Awards 2013

Racing Awards

PH = personal handicap series

Competition

Trophy

Winner

Runner Up

Spring Series – PH

Mersey Cup

Jeremy Cooper

Joe Sargent

Spring Series

RAF Shield

Dave Turtle

Joe Sargent

Summer Series – PH

Capenhurst Cup

Kieran Lewis

Dave Turtle

Summer Series

Presidents Cup

Dave Turtle

Ron King

Autumn Series – PH

Dee Shield

Andrew Jones

Mark Heaton

Autumn Series

Shell Shield

Dave Turtle

Ron King

Twilight Series – PH

Shotwick Cup

Andrew Jones

Ian Postings

Twilight Series

Commodores Salver

Ron King

Ian Postings

Spring Regatta

Centenary Shield

Dave Turtle

Ron King

Autumn Regatta

George Forster Memorial Plaque

Dave Turtle

Ron King

Club champion

Brian Farrer Memorial

Ron King

Dave Turtle

Best club boat at Scorpion Open

Luff Trophy

Richard Jones & John Purdie

Best club boat at Single-hander Open

One Up Cup

Dave Clark

Other Awards

Award

Winner

Best Junior – Junior Shield

Kieran Lewis

This is awarded to a junior member who, in the opinion of the committee, has shown great skill in sailing and commitment to the club in general. He started sailing about four years ago although he had been a regular visitor before this. He took full advantage of the junior sailing courses on offer at the club. He has continued to develop with a lot of support grandad. As well as a regular competitor in club racing he has developed the skill and confidence to be taking part in open meetings this year at Brennig, Bala & Pwlleli. In addition to sailing skills his pleasant and cheerful personality has endeared him to other club members and he continues to show an eagerness to be helpful in many other ways such as work parties and helping others to recover dinghies on race days. He is interested in everything going on, keen to be involved and always has a big smile on his face.

Best Newcomer – Catherine Jelfs Plate

Simon & July Dolman

Awarded annually to the most promising newcomer or novice goes this year to two people who joined the club this season. Having had no real experience of sailing they completed the RYA Level 1&2 course with great determination and immediately started to show an interest in club activities. Almost immediately they purchased a quite challenging dinghy and are now beginning to race.

Traveller Series – Travellers Trophy

Scorpion Fleet

Awarded to a club member who furthers and publicises the name of the club by taking part in numerous opens and nationals through the year.

Windsurfer of the Year – Carver Plate

Zed Spencer-Milnes

Awarded annually for services to windsurfing. This year we again had an obvious winner in a young person who was Winner of the youth Techno class National championships and 25th overall and highest placed British competitor at the youth Techno class World Championships in Poland.

Club Person of the Year

Chris Harris

This is awarded each year to a person who we believe has made an outstanding contribution to the club in ways not necessarily racing prowess. This year’s winner has been a member for about 4 years and is seen regularly at the club at all the different activities going on. In addition to attending work parties this person has helped at open days, has shown a caring attitude to Shotwick Lake Sailing in highlighting local issues which may impact on  the club. With regards sailing, he seems to be ever present, recently started crewing in races and has enjoyed sailing very regularly on midweek afternoons where he has become an unofficial organizer, encouraging and cajoling others to enjoy leisure sailing and helping to ensure they are informed when people will be sailing. He has proved that sailing can be enjoyed on a budget with his various do-it-yourself bits of kit and has certainly been a friend to many.

Outstanding Achievement Award

Tom Williams

A one off award, in recognition of his performance in becoming the GB representative in the Laser Radial (boys) class at the  ISAF Youth Worlds in Cyprus, finishing 31st overall whilst stating Shotwick Lake Sailing as his home club.
Andrew Jones

I joined the club in 2010 having just not long completed a RYA L2 training course elsewhere. Spent a year sailing casually on a Saturday before taking the plunge and starting racing in Autumn 2011 and never looked back. I've been a bit of a boat 'tart' considering I haven't been sailing long having owned a Topaz Magno, a Laser Vago, an RS Vareo and lastly a Laser 1. I've had the Laser for over a year which is a bit of a record for me in terms of boat ownership. I have recently joined the Club committee in order to help with running of the club - 'The more you put in, the more you get out'. Having come to sailing later on in life, I'm very keen to look to ways to support and encourage adults to enjoy the sport and to look at ways to bridge the gap from the end of an RYA L2 course to fully confident and competent sailing.