Axe Yacht Club Gaverick Cup joy for Duncan Lloyd Davis
PUBLISHED: 10:36 30 November 2018 | UPDATED: 10:36 30 November 2018
Axe Yacht Club held its annual prize-giving on the final Sunday of November.
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).
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.
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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