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Old Pulteney Maritime Heroes Award USA

- Nominate An Unsung Hero In The Sailing Community -

US Sailing

Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky and US Sailing are accepting nominations for the 2014 Old Pulteney Maritime Heroes Award. This award recognizes the men and women who are making significant contributions to educate, volunteer, advocate or simply encourage participation in sailing within their community-or beyond.

Do you know anyone whose humanitarian efforts in the maritime community deserve recognition?

We want to hear the inspirational stories of these outstanding men and women. Nominate someone today!

John's training program for the physically disabled in our community has been so inspirational. Men and women who could not walk began feeling empowered again with their new-found ability to sail. His dedication has made such an impact.

This year will be the fourth annual sailing for charity event in our town. Michael started this yearly tradition when he decided he wanted to use his strong passion for sailing to help those in need. The money raised from the event goes towards the charities of the winner's choice. Thanks to Michael, many charitable organizations have benefited greatly.

Previous Winners:

2013 Winner Rorke Miller
Rorke Miller - 2013 winner

2012 Winner Donald Backe
Donald Backe - 2012 winner

How to Nominate:

Nominations are being accepted from October 13, 2014 through October 31, 2014. The finalists will be selected by Old Pulteney and US Sailing and announced shortly afterwards. Finalists will be notified by telephone and/or email using the information provided in the nomination form. Please review the Terms & Conditions before nominating.


The public will then have the opportunity to vote for the Old Pulteney Maritime Hero. Public voting for finalists will be from November 17, 2014 through December 12, 2014. The winner will be notified by telephone and/or email by December 19, 2014. The winner and a guest will be flown to an award ceremony in January, taking place at the 2015 National Sailing Programs Symposium in New Orleans, LA, where his/her contribution will be honored.

Our Maritime Heritage

Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Old Pulteney was founded in 1826 and is crafted at the Pulteney Distillery in Wick, Scotland. The distillery is located in the Northern Region of Scotland, by Wick's historic harbor, which was known for the barrels of silver (herring) and gold (whisky) which left the port in vast numbers during the 1800's, at a time when road links to the town were not established. To this day, Old Pulteney matures its fine whisky in hand-selected oak casks, slowly capturing the unique character of this stunning landscape with its long seafaring history. The brand has a long-standing association with the sea and is known as the Genuine Maritime Malt. Through its partnership with US Sailing, Old Pulteney has the opportunity to share its rich heritage and fine expressions with the adult sailing community in the United States.

About US Sailing
The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and growth for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US Sailing is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US Sailing offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. For more information, please visit