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Annual Prize Giving

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At the end of every sailing season we hold our annual awards for our sailing series and training. Below is our write up from our 2017 season.


What a great turn we had for our 2017 Annual Prize Giving where our sailors and volunteers came together to celebrate the end of another sailing season.

2017 has been a great year and although we have had the occasional challenge with the weather there has been more sailing sessions than ever before. Our training started earlier this year and our social sailing and Friday night junior sessions which kicked off middle May has been a great success.

Congratulations to all our trophy winners!

A special mention must also go to our new trainee sailors who have come down and attended our sailing sessions.   You may not have been fortunate enough to pick up a trophy this year, but I am sure with some more practise you will be picking up an award this time next year.

Babbacombe would not be Babbacombe if it was not for the willing support of our volunteers. Thank you to all the Beach Masters, Safety Boaters, Registrars, Race Officers and Instructors for your help this year.

Names and awards below..


Sailors and sailing series.


2017 Volunteer Training 




2017 RYA Youth Training



 2017 RYA Adult Training


RYA Instructor Qualifications gained for.. 

  • Andrew Chorlton
  • Andy Probert
  • Gary Hudson-Parker
  • John Lawton
  • Lizzie Bull 

Special Prizes

  • Most Improved Crew – Jodie Sherwood
  • Most Improved Junior Helm – Seth Williams
  • Most Improved Singlehander – John Hopper
  • Best Turnout – John Mitchell


Safety Boat Support Award

  • Silver Rib Trophy – Alan Horner
  • Also, Stuart Saunders for all his help with Junior evenings on the safety boat.

Snooper Trophy

Andrew Chorlton (please ask Andrew what this award was for!)

Special Mention

  • Training Team Instructors:-

Guy Hester, Andrew Probert, Andrew Chorlton, John Lawton, Roger Southcombe, Dom Jennings,  Gary Hudson-Parker, Cathy Gillard, Neil Spacagna  and Lizzie Bull.

  • Sailing Support Team,  including Race Officers, Safety Boat Drivers, Beachmasters, Registrars and Galley:-

John, Mitchell, Dave Homer, Stuart Saunders, Roger Southcombe, Pete Bonner, Adrian Mark, Rowena Doble, Karin Sundholm, Jim Horner, Alan Horner, Lorna Cooper, Damian Cooper, Ted Hardy, Su Saunders, Steve Norman, Graham Chapman, Hugh Coram, Stuart Moon and not mentioning our Vice Commodores, Jan Hester and Phil Slater.

If you would like to see more pictures from prize giving, please look in the gallery. Special thank you to James for being our official photographer for the night.