RFYC Prize Giving 2014

On Saturday 15 November, over 50 members of the club gathered for the annual prize giving.

There was a fine array of silverware on display and these were presented in a very happy atmosphere by the Commodore.  MC for the evening was the Sailing Secretary, Graham Mitchell who enlivened the announcement of the prize winners with little anecdotes from time to time.  Selecting the appropriate prize from the glittering array was the Cup Bearer, George Brown.  George did assure us that he didn’t polish all the cups himself and that most of it  had been done by Fiona.  Next year we shall insist that the cup holders return the cups polished (but not too vigorously).

Photos by Liz Tulloch (C)

The prize winnersAs usual the photo competition attracted a large number of very good entrants and it was judged by Liz Tulloch.  It was won by Charles Morton and Tom Wilson.  Their photos will be on display on the web site in due course and will also feature in next year’s handbook.

Winners of the photo competition, Charles Morton & Tom Wilson with Liz Tulloch

Winners of the photo competition, Charles Morton & Tom Wilson with Liz Tulloch

It was good to see John Spencely taking away a few prizes this year, including the West Cup.

John Spencely with the largest of his trophies flanked by the Browns

John Spencely with the largest of his trophies flanked by the Browns

John’s wife, Lyn also received the prize for the greatest contribution to the club from a new member.  She won it for her work with the planters on the patio, which she supplied, planted and updated herself.

A selection of other winners:

Anthony Tait with one of his trophies

Anthony Tait with one of his trophies

Winner of the Robin Cup

Winner of the Robin Cup

David Northridge & son

David Northridge & son



It was also good to see the youngsters taking away prizes, including Robyn Dougall and also Kate Angier who won Cadet of the year.  Photo by Ken Dougall.

Cadet WinnersAt the end of the prize giving (with all the trophies signed for) there was live music from Ian Lindsay and his trio (including Peter Hall on the chanter) and a light buffet.  There was also a grand clearance sale of club clothing and good business at the bar.  There was also a chance for members to look at the sailing statistics for the year and make suggestions for sailing next year.

All in all it was a very sociable evening.

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