Tall Ships Medal for New Zealander Presented in Denmark
New Zealander Nigel Wright was presented with the Janka Bielak Medal for sailing training at the Annual International Sail Training & Tall Ships Conference last month in Aalborg, Denmark.
The Janka Bielak Medal is awarded to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to international understanding and friendship through sail training.
Race director of Sailing Training International Paul Bishop said: “Nigel did a great job in the first International Tall Ship [Festival] in the southern hemisphere [in October]. He and his crew led the international fleet from the Bay of Islands to Auckland via Great Barrier Island setting up an informal, but excellent crew programme. It was a team effort but behind every excellent team is an excellent leader.”