Sailing enthusiast named among Maritime Heroes

Chichester sailing enthusiast Tim Applewhite has been shortlisted in the Old Pulteney Maritime Heroes Awards
Chichester sailing enthusiast Tim Applewhite has been shortlisted in the Old Pulteney Maritime Heroes Awards

CHICHESTER sailing enthusiast Tim Applewhite has been shortlisted in the Old Pulteney Maritime Heroes Awards.

The 65-year-old was nominated by Dell Quay Sailing Club for his outstanding service to the club.

Mr Applewhite is one of 30 national semi-finalists selected from the many deserving entries in three categories, club service, bravery and sailing achievement.

Now in its fourth year, the annual awards competition was initiated by Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky to reward outstanding passion, commitment and achievements in Britain’s maritime communities.

Having started sailing with Dell Quay in 1988, Mr Applewhite has taken on many tasks in the club. He volunteered to undertake the challenge of repairing the club’s damaged jetty, formed a group of ten volunteers and spent the next three months building the balcony from sustainably-sourced hardwood. The club now has a brand new and fully-functioning pontoon and balcony.

To reward his enthusiasm and dedication, Tim has been presented with a certificate and bottle of single malt. He will also go through to the finals in December, where he stands the chance of winning £2,000, a commemorative trophy and a bottle of Old Pulteney 21 Year Old Single Malt, which has been named the world’s best whisky.

Margaret Mary Clarke, senior brand manager, said: “Old Pulteney is delighted to name Tim Applewhite as one of our 30 finalists and we wish him the best of luck for the next stage of the competition.

“The awards scheme is a great way for Old Pulteney to celebrate the many hidden heroes across Britain’s maritime communities and we are looking forward to crowning our series of winners over the coming months.”

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