Celebrating success

Gulf Harbour Yacht Club held its summer prizegiving on Saturday, May 12.

It was attended by almost 100 people. The evening celebrated the successful summer sailing five race series. 

Additional prizes included the Easter petanque awards, continuous fishing competition and recognition for participation awards.

Commodore John Butcher, welcomed skippers, crews, guests and sponsors to the evening and thanked sponsors for their generous support.

The race organisation for two race series was shared with Weiti Boating Club and as a result, 34 Gulf Harbour Yacht Club boats and 18 Weiti Boating Club boats participated. 

A total of 31 of the planned 36 races were contested between October and May with extreme weather conditions resulting in the cancellation of only five races.

The prizewinners were:  North Harbour Law/Taylor Law Ladies Twilight Series – Jocelyn Alleman; Gulf Harbour Marina Twilight Series – Mark Holliday; Volvo Penta Gulf Series – Miles Cross; Barfoot & Thompson Two-handed Series – Richard Endean & Andrew Gleeson; Burnsco Cruising Series – Derek Masters.