Menu

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

Afloat.ie: Outstanding Turnout for SCORA Prizegiving

17th December 2009
Afloat.ie: Outstanding Turnout for SCORA Prizegiving

There was an outstanding turn out for the SCORA AGM and prize giving at the Royal Cork Yacht Club writes Claire Bateman. Representatives attended from all the South Coast clubs. The highly experienced executive committee under Commodore Derry Good had met prior to the meeting in a well known watering hole and had ironed out many of the issues involved.

On the agenda on Whitesail Denis Kiely decided that rather than opening the issue to the general body of the meeting at this particular time, he would discuss it with the individual clubs to reach a consensous.

_dsc5030.jpg

On the subject of rating bands the Executive felt that as there was already a Grandfather Clause with regard to rating bands which would cover anomalies at Class Two level, if they raised the Class One upper limit for events with a large turnout this would sort out the problem at this time. The Treasurer, Michael Murphy, did point out that rating bands should be reconsidered at  least on an annual basis.

_dsc5035.jpg

After some question from the floor, the meeting concurred with the Executive’s suggestions and as well they approved the draft programme for 2010 that will include the Jim Donegan offshore series incorporating five races to include a race from Cork to Dun Laoghaire for the ICRA Nationals and a Gas Rigs Race.

_dsc5046.jpg

Attention then turned to the final item on the agenda, the eagerly awaited prize giving. There was a glittering array of prizes on display and in the festive atmosphere of the club dining rooom it made for a wonderful occasion.

_dsc5051.jpg

There were trophies and prizes galore. HM Yachts supplied the perpetual trophies and an amazing array of sailing apparel. In fact it was quite something to see recipients of multiple prizes  from Hugh Mockler returning to their seats with their silverware peeping out of the tops of their wonderful holdalls also containing their other prizes. These were for the HM Yachts SCORA League.

_dsc5053.jpg

It was then the turn of Des McWilliam of McWilliam One Sails to present the beautiful sextants and replicas which would proudly grace any sideboard. Noel Coleman of Coleman Blinds came on board with a magnificient trophy for Whitesail at Schull and the lucky recipient of this trophy was Andrew Lane. The SCORA executive had commisioned their usual very popular prizes of framed pictures of yachts from the year of sailing right through from March in Kinsale to November in Crosshaven and all this was topped off with delicious finger food from the Club restaurant. All in all, a highly successful and enjoyable conclusion to the SCORA year.

 

Published in Racing
Afloat.ie Team

About The Author

Afloat.ie Team

Email The Author

Afloat.ie is Ireland's dedicated marine journalism team.

Have you got a story for our reporters? Email us here.

We've got a favour to ask

More people are reading Afloat.ie than ever thanks to the power of the internet but we're in stormy seas because advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. Unlike many news sites, we haven’t put up a paywall because we want to keep our marine journalism open.

Afloat.ie is Ireland's only full–time marine journalism team and it takes time, money and hard work to produce our content.

So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

If everyone chipped in, we can enhance our coverage and our future would be more secure. You can help us through a small donation. Thank you.

Direct Donation to Afloat button
Who is Your Sailor Sailor of the Year 2019?
Total Votes:
First Vote:
Last Vote:

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

leinster sidebutton

Featured Webcams

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events 2020

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton
viking sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
mansfield sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating