Our annual awards night dinner was held on Saturday November 17 at the Port Credit Yacht Club. A chance to chat, rehash the past sailing season, and of course to give out some awards.
Thank you to Greg Loffree for organizing the trophies and plaques, Derek and Heather Pugh for organizing the raffle, and especially Paulette Tae for organizing the venue and dinner.
The keeper awards for the junior events were given out at the events themselves.
The weather didn't cooperate with the Victoria Day weekend, so our first regatta of the season was held at on June 9 and 10. Photos of the regatta.
This was held during the Labour Day weekend at Belwood Lake Sailing Club. Photos of the weekend.
This is a trophy made of a sheet steel model Mirror donated by the skipper of Vulcan M20744 after a fire had destroyed the original Derek Clay Trophy. It is awarded annually to a member who has competed in, without winning, the Derek Clay Regatta, but who sailed a fair race and who has distinguished him/herself both on and off the water in OMDA activities since the previous Derek Clay Regatta.
This year's recipient is Paul Lingen. Unfortunately, Paul and Elke weren't able to attend Awards Night.
This was held at Sibbald Point Provincial Park. We were only able to sail on Sunday September 16. Photos of the weekend.
This trophy was donated by the Cherry Beach Fleet after they ceased sailing a series of evening races. It is currently awarded with the best overall position from the first and last regattas of the season. This year, that ended up being the Midland Regatta and the Provincial Championships, so Aleid Brendeke was the obvious winner, as he won both events.
Mat Bienczyk had a good season. He won both the B-Fleet Ranking trophy and the Hands Across the Sea trophy for the top ranked sailor under 25. The Hands Across the Sea trophy was donated by the English sailor Roy Partridge, who coached the OMDA contingent during their first trip to a Mirror World Championship in Holland. He later made several trips to Canada to visit. Sadly, Roy passed away earlier this year.
Heather Pugh was this years winner of the A-Fleet ranking.
This trophy is awarded to the most improved junior sailor or sailors. This year's winner was Kayley Pugh.
The trophy is in memory of Bill Olmsted who served many years as the OMDA treasurer. It is awarded in recognition of services rendered to, or on behalf of, OMDA, which are beyond that which would normally be expected.
The trophy was awarded to Heather Pugh last year, but there was no room to add her name. The trophy has been enlarged to make space for many more winners, so Heather finally gets to see her name on it!
Thanks to Derek and Heather Pugh for the Photos.
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