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Clevedon Sailing Club Laying Up Supper

by Martin Gibson 10 Nov 20:49 GMT 9 November 2019
Clevedon Sailing Club Laying Up Supper Trophy Winners © S Hotchkiss

Traditionally the Laying Up Supper celebrates the end of the sailing season when boats are 'laid up' ashore due to cold weather, dark nights and winter storms.

With the advent of lighter, stronger boats and much improved sports clothing sailing now continues until Christmas but in line with tradition this year's Supper was held on Saturday evening at the Club's seafront venue. More than fifty members and guests enjoyed a delicious 4 course meal thanks to 'Julie and her team' followed by the Commodore's speech and the presentation of trophies for this year's race series.

Rachael Elliott did particularly well sailing with Amy Turner wining the Slow Handicap Spring and Summer Series and was also awarded the Powder Monkey Trophy for best Cadet. Fast Handicap silverware was awarded to Robin Goff for the Fast Handicap Spring and Summer Series and Chris Cooper for the Evening Series. New member Bruno Tinel took the Rudderless Trophy for putting the Commodore's boat on the rocks during the Town Plate event early in the season but was also awarded the 'Best Improver' award.

For outstanding commitment to the club over the years Des and Daphne Challice were presented with the Elton Cup and Mike Batchelor the Velindra Trophy. Commodore Robin Goff was also pleased to announce that Ian, Sue, Sarah and Joe Hotckiss are to be the first recipients of the RYA 'Family Award' to be presented by Princess Anne in London on 22 Nov.

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