On Saturday, 16 November, 2013, the Club’s Annual Prize Giving took place in the club house. Attended by over 50 members and visitors, there was a wide array of Trophies to be presented to the successful individuals in the clubs activities.
A fine crop of trophies
The prize winners were announced by the Sailing Secretary, Graham Mitchell, extracted from the table by the Cup Bearer, George Brown, and presented by the Commodore, Mark Primrose. (Whilst Fiona Brown made sure that the recipients signed for their silverware)
As is usually the case, there were some boats and skippers who walked away with more than one prize, including the Browns, who competed with two boats this year. John Spencely, in his Prizegiving Tartan Trews, also managed to take two trophies this year.
The Orkney Race this year was won by Sulumar from Fisherrow Yacht Club with a very fast corrected time 30.47.27. Dennis Walton of FYC was present to collect his trophy.
Although most of the trophies were for racing, there were prizes for the log competition, the Commodore McQueen Cup, and for photographs in two categories.
The winner of the log competition was Jeanette Hardy, with the tale of her trip from Liverpool to Norway.
The photographs, as always, created a lot of interested and again this year produced some fine photographs.
Council Member Adrian Shield (House Convenor) selected the winning photos and runners up (which are pictured below). The winning photos will also be displayed in the Club’s photo gallery for the next year.
The prizes were for the Bells Shield for the best artistic photograph, won by Ken Dougall, and the Maja Trophy for best photograph of a dramatic, nautical or humerous subject, won by Tom Wilson.
The full list of prizewinners will be published here shortly.
Both before and after the event the bar, manned by club volunteers, was very busy and a fine buffet was appreciated by all.
The winners and runners up in the photo competition are shown below (Note that each entrant can submit two photos and the judge does not know who took which photo):
The Bells Shield, for the most artistic photos:
Winner: Ken Dougall (Believe it or not, this was photographed in August 2013.)
Runners Up: Ken Dougall and Robyn Dougall
The Maja Trophy, this year for the most humerous photos.
Winner: Tom Wilson – It’s the caption that does it
Runner’s up: Tom Wilson and Robyn Dougall
And Finally, although overlook slightly on the evening, but to be Commended is this one by Chris Howden: