Cocktail Party a celebration of the season that was.
Members and guests enjoyed last Friday Night’s cocktail party, including the presentation of major awards. The band “Donkey on the edge” enlivened the Bayview room, while we all enjoyed canapes and the opportunity to catch up with friends. The presentation of major awards by Commodore Peter Strain and Club Captain Brett Heath highlighted our collective love of sailing and the Club. Afterwards, skippers and crews made their way to the Members Bar for photo opportunities with all the seasons trophies. These were sparkling thanks to a host of volunteers who had polished them carefully the week before. For the rest of the evening guests could choose between dancing in the Bayview Room or quieter conversation in the Members Bar. A wide selection of delicious food kept us nourished throughout the night. We were proud of our club as guests enjoyed the evening as much as we did. We encourage all categories of members to attend next year, whether they are active sailors or not – a terrific evening of celebration.
Apart from the Seasons aggregate trophies, the following special awards were presented. Congratulations to these deserving winners.
• Adam Stevenson Memorial Youth Encouragement Award – Charlotte Wormald
• Phil Bedlington Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sailing at National & International Level – Christopher Hampton
• J Herlein Award for Yachtsman of the Year (a lovely new perpetual trophy was donated by Paul and Jennifer Pascoe) – Owen McMahon
• Commodore’s Award – Will & Pat Merritt
• John Crosbie Memorial Trophy for Clubman of the Year -Glenn Ferguson
The Season Aggregate Winners
VX One RBYC Season Champion – Victoria’s Other Secret
2.4mR Season Aggregate Trophy – AUS1010 Australia II.IV
Keith Storey Trophy (Dragons Season Aggregate) – 176 Amazing Grace
Wayne Dixon Trophy (Etchells Season Aggregate) – AUS1011 That’s Life Ingénue Trophy – B1771 Andalucia
Edwards Cup – B310 Wild Child
J. Bryan Linacre Family Cup/ Secours Trophy – B6731 True Colours
Horrie Petley Trophy – B25 Flying Fox
Valhalla Trophy (Brighton Championship 1st PHS) /Vega Award (Brighton Championship 1st AMS) / Brian Chapman Trophy (Brighton Championship 1st ORCc) – B34 Martini Racing 34