Agustin Martin s/v Caballito de Mar IX
Port Officer Service Award - 2016
Agustin epitomises what being a Port Officer is about – with a huge welcoming smile, he enthusiastically meets every boat that arrives in Gran Canaria en route to the Caribbean or just cruising the islands. He checks what they need, gives advice to sort out whatever problems they may have, and always has a helping hand to offer. He faithfully posts up photos of his “latest catch” on his facebook pages, Flying Fish proudly on display, raising the awareness of the OCC to all other boats in the area. I doubt there are many boats that have cruised these waters that have not had their photo put up on his facebook walls of fame! He entertains all visiting OCC members: his task is not to run rallies or host dinners or big events, but he makes every single OCC member feel a part of what he calls The Big Family. Agustin is a huge credit and inspiration to the worldwide network of OCC Port Officers.