Yacht Club’s presentation evening

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THE keelboat classes of the Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club recently held their 2011 prize giving dinner at the club’s Windsor Crescent clubhouse.

In the Cruiser Class, Jumble (sailed by Simon Handley, with daughter Martha and son William) won the lion’s share of the prizes and the best in class prize, with Halo (Dennis and Rob Mitchell) mopping up the rest of the prizes and taking the class runner up spot.

In the Yorkshire One Design class, Yilt (Paul Waine), Mona (Lesley Jordan) and Blackie (Tim Rix and Mark Eggleston) all won individual series prizes.

In the class standings despite Blackie winning the most races, Yilt took the best overall prize from Blackie with Mona in third

In the National Squib Class, Gerard Dyson sailing Ghost had another successful season, winning the class overall from Perkers (Neil Orum) and Threadbare (Tim Jones).

In the closely contested Contessa 26 class, True Blue (Steve and Maxine Wood and Keith and Barbara Poole), Contessa Juliet (Jeff Preece), Daisy Dog (Steve and Kevin Travis and Andy Scullion) and Halcyon Days (Peter and Liz Ticehurst and Philip and Robin Saltonstall) shared the series prizes.

In the class overall, True Blue took top honours from Contessa Juliet by the narrowest of margins with Daisy Dog in third.

In the overall handicap competitions Ghost, Contessa Juliet, True Blue and Daisy Dog were all series winners, and Halo won the Peter Lee Trophy for the Wednesday Evening races.

The Dowsing Trophy, awarded for the race of the same name, went to Contessa Juliet, who also won the prize for first Contessa 26, while Halo won the prizes for best elapsed time and first Cruiser.

Faye Jordan won the prize for club member of the year, Gerard Dyson the outstanding achievement award for winning both the National Squib Inland and East Coast Championships, and he also won the Chaos Shield for the most race wins in RYYC events, sailing Ghost.