Prizes handed out at Morecambe Sailing Club’s annual awards

Morecambe Sailing Club prize winners - Front: April Whiteley, Dyane Silvester, Rosie Ryder, David Edwards, Dave Metcalfe, Chris Spicer. Back: Jo Whiteley, Neil Ryder, Nick Whiteley
Morecambe Sailing Club prize winners - Front: April Whiteley, Dyane Silvester, Rosie Ryder, David Edwards, Dave Metcalfe, Chris Spicer. Back: Jo Whiteley, Neil Ryder, Nick Whiteley

Streaker dinghy sailor Dave Metcalfe stepped forward to collect an armful of trophies when Morecambe Sailing Club held its prizegiving for the 2015 season.

Dave collected the Series One award, plus the Gardner and Lady Ashton cups for individual race events.

He also earned the Club’s Rapid Turnover award, better known as the Upside Down Trophy for the first time he had capsized since joining the club.

Another Streaker sailor, David Edwards, went home with the Series Three award.

One of the youngest sailing members of the club, Morecambe schoolgirl April Whiteley, took the Series Four trophy in her new Blaze racing dinghy as well as being named the club’s most inspirational sailor in 2015.

Her parents, Nick and Jo Whiteley, added the Benson Cup event award sailing their Kestrel.

Most improved sailor was Dyane Silvester in her first season helming her Streaker dinghy.

Finally, the Two Commodores’ Rose Bowl for outstanding services to the club during 2015 went to Neil and Rosie Ryder. Neil is the club’s public relations officer and helps with the club’s safety boat while Rosie is the clubhouse booking officer and one of the galley team.

The prizes were present during a social evening at the Club’s Morecambeheadquarters.