Award for deaf sailor in ocean rescue

Published 1301 GMT (2101 HKT) January 17, 2017
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Gavin Reid is all smiles after being named Yachtsman of the Year by the Yachting Journalists' Association, despite being profoundly deaf. Clipper Ventures
Reid beat a host of much more experienced and established sailors, including Olympic champion Giles Scott. Clipper Ventures
He had previously been honored by the Clipper Race after a dramatic mid-ocean rescue in which he battled for two hours to free a stricken crew member. Simon Cooper/PA Wire/PA Wire/Press Association Images
The 28-year-old has not been put off the high seas and now plans further sailing ventures. onEdition