25-year-old welsh sailor, Dani Rowe has been named as the recipient of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Yachtmaster® of the Year award for her exceptional demonstration of sailing skills during her RYA Yachtmaster certificate of competence exam.
Dani, an Aerosystems Engineer Officer in the Royal Air Force (RAF), was presented with the prestigious trophy by Richard Falk, RYA Director of Training and Qualifications on Wednesday July 14 at RAF Wittering in Peterborough.
On hearing about the award, Dani commented, “I’m absolutely over the moon to have been chosen as RYA Yachtmaster of the Year and still can’t quite believe it. My exam was in tough conditions, so it was great to hear that I had performed so well.”
Richard Falk said, “This is an outstanding achievement and one Dani should be extremely proud of. There were more than 3,000 people who undertook the exam for the RYA Yachtmaster certificate of competence in 2019. The calibre was extremely high but Dani put in the strongest performance, demonstrating all of the skills and attributes we look for in potential RYA Yachtmasters.”
For the full story, see: https://www.rya.org.uk/news/dani-rowe-named-rya-yachtmaster-of-the-year