The 2017 racing season started with our first race on Sunday 2nd April, the races being already included in the Club’s Events Calendar on the Website to enable you to plan your personal calendars. As an ‘aide memoire’ to long term members and a guide to newer members, the races are also listed out on the attachment to this note.
The attachment also details the trophy for which you are competing, the award requirements, the type of race with numbers of discards, the helm/crew and boat eligibility, the trophy name, when it will be awarded and who won each trophy in the 2016 season.
The attachment also identifies other trophies which will be awarded for non-racing events such as the Commodores Cup, the 3 no. Championship Cups, the Top Laser Cup, Cadet of the Year trophy and the much sought after Disaster trophy and many more. Thus member of all abilities, experience and ages have something to go for (although we don’t seem to have a Men’s Cup to match the Ladies Cup!!)
The attachment also lists trophies which are not presently contested and advises for what they were previously awarded over the 97 years that the Club has been in existence. If you feel strongly that there are other categories for which there should be an award, please speak to a member of either the Sailing or General Committees.
Given the history of the Club and the number of trophies which have been donated to us over the years, it’s inevitable that there are some errors and oversights within the attachment. We would be pleased to receive any further information or corrections that some of the longer serving members might have that will enable us to improve on the contents.
The Sailing Committee
Herne Bay Sailing Club Trophies for the 2017 Season