The Flying Scot class is well known for being a close group of sailors, really good sports who step up to help each other when needed. At the Midwinters each year, we like to acknowledge an individual who demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship at the event. This prestigious award is in honor of Allen M. Douglas, a long-standing member of the Flying Scot class who gave a great deal to the class. This year’s winner received the award for giving up a day of racing so her husband Dave could crew for another skipper whose crew had become ill and was unable to sail that day. While she minimizes this by saying she was able to have a great run, sit in the sun, have some great soup and just relax and enjoy the day, we all think this was a great gesture and she deserves this award. She is truly a generous person who always makes herself available to help whenever anyone needs anything – you don’t even need to ask. Congratulations to Florida District's Kim Thinel from Davis Island Yacht Club for being the 2014 recipient of this award.