The Centre’s Chairman, Roger Elliman, welcome Councillors Ian Buckland, Littlehampton Town Mayor, Alison Cooper &
Joop Duijf, Chairpersons of Rustington & East Preston Parish Councils respectively as well Members & their families to the 2016 AGM. Roger gave a brief rundown, accompanied by a photographic display of the 2016 Season. With the co-
The presentations followed the formal part of the meeting starting with Rob Elliott, the Centre’s Chief RYA Instructor congratulated all the Members who had competed in the West Sussex Schools’ & Youth Sailing Association’s Travellers Series and Regatta the announced the following RYA Young Sailors Scheme awards gained by Members:
Stage 1: Olivia Beek, Jackson Chandler, Noah Downs, Nathan Golding, Mat’I Macioszek, Jack Marden, Hannah Mepstead, Joshua Trew.
Stages 2: Sebastian Wattam. Start Racing: Francesca Blondell, Jonny Brown, William Dadswell, Aerial Darling, Bradley & Daniel Robinson.
Sailing with Spinnakers: Francesca Blondell, Jonny Brown, Jamie & William Dadswell, Aerial Darling, Daniel Robinson, Thomas Shorten.
Seamanship Skills: Edmund Kirkby-
RYA Power Boat Level 2: Aerial Darling, John Elliott, Laura Elliott, Megan Renson, Wayne Robinson.
RYA Small Craft 1st Aid: Max Clarke, Katrina Halsey, David Holmes, Gareth Hughes, Gaynor Kirby, Elle Hunter, Steve Pilkington
RYA Instructor and Race Instructor Max Clarke, Sam Hughes, Edmund Kirkby-
Alison Cooper (Chairman Rustington Parish Council) Presented
Sailing a Century Certificates to: Francesca Blondell on 31/08/16 and George Myers on 26/06/16
Double centuries Max Clarke on 19/06/16, Jamie Dadswell on 04/09/16, and Lauren Hunter on 11/05/16
2016 Season’s Overall Racing Medals to: Bronze Francesca Blondell, Silver William Dadswell, Gold & Trophy Jamie Dadswell.
Councillor Joop Duijf (Chairman East Preston Parish Council) presented:
Most Improved Boy Helm Bradly Robinson, Sailing Achievement Francesca Blondell,
Councillor Ian Buckland, Littlehampton Town Mayor to presented
John’s Effort Trophy Daniel Robinson
Overall Achievement Trophy William Dadswell,
Russell Moore Memorial Trophy Elle Hunter,
Littlehampton Town Mayor Willing Hands Trophy Richard Renson Blue Water Trophy Richard & Megan Renson
After the presentations had all been made Councillor Alison Copper thanked the Centre for inviting her, saying it would the last time she could attend in her official role as Chair of Rustington PC and congratulated everybody at the Centre for everything that was being done to provide such a great introduction to Sailing for young people.