Wednesday, 04 November 2020 09:10

Abush Butler - RNSYS Shooting Star Award Winner

In 2020, Abush has demonstrated exceptional sportsman skills on and off the water. He is a highly valued and appreciated team player among his peers, and a great ambassador of the sport and Nova Scotia sailing.

Abush participated in the RNSYS Learn To Sail C420 Program, where he incorporated a good foundation for double handed sailing. His interest for the sport kept his sailing going into the Fall season, where he participated at the Kennedy Cup finishing in 4th place in the C420 class. His coachability, work ethic and dedication to improve himself was noticed by the coaches so he was invited to participate at the Atlantic YOTS, providing the opportunity to initiate him in the i420 (Youth Worlds class, faster and more technical than C420) and receive some coaching from high performance coaches. YOTS coaches like Olympians Oliver Bone and Jacob Saunders were very impressed by Abush’s ability to welcome technical coaching and his coachability.

Abush’s improvements were noticeable at the Fall Dinghy Regatta where he took the overall win in the i420 fleet. Agustin Ferrario the Head Coach at RNSYS is looking forward to what Abush’s future sailing will bring for him.