The 2018 Annual General Meeting saw a number of presentations to Members including 50yr Membership, Life Member and The Clubmanship Award 2017/2018. Congratulations to all of the Members recognised for their outstanding service to the Club.
The 50 Year Members celebrated at the AGM were:
Life Member - Peter Kennett
Peter Kennett was elected a Life Member of The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.
Peter (pictured at right with his wife, Helen, at last night's AGM) joined the Club as a Full member in 1974, previously being a junior member.
Peter has sailed since a young age, firstly in Manly Juniors and upon joining the club, as a Senior Member in Lasers, competing in State, National and World Masters Championships.
He also sailed in Etchells and can more recently be found each week racing keelboats.
Peter joined the General Committee of the Yacht Club in 1984. His help with consultation and legal expertise was invaluable to the success of that Committee.
He has served on the Race, Boatshed & Works, House & Election Committees.
Peter stayed on the General Committee until the Club restructure and then continued on as a Board Director.
Peter has now joined the Maintenance & Development Committee, and continues to generously offer legal advice to the Club.
There were four nominations for two Directors, with Simon Grosser and James Mayjor elected. The Commodore thanked John Paul & Murray Glase for their nominations.
Julia Hornsby was elected as Rear Commodore Activities with the Commodore thanking Sal Ridulfo for his service. Leon Wilson and David Taylor were re-elected for the positions of Rear Commodore, Cruising and Centreboard respectively.
Elected Officers for 2018/19
Rear Commodore, Membership, Liz de Soyres
Rear Commodore, Yacht Race, Allen Stormon
Rear Commodore, Cruising, Leon Wilson
Rear Commodore, Centreboard, David Taylor
Rear Commodore, Activities, Julia Hornsby
The Clubmanship Award
The Clubmanship Trophy recognises the effort of Members who have made a significant contribution to the Club across a range of activities and is elected by the Commodore.
This year the Commodore choose a member who has made a significant contribution across a multitude of areas in a very unassuming but not unnoticed way including, to name but a few:
A regular part of the race management team and has been for countless years!
Regularly on hand to hear protests
Member of the Archives committee – spending hours on end in a windowless room that
We are proud to announce that the 2017/18 'Clubmanship Award' goes to David West.
Congratulations and well deserved David.