Thirteen navigators took to the water last Saturday to vie for the annual Seafarers Measure Trophy, donated by Alan and Molly Coyle. Conditions were perfect with sunny skies and a light breeze, in stark contrast to last Sunday’s weather, when atrocious conditions forced the abandonment of Claremont Yacht Club’s Lloyd Anderson Trophy.
Results were a busy affair, with the presentation for the Pelican Trophy from the previous week added to the day’s announcements. How good was it to see two young Pelican sailors, accompanied by Michelle Beck and Centreboard Captain Iain Somerville, handing out the pennants and the Pelican Trophy like seasoned professionals.
A delighted Lynne and John Cooper won the 2022 Pelican Trophy, followed by Guy and Richard in the Blue Flash and Vern and Judy in Holidaze.
Judy Bailey returned to the podium a short time later to collect the Navigator’s Trophy. With daughter Melissa Gaspar doing the navigating, the pair completed the course with the loss of 14 points. Lynne and John also had a good night, heading to the podium with a gaggle of grandchildren to collect their second place pennant with 15 points. Young Sebastian Jennings showed that age is no barrier to time trials by earning third place on 17 points, with dad Anton doing the counting.
1 Holidaze (Judy Bailey & Melissa Gaspar) 14,
2 Purrfect (Lynne Cooper & John Cooper) 15,
3 Magnifique Too (Sebastian Jennings & Anton Jennings) 17,
A wonderful effort by Sebastian, our youngest skipper at just 9 years old.
We also took the opportunity to present the Pelican Section trophy awarded on club handicap from CPYC Heat 1 on 28th May, Those results as follows:
1 Purrfect (Lynne Cooper & Lynne Cooper) 11,
2 Thanet (Guy Skinner & Richard Evans) 15,
3 Holidaze (Judy Bailey & Judy Bailey) 16,
Least Points: Dalusional (Troy Dalglish & Victoria Blanckensee) 7.
Well done to all those skippers and their navigators.