There was a good turnout for the 2018 Hollowshore Cruising Club Annual General Meeting and Christmas Party on December 1, which rounded off the sailing year nicely and started Christmas celebrations on an upbeat note.
New Commodore Prof. Phil Davies presented the retiring Commodore John Webb with an inscribed tankard, and Janet Webb with a bouquet.
He said both Janet and John were staying on the committee so fortunately the club could benefit from their expertise. He thanked John on behalf of members for his three years as Commodore, in which he led in his “inimitable style”. As well as organising the committee, he had represented the club at many meetings, and liaised with solicitors representing ownership interests in our local sailing waters. He was also very practical and led from the front, as when he sorted out the clubhouse lighting problems.
John said he had enjoyed his three years as Commodore which had gone by so quickly, and thanked the committee and membership for their support over the past few years.
The new committee included Viv Valentine, who would “shadow” Treasurer Steve Keeler with a view to taking over later in the year.
Commodore Davies presented winners of the various cups and trophies:
Psyche, for most ports and anchorages visited, and Hollowshore Cup for most logged miles: Mark Sanders and Beryl Brooke, 46 ports and 771 nm, Mylor Mist.
Ron Lintott, for first Channel crossing as skipper: Tim Valentine, Cygnet
Viking Cup, for Member of the Year: John Kerr, Kooringal.