of the award ceremony.

Other major winners include: Finian Lee (Most Improved Sailor of the Year), Jodie Lai (Rookie of the Year), Jackson Ho (Coach of the Year) and Team Red Dot comprising Maximilian Soh, Christopher Lim, Russell Kan, Justin Wong, Andrew Paul Chan (Team of the Year).

There was more good news for Bernie, as he was named as part of the Singapore sailing squad for June's SEA Games.

SEA Games sailing squad - Men's events: Loh Jia Yi, Matthew Scott Lau (420), Colin Cheng (Laser Standard), Darren Choy, Jeremiah Yeo (470), Leonard Ong (RS:X), Bernie Chin (Laser Radial U-19), Daniel Ian Toh (Optimist).

Women's events: Elisa Yukie Yokoyama, Samantha Neubronner (420), Victoria Chan (Laser Radial), Savannah Siew, Amanda Ng (470), Audrey Yong (RS:X), Griselda Khng, Sara Tan (49erFX), Samantha Yom (Laser Radial U-19), Jodie Lai (Optimist)

Team events: Colin Cheng, Scott Glenn Sydney, Ryan Lo (Men's Laser Standard), Victoria Chan, Elizabeth Yin, Jessica Goh (Women's Laser Radial), Anthony Kiong, Stanley Chan, Colin Ng, Roy Tay (Men's Keelboat), Jovina Choo, Daniella Ng, Dawn Liu, Terena Ng, Chrislin Lee (Women's Keelboat), Daniel Ian Toh, Jodie Lai, Muhammad Daniel Kei, Koh Yi Nian, James Koh (Optimist)