Sailing - Sailing club celebrates 60 years

PUBLISHED: 11:52 16 November 2006 | UPDATED: 13:36 04 May 2010

The winners with their prizes

The winners with their prizes

FIFTY members of Ely Sailing Club attended their annual laying-up supper and prize giving to celebrate the 60th year of the club on Saturday. Commodore Claire Christan welcomed the Commodore of Paxton Lakes Sailing Club, Harry West, and the Rear Commodore

FIFTY members of Ely Sailing Club attended their annual laying-up supper and prize giving to celebrate the 60th year of the club on Saturday.

Commodore Claire Christan welcomed the Commodore of Paxton Lakes Sailing Club, Harry West, and the Rear Commodore of the Cam Sailing Club, Rick Benson.

Mrs Christan gave a resume of the year, which included the 60th anniversary dinner dance and the anniversary races and commented on how the club planned to work with the new owners of Roswell Lakes.

She presented trophies to the winners with a pottery keepsake and the roll of honour was read out by her husband Eric, assisted by Jill Sallis.

The winners were as follows:

Handicap Trophies

Spring Handicap - Simon Leeks. Summer Handicap - Eric Christan. August Mini Handicap - Simon Leeks.

Autumn Handicap - Gerald Copsey. Thurmott Shield for total handicap points - Gary Ungless.

Norman Brettell Cup for Cadet with total handicap points - John Cant. Thursday Evening Shield - Alan White.

Class races

Enterprise Lincoln Cup for best ten races - Bob Utteridge. Runner-up Hugh Marshall.

Enterprise Kempton Bowl for Aggregate points - Bob Utteridge.

Solo Salver for best ten races - Simon Leeks. Runner Up Alan White.

Solo trophy for aggregate points - Gary Ungless.

Laser Quality Cup - John Cant. Runner-up Mark Loach.

Laser Aggregate Points Trophy - John Cant.

One Day events

Easter Egg Trophy - Simon Leeks

Camweld Trophy - Simon Leeks; Whitsun Cup - Simon Leeks; Bob Utteridge Trophy for Husband and Wife Race - Eric and Clare Christan; Roswell Monster - Gerald Copsey; Baby Monster for Crews - Anthony and Nicholas Copsey; George Washington Trophy - David Burch; Cadet Bop - Rory Gilmour

Anniversary Races: 1st Simon Leeks. Runner-up Gerald Copsey; 1st Lady Clare Christan crewed by Marie Brown; 1st Youth - John Cant;

Dr K S Maurice Smith Trophy for Crewing - Jordan Williams

Ships Wheel - David Birch; Junior Ships Wheel - John Cant; Ernie Wootton Trophy for Clubmanship - Joint Winners - Eric Christan and Bob Utteridge; Queen Duck - Susie Sallis; Traveller's Trophy - for flying the flag of Ely Sailing Club away from Roswell Waters - John Cant.

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