Peterborough Power and Sail Squadron

Rob Roy Award

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The Rob Roy Award is awarded periodically in memory of our former Assistant Training Officer, Rob Roy, to the Boating Class student who is judged by the Instructors and Proctors to exhibit enthusiasm for boating education and the principles of safe boating and who will benefit from, and pass on to others, a continuing interest in boating education excellence. Catherine Roy presented the award from its inception in 2002 through to 2007.

2011 Winner Janice Burrows

Janice Burrows

2010 Winner Gina Leee

Gina Lee

2009 Winner Beverley Paige

Beverley Paige

2008 Winner Rick Teather

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2007 Winner Doug Collison

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2006 Winner Mary Gorsline

Mary Gorsline

2005 Winner Dave Clark

Dave Clark

2004 Winner Susan Mellow (right)

Susan Mellow

2003 Winner Peter Baker

Peter Baker

2002 Winner Ken Andrus

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Rob Roy 1923-2001

Rob Roy loved to sail. He began sailing in his teens and joined the Navy as a telegrapher during the Second World War. After returning from the war, Rob once again began to sail on Clear Lake and elsewhere in the Kawarthas. Rob's occupation was as a photographer with the Roy Studio, a business started in Peterborough by his grandfather. In later years, Georgian Bay called to Rob and never let him go.

At this time he discovered Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons and took the Boating Course in 1976. He became a member that year and in 1977 took the Seamanship Sail Course. He progressed through the Peterborough Power and Sail Squadron as first a proctor, then an instructor and finally served as Assistant Training Officer.

Rob's wonderful sense of humour made his courses very enjoyable. Rob started the question and answers sessions to prepare students for the Boating exam, something the Squadron continues to do in its training classes today. His personal goal was that of what he learned through CPS-ECP for safe boating.

Past Commander Jack Scott and Past District Training Officer Doug Cook had the pleasure of a week's sail with Rob and were amused by Rob's one strict rule, "No drinking of alcoholic beverages until the Expeditis is well anchored."

The Roy Award is given in memory of Rob and in appreciation for all he gave to the Peterborough Power and Sail Squadron

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