Nominations Open For Sailing Industry Distinguished Service Award

Industry Distinguished Service Award (IDSA) is being accepted. The award was created by the Annapolis Boat Shows (ABS) in the year 2014; this is the award to recognize the members of the sailing industry for their high standards of service, excellence and commitment. Annapolis Boat Shows each year the honors someone who has done something extraordinary through their continued and unselfish service for the advancement overall in the sailing industry.

This is the fourth annual 2017 Annapolis Boat Shows’ Sailing Industry Distinguished Service Award and this year it does not go to not want to just one person but this time there were two winners of this award. The winners were Peter Harken and Olaf, the founders of Harken, Inc. This is an international manufacturer specializing in sailing hardware performance, joined an impressive group of recipients: John Arndt, Alastair Murray and Margaret Podlich. All of them have made a huge contribution to sailing industry, both on and off the water.

After giving the honor and the award, Paul Jacobs, president of the Annapolis Boat Shows said, “I am very much impressed with our five awards, and this reason being the award represents the brightest and the best in our industry. Both of the awards the Sailing Industry Distinguished Service Award as well as the Best in Show Exhibitor Awards is exclusive and it encourages creativity, excellence and professionalism. By supporting this effort, we are very proud”.

The award takers are nominated by their peers and once the authority receives the nomination, the final selection is made by a panel of judges; they are also representative of the industry and are familiar with everything going around.

This award is great for those who are in the industry and have given all their efforts and time to it.