Bartley sailing club hosted its annual prize giving last night and 72 people turned up to enjoy a night of celebrations fun and frolics, and there was even some disco dancing!!! "with Guy showing us his great moves!!!"
It was a pleasure to see so many people enjoying themselves and joining in to recognise the achievements and special awards that were presented.
Stanley Bird was presented with a few gifts along with his own personal cake and given honorary membership after his 27 years with BSC.
Kate and Edwin were also recognised for all their hard work and given honorary membership.
Mark Reddington and Colin Staite were presented with a personal engraved silver yacht in recognition for their tremendous work in collating the sailing results and behalf of all the membership.
Seb Andrews became overall 2014 youth winner was presented with a new Brass vase trophy.
Unfortunately many other major winners such as Debbie Degge 1st Lady and Ciara Perry 1st Crew for 2014 were unable to attend to collect their special prizes.
Paul Archer was rewarded for his efforts throughout the year and most notably installing a new hot water system which has been greatly received by all the membership. Paul, Rachel and the team put on a wonderful array of Chilli and Curry followed by pies and cakes which was well received.
One of the highlights all the evening was the "BOAT RACE"….. Various teams battled for supremacy and following a few protests for cheating!!! etc Sam Knight was victorious followed by Simon Hardiman in second.
We announced over 60 winners and although not everyone was able to attend those who did seem to really enjoy a great evening at the club.
Thanks must go to Mike Gibson commodore for his kind words and for presenting every prize winner also Guy Mason who helped organize a glassware to ensure the correct winners received their trophy.
BSC committee were glad that members had a fantastic evening and enjoyed the various activities and although nobody won the £100,000 raffle prize we still feels everyone was a winner.
With a great year under our belt through hosting the NSSA, BARTS BASH, 4 successful open events with Laser Grand Prix attendance of 40 boats and 25 Supernovas, plus Individuals winning at Regional and National Events, such as the 9 man Laser Team dominating the Grand Prix Midlands and Wessex circuits, with ED Higson getting selected into the RYA national squads. Also RS 400 guys managed top places in sprints and regional major events, With Sam and John recently winning the Steve Nicholson Memorial Trophy at Northampton Sailing Club. Debbie Degge came 2nd Streaker National Champion 2014 and Mike came 4 in supervova Nationals and John Won the Wessex and Midland GP Laser Masters
The Club has continue to grow and is aiming to become a premier centre in the midlands along with the specialist training and development that that Howard through BOPC and his team have created.
Here's looking forward to a great 2015, so lets see you at the club sailing and enjoying all of the events we have planned.
Please remember if you are a prize winner to come and collect your glassware from behind the bar.