Beth Leonard s/v Hawk

Vasey Vase - 2009

This is not the first time that Beth Leonard has won this award, and her account exploring the harbours of South Georgia aboard the 47ft Hawk made her a very worthy winner. She describes in great detail the wonderful scenery and also meeting up with the researchers from British Antarctic Survey who were busy tagging seals with individual GPS devices.

Beth asked Dale Bruce if she would kindly receive the award on her behalf. Dale produced a photo of Beth and Evans and read out Beth’s letter of apology for being unable to attend and also her grateful thanks to the OCC for this award.