Season has silver lining for Dell Quay sailors

Dell Quay Sailing Club’s annual prizegiving ceremony took place by atmospheric candlelight this year following an end-of-season laying-up supper.

Thursday, 5th November 2015, 4:00 pm
Liz and Jean Sagues receive their prizes / Picture by Sue Nash

Presenting the awards were Peter King, the club’s rear commodore sailing, and his wife Hilary.

In addition to the winners of individual and series races there were awards for individual achievement.

Newest of these awards is the Munnery Award which is presented to the sailor(s) who have shown the greatest perseverance and tenacity during the racing season. The trophy was presented to the club in memory of Bill Munnery, a much-respected former commodore who died in 2013 following a long illness.

Despite his illness Bill showed enormous perseverance in pursuing his love of club racing right up until a few weeks before his untimely death.

This year the trophy, modelled as a single-handed dinghy, was awarded to Richard Bridgmont. He is relatively new to racing at DQSC and although not in the top rank of club racers goes out regularly during the week to practice in his Solo and attends as many races as he can, demonstrating his commitment to the club and the sport.

Another individual achievement award is the Mary Ross Trophy, awarded to the highest-placed lady helm in the Early and Late Helm series. This year it went to Nikki Buchanan.

A number of members also won more than one trophy for racing, including Andrew Buchanan, Phoebe Noble, Bill Dawber, Mike Fitzgerald and Tim Dormer.

DQSC starts its winter Frostbite series on Saturday, November 28, at 11.25 am – this is open to all. Details can be found on the club website at under open meetings.

The full list of winners this year is: Jack Lewis Trophy: Phoebe Noble; Single Handed Trophy: Bill Dawber; President’s Trophy: Martin and Sarah Greenhalgh; Palmer Goblet: John Purdy; Hitch Trophy: Andrew Buchanan; Barclay Egg Trophy: Bill Dawber; Sam Burke Trophy: Jean and Liz Sagues; Alarm Clock: Martyn Jones; Carriage Clock: Phoebe Noble; Martell Challenge Trophy: Bill Dawber; Williams Trophy: Mike Fitzgerald and Tim Dormer; Commodore’s Cup: Lizzie Kies; Victor Cook Trophy: Bill Dawber; Market Cross Salver: Simon Bell; Farwell Trophy: Andrew Buchanan; Fortune Trophy: Bill Dawber; Dell Quay Quart: Anne and Jim Norfolk; Handicap Trophy: for Crews/Beginners Race; Jim Boles; for All The Rest Race; Richard Ede; Tomsett Cup: Phoebe Noble; Horace Gordon Trophy: Chris Wood; Fred Taylor Trophy: Malcolm Buchanan; Mary Ross Trophy: Nikki Buchanan; Bart’s Bash: Lee and Max Sydenham; Noyce Memorial Trophy: Roger Puttock; Herbert Ward Trophy: Keith and Michaela Heppenstall; Bransbury Williams Trophy: Mike Fitzgerald and Tim Dormer; Munnery Award: Richard Bridgmont.

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