A SAILOR has been honoured as a maritime hero for his service with a club.

Mike Jury, 70, was nominated by Weymouth Sailing Club for the Old Pulteney Maritime Heroes Awards, and is one of thirty semi-finalists selected from entries sent in from across the UK.
Mr Jury was nominated for his outstanding service to the club.

Nominated in the club service category, he has served Weymouth Sailing Club with two consecutive terms as Rear Commodore Yard and Moorings over the last 10 years. The nomination said that Mr Jury has worked tirelessly representing the club, and without him it would not be as successful as it is today.

The annual awards competition is now in its fifth year, after being founded by Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky to reward the outstanding passion, commitment and achievements demonstrated within Britain’s maritime communities, at both a local and national level. UK sailing clubs were invited to nominate any members they felt deserved recognition within one of the following three categories: Club Service, Bravery or Sailing Achievement. 

To reward his enthusiasm and dedication, Old Pulteney has presented Mr Jury with a Maritime Heroes Awards certificate and a bottle of its award-winning 12 Year Old Single Malt. Mr Jury will now be one of the thirty shortlisted sailing stars going through to the competition finals later this month. If successful he will win £2,000, a commemorative trophy and a bottle of Old Pulteney 21 Year Old, which was voted ‘World Whisky of the Year’ in 2012. 

Margaret Mary Clarke, Senior Brand Manager of Old Pulteney said: “Old Pulteney is very proud to name Mike Jury as one of our 2016 Maritime Heroes finalists and we wish him the very best of luck for the next stage of the competition. This year’s awards have uncovered some truly outstanding stories of club service, sailing achievement and incredible bravery and it has been a tough field to judge. Our thirty finalists are all very deserving of their place on the shortlist and it is a great honour for Old Pulteney to be able to share their inspiring stories and celebrate the achievements of some of the UK’s unsung sailing heroes from coastal communities all over the country.”