Axe Yacht Club Gaverick Cup joy for Duncan Lloyd Davis

PUBLISHED: 10:36 30 November 2018 | UPDATED: 10:36 30 November 2018

The Axe Yacht Club trophy awards (left to right) Rear commodore Nigel Daniel, Duncan Lloyd Davis, Commodore Amanda Parker, David Mettam, Tom Clayton, Jane Calvert and Mike Calvert. Picture AXE YACHT CLUB

The Axe Yacht Club trophy awards (left to right) Rear commodore Nigel Daniel, Duncan Lloyd Davis, Commodore Amanda Parker, David Mettam, Tom Clayton, Jane Calvert and Mike Calvert. Picture AXE YACHT CLUB

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Axe Yacht Club held its annual prize-giving on the final Sunday of November.

Sam Lister receives the ‘Best Junior Improver’ award from Axe Yacht Club, commodore, Amanda Parker. Picture AXE YACHT CLUBSam Lister receives the ‘Best Junior Improver’ award from Axe Yacht Club, commodore, Amanda Parker. Picture AXE YACHT CLUB

The Commodore, Amanda Parker, presented trophies to 25 adults and 12 cadets.

There were also highly commended certificates for 17 cadets.

Dinghy sailor Duncan Lloyd Davis accumulated the best points total over the season to win the club’s oldest trophy, the Gaverick Cup, which was first presented in 1937.

Tom Clayton was awarded the Lysander trophy for the Best Overall Cadet performance, with his older brother Ben winning the award for Best Senior Improver (aged 13-17 years).

Ben Clayton winner of the ‘Best Senior Improver’ award at Axe Yacht Club. Picture AXE YACHT CLUBBen Clayton winner of the ‘Best Senior Improver’ award at Axe Yacht Club. Picture AXE YACHT CLUB

Sam Lister was Best Junior Improver (aged 7-12 years) with seven other cadets being Highly Commended.

Competition for Best Beginner was very strong this year, but the trophy went to Tom Rawlings, with six other cadets being Highly Commended.

Mike and Jane Calvert won the River Shield for the river race series and David Mettam was the most successful cruiser racer.

Les Bradbeer took the fishing trophies with a small but very unusual catch - a 14oz streaked gurnard, which he released alive.

Tom Rawlings receives the ‘Best Beginner’ award from Axe Yacht Club, commodore, Amanda Parker. Picture AXE YACHT CLUBTom Rawlings receives the ‘Best Beginner’ award from Axe Yacht Club, commodore, Amanda Parker. Picture AXE YACHT CLUB

The Achievement Cup was awarded to 12-year-old twins Rosie and Susie Sheahan, who finished third overall in the junior class at the RS Feva European Championships this summer.

They were not able to collect the award in person as they were busy taking part in the Winter Championships in Weymouth.

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