Please select your home edition
Henri Lloyd 2016 Wave

Prizegiving and Dinner Dance at Exe Sailing Club

by Rex Frost 7 Mar 2013 18:57 GMT 2 March 2013
Exe Sailing Club prizewinners © Nigel Walshaw

Exe Sailing Club held its annual Prizegiving and Dinner Dance on Saturday 2nd of March in the clubhouse. Guest from other sailing clubs and members were entertained at dinner by the amazing magician, Gary, and the rooms looked wonderful after imaginative gold star treatment masterminded by Liz Matson and Jane Spree.

In his speech, Commodore Rex Frost referred to the many high profile events of the previous year including the Olympic 1948 torch relay, centenary celebrations and the RS 200 dinghy nationals. He highlighted the achievements of Ian Williams who won his 4th World Match Racing championship as well as young men like Ben Cornish and Sam Matson who are on the threshold of international sailing. Bouquets of flowers were presented to Mary Fagan, social chair and several of her team. The claret jug for the most outstanding contribution to club activity was awarded to Ted Draper who has worked with great energy and enthusiasm to produce a hugely improved catering and bar facility.

Prizes were then presented by Sue Arscott, wife of a previous Vice Commodore and included awards to winners of the 2 Rivers Junior series; George Melbourne (Fast dinghies) and Victoria Upton (slow dinghies).

After clearing away the tables, the well known local duo of Honest John and Ray Beavis set the scene for a couple of hours of lively music and dancing. They succeeded in getting most of the membership onto the floor, with many of the youngest joining in and getting into the spirit of the evening. The night was pronounced a great success by all in attendance and catering staff were given plenty of praise for their efforts.

The sailing season is now nearly with us; the first of the yachts going into the water on the 23rd of March and the first dinghy race on Bank Holiday Monday, 1st of April – no fooling!

Related Articles

Exe is Excellent for Enterprises
Fleet returns to a favourite nationals venue in 2018 The Enterprise fleet looks set for an excellent 2018 championship with the return to Exe Sailing Club. Posted on 18 Jan
Noble Marine Comet Trio Nationals overall
Andrew and Caroline McAusland crowned champions Trio sailors arrived at Exe SC this morning to find that the weather forecast was all too accurate. Rain dampened the spirits and the F6 SE meant that, in complete contrast to yesterday's flat calm, the way out to sea was filled with foaming breakers. Posted on 3 Sep 2017
Noble Marine Comet Trio Nationals day 2
'Surely we're not going out... there's no wind!' Saturday dawned calm and sunny. Surely we're not going out, there's no wind! But as the Race Officer, Les Arscott, said 'If we don't go, the tide will turn and we'll never get out of the estuary!'. Posted on 3 Sep 2017
Noble Marine Comet Trio Nationals day 1
Racing starts at Exe Sailing Club The three day Comet Trio National Championships, kindly sponsored by Noble Marine, started at Exe Sailing Club on 1st September. With 22 boats entered the fleet was slightly bigger than last year. Posted on 2 Sep 2017
Supernova Sea Championship at Exe
Wind, waves and... dolphins! Forty-four Supernovas descended on Exe Sailing Club for the 2018 Supernova Sea Championships in response to the promise of wind, waves and... dolphins! Posted on 23 May 2017
RS200s at Exe
Magic Marine National Circuit and SW Ugly Tour event For 2017 the RS200 National circuit sponsored by Magic Marine, cherry picks one of the best venues from each regional area to make up the series. To get the season started, the fleet headed to Exe Sailing Club Posted on 25 Apr 2017
RS Aero Grand Tour 2017
RS Sailing on the road to demo days around the country Team RS are fuelling up, strapping down and hitting the road to show off the RS Aero - the World's Fastest Growing Sailboat Class - to more clubs, more sailors and more spectators. Posted on 29 Mar 2017
Exe Estuary users invited to share views
On Revisions of Zones of Actitivty The Exe Estuary Management Partnership (EEMP) are inviting local users to share their views on the revisions of exclusion zones in a further series of public consultation meetings. Posted on 18 Mar 2017
An RS300 Christmas Poem
The 2016 season in verse Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the lake
Not a kicker was creaking, no sail did shake
After a busy season the fleet now look back
On which of the sailors was top of the pack
Posted on 21 Dec 2016
Prestigious award for Exmouth sailor
Who enables people with disabilities to sail An Exmouth sailor has been presented with one of the RYA's most prestigious awards by HRH the Princess Royal, President of the RYA, in recognition of his significant contribution to enabling people with disabilities to get involved in sailing. Posted on 23 Nov 2016