The David Lukins regatta was run over the weekend of the 16th and 17th of September 2017. This was the eigth running of the event since its inception in 2009 to commemorate the memory of David Lukins, a much valued member, Volunteer and mate. David was awarded one of the clubs most prestigious awards, Volunteer of the Year award for 1998-1999.
This event has attracted some of RPAYC’s best sailors, battling to get their name on the beautiful David Lukins Memorial Trophy (the largest Trophy in the club) designed by prestigious artist John Woulf.
Just looking at the names on the trophy of previous winning skippers and crew, you get an appreciation of the caliber of the event as you identify Olympic and World Champions. At a quick glance there are:
- 4 x Silver Medalists
- 2 x Womens Match Racing World Champions
- 2 x Youth Match Racing World Champions
- 1 x Moth World Champion
There are many further accolades and achievements for past winning skippers and crew, so much so, it would require several more pages to try and detail!