Ian Nicolson

OCC Lifetime Award - 2022

Ian Nicolson, who turned 94 in August 2022, is a highly-respected yacht designer and the UK’s most experienced surveyor. He continues to race his Maxi 1000 St Bridget regularly, interspersed with singlehanded and family cruises on the west coast of Scotland. He has also written 27 books with several more in the works, some 20 of which are still in print, not to mention having submitted numerous articles to OCC's flagship publication Flying Fish over the years. He has also found time to be our Port Officer for the Clyde ever since the network was created in September 1959.