The annual dinner was held at Hundith Hill and attended by almost 100 members and guests. Following Mike Chappell's proposal for a toast to the Sailing Club, in which he recalled his early memories of joining the club, Miles Middleton replied on behalf of the Club. The prizegiving by Bobby Middleton followed, with more than 90 trophies being awarded.
The Consistency Trophy was awarded to Florence Carruthers for bringing copious amounts of pork pies for the men each Sunday! The Roger Pryde Memorial Trophy was awarded to Rob Smith.
Adrian (Mole aged 57½) must have been enjoying himself a little too much - apart from leaving trophies, specs, etc. behind the following diary page was found.
What have I let myself in for this time? Why did I offer to give a speech? Do I really dare to reveal that name?! 'Course, I will. That'll teach Neil Currie for trying to bully me all those years ago - he knows fine well that, when he's on port, he has to give way to a starboard boat - even if it is me in that boat! A couple more drinks is all I need for some dutch courage.
What a night. The speech went well. Did I really call Mike Moore a gentleman? And I picked up more prizes than ever before.
Time for bed, big day tomorrow...........
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