Alistair Murray was recognised for his contributions to the sailing industry at the US Sailboat Show.
Alistair Murray, managing director of Australian deck hardware firm Ronstan, received the first annual Sailing Industry Distinguished Service Award at the 45th United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland last week.
The award is intended to honour a recipient who has distinguished him or herself through continued and unselfish service to the overall advancement of the sailing industry.
Murray was recognised for his many contributions to the sailing industry and his ability to blend the sport of sailing with business.
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Murray has worked for Ronstan since 1976 and has served on the board of Sail America and founded the International Sailing Summit. Over the years he has received many honours, including the Centenary Medal, Australian Export Hero, 1999 and 2002 Marine Industry Achiever, and the Governor of Victoria Export Award.
For many years he has been a competitor and event sponsor of the Tasar Championships.
Alistair moved to America twice throughout his 40-year career with Ronstan, once in 1980 and again in 1992. The award came with a custom engraved Anniversary Barometer provided by Weems & Plath.