The annual sailing awards were presented at a well-attended evening at the club, with winners from all ages and abilities.
The annual sailing awards were presented at a well-attended evening at the club, with winners from all ages and abilities. There were many notable recipients with the trophies awarded ranging from the serious sailing series to the more light-hearted specials, like the Wreckers Trophy. There were many first time winners: H Thompson in the Lasers, Paul Kennedy in the Toppers, Sally Stephens winning the Ladies' Plate, Steve Smith adult crew, Matt Hills junior crew and Imogen Dinham-Price junior racing crew. Other achievements were recognised for Nick Jennings, sportsman, and Bob Vine winning the most starts and the over-50s' Greybeards Trophy. Winners First Series: Mirrors: Club Cup, Paul Wilson; Mirror Cup, Graeme Robb and Richard Paterson; Lasers: H Thompson; Robert Vine; Scorpions: Johnson Bowl, Oliver Salter and Heather Martin; Brownlands Bowl, Oliver Salter and Heather Martin; Toppers: SSC, Alice Rea; SSC, Alice Rea. Second Series: Mirrors: Sylvester Williams, Paul Wilson; Sidmouth Goblet, Graeme Robb and Richard Paterson; Dave Martin; Robert Vine; Scorpions: Bagwell Bowl, Oliver Salter and Heather Martin; Skinner Cup, Oliver Salter and Heather Martin; Hazelock Cup, Paul Kennedy; Corinthian Cup, Paul Kennedy. Long Distance: Mirrors: Wiseman Cup, John Nicolle and Sally Stephens; Scorpion Helm: Cowell Cup, Alex Hayman; Scorpion Crew: Don Cup, Tom Francis. Regatta: Mirror: President's Cup, Graeme Robb; Laser, SSC Regatta, Robert Vine; Topper, Cecil Clark, not presented 2008; Scorpion Helm: Sid Hotels, Andy Hayman and Kevin Gosling (joint); Scorpion Crew: President's Prize, Sam Gosling. Travellers: International, Shield, Philippa Robb; Adult, Phibbs, Hayman Family; Junior, Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce, Tom Francis. Club Awards: Most starts: Les and Ivy Bacon, Robert Vine; Best Over 50: Greybeard, Robert Vine; Most wins: Gunner Trophy, Chris Clapp and Robert Vine (joint); Best Wreck: Wreckers, Alice Rea. Special Awards: Best Novice, Novice Cup, Paul Kennedy; Ladies Helm, Ladies Plate, Sally Stephens; Junior Ladies, Josie Robb; Adult Crew, Bermuda, Steve Smith; Junior Crew, SSC Egg Cup, Matt Hills; Junior Race Crew, Sparky, Imogen Dinham-Price. Sportsman Trophies: Sportsman Cup, Nick Jennings; Harry Pyle, John Keast; Geoff Retter, James Francis; Contribution, Devon Fuels, Paul Channing; Commodores, Commodores Cup, Dave French.