BTB News


After a successful, socially-distant sailing program in 2020, we plan to be back to our regular sailing instruction programming for our 25th Anniversary Season in 2021! 

Check back in late spring for more details and join our mailing list (see bottom of page) to stay in touch over the winter months. 


Each summer, the BTB instructors select one person as the “Sailor of the Summer.” The award recognises a sailor whose dedication, growth in confidence, and improvement in sailing skills set them apart. The winner’s name is engraved on the Indian Head Bowl, the gift of Nigel and Judy MacEwan, and the winner retains the bowl until the end of the following season.

Throughout each season, the Dudley Awards are presented to individuals who have distinguished themselves in some fashion. The awards recognise both the serious accomplishments of individual sailors, and some of the more frivolous.

2020 Dudley Awards

Prizes are awarded to individuals who have distinguished themselves in some fashion.

Trailer Gurus
Ken Smith and Travis Stearns

The Most Determined “Iron’s Clad Sailor”
Nathaniel Reinholt

0 to 420 in four weeks!
Jaycob Zollman

Being an Even Keeled Solo Master
Paula Mirk

The Best Single-Handed Sailor in the Single-Handed Boats
Toby Conover

Sewing Exordinar!
Vicki Conover

NEWSLETTER: Plain Sailing

Keep up to date on the news from Big Tree Boating. Download and read the most recent newsletters. 


2020     Harper Conover
2019     Ginger Anderson-Willis
2018     Debbie Techentin
2017     Hendrix Lovett
2016     Sophie Lau
2015     Rylee Sienkiewicz
2014     Emily Lau
2013     Ryan Murphy
2012     EvaMarie Olson
2011     Annika Rogers
2010    Haven Berg
2009    Sierra Roy
2008    Charlie Cilley
2007    Michelle R. Reidy
2006    Jack Hauprich
2005    Catherine Paul
2004    Emilie McNeil
2003    Esthena Barlow
2002    Silas Babbidge
2001    Emily Thomas
2000   Debbie Techentin
1999    Diana Roberts
1998    Stephen Bradley
1997    Natalie Oldham

2019 Awards

Sailor of the Summer
Ginger Anderson-Willis

Most Versatile Sailor
Tobey Conover

Favorite Sailing Couple
Jamie & Catherine Paul

The Triple Threat
Jack Kayser

World Class Navigator
Mickayla Kayser

Willing to Try Everything with Panache
Eoin Kehoe


The Fab-est Rab in All Types of Sailing and Attitude
Robert Conover

Dinghy Disasters
Sammy Conover

Showing Bravery and Exhausting the First-Aid Kit
Skye Lindelof

Kicking Transom TYC v BTB
Caroline Siekman

Finishing Second on His First Day as Skipper
Harper Conover