Axe Yacht Club awards - President’s Cup win for David Mettam

Members of the Cadet and Family Sailing Working Group at Axe yacht Club with the Achievement Trophy

Members of the Cadet and Family Sailing Working Group at Axe yacht Club with the Achievement Trophy - Credit: Archant

Members packed the clubhouse for the Axe Yacht Club annual prize-giving that took place on the final Sunday of November, writes Amanda Parker.

Members of the Cadet and Family Sailing Working Group at Axe yacht Club with the Achievement Trophy

Members of the Cadet and Family Sailing Working Group at Axe yacht Club with the Achievement Trophy - Credit: Archant

There were awards for cadets, dinghy sailors, cruiser sailors and anglers. Paul Jones won the Fisherman’s Cup for catching the season’s biggest fish – an 11lb 9oz thornback ray.

Greg Clarke won the trophy for the most unusual fish – a 2lb couches bream, a rare visitor to our waters. Amanda Parker was awarded the club’s oldest trophy, The Gaverick Cup, for being the most successful dinghy sailor overall. Katie Birt won the Lysander Trophy for the best overall cadet performance. David Mettam received the President’s Cup for the most successful cruiser racer and David Barnett took the River Race Shield for the dinghy series on the River Axe. The executive committee awarded the club’s achievement trophy to members of the cadet and family sailing working group who have successfully completed a five-year development plan to increase the number of local families getting involved in dinghy sailing at the club.


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