Commodore Jerry Rook, accompanied by his wife Pauline, welcomed 80 club members on Saturday evening for the annual dinner and prize giving at the Lyme Regis Golf Club.
Guests included dinghy and cruiser sailors, with a large contingent of youth members.
MC Rear Commodore Alan Cottis took charge of proceedings, speeches and presentations followed the dinner and toasts.
The Commodore spoke of a successful season which saw good turn outs on the water. Jerry thanked all who had made great efforts to support and contribute to their club.
Trophies were announced by Rob Walker, Sailing Secretary Cruising, and Cameron Moss, Sailing Secretary Racing. Youth members attending received their trophies again – Ariana Finn, Simon Law, Jack Young and Natasha Dower. Youngest of the winners was Ed Stubbs who has recently won a place in the SW Optimist race training Squad.
While most trophies were contested competitively, some were awarded by the Commodore or Sailing Secretaries. Awards included the John Lee trophy for making the longest cruise, (this year to Chris Joyner), the Alan Pugh for enjoyment of cruising and the Holman Trophy for race management (to Andy Robinson).
The Clanger went to Fraser Earle and Katie Frost and the Capsize Bucket to Colin Walters and Simon Law, both accompanied by amusing anecdotes.
The coveted Sportsman’s Trophy was awarded to Tony Fastnedge for his consistent contributions of technical expertise and seamanship to the club’s major championship events.
Presentations of flowers were made by Vice Commodore Dave Stubbs to Suzanne James, Fern Cottis, Jo Law and Sally Holman.
Dancing until midnight followed the presentations.
Photo Sally Holman/David Beer
Award winners, including Ed Stubbs and Ariana Finn, front centre, Natasha Dower front second from left, Cameron Moss front fourth from left, Simon Law front third from right, Chris Joyner front right.
Lyme Regis Sailing Club Trophy Winners 2018
Coronation Cup- Andy Robinson
Asymmetric Early Summer Series
Mike Pitt Pint
Late Spring Series
Late Summer Series – Cameron and Darrol Moss
Goodman Trophy- Dave Beer
George Heap Middle Distance
Early Spring Series
Asymmetric Wednesday Evening Series- Dave and Ed Stubbs
Dunn Cup- Fraser Earle
October Series- Graham Cook
Wednesday Twilight Series – Guy Woodhouse
Super Series- Jeff Vander Borght
Early Summer Series
Albacore Super Series
GB Rose Cup
Wednesday Summer Series
Wednesday Spring Series – Jerry Rook and Jake Stow
Commodore’s Pursuit Cup
Easter Egg Cup
National 18 Cup
Saturday Series – Jon Turner and Katie Frost
Asymmetric Late Summer Series – Simon Boyle
Mid-Summer Series – Simon Heusen
Improvers’ Award – Richard and Oliver Gambie
Commodore’s Persistence Award – Stephan Laeger
Capsize Bucket- Colin Walters and Simon Law
Holman Trophy for Race Management – Andy Robinson
Sportsman’s Trophy for service to the club – Tony Fastnedge
Clanger Trophy – Fraser Earl and Katie Frost
Up Anchors Cup and Juby Wiscombe Trophy– Peter Thomas
LRSC Lift-keel Cup and Brian Dale Single Handed Trophy – Rob and Sharyn Walker
Cruiser Series Weds evening Cup – Richard Salt
Cruiser Scraper, Weymouth Cup, John Chase RNLI Trophy – Rob and Margaret Wiscombe
Alan Pugh Trophy for enjoyment – Philip and Ann Gunn
John Lee Trophy for long distance sailing – Chris Joyner and crews