Bellerive Yacht Club Vice Commodore Ian Stewart headed a line-up of members who collected trophies at Saturday evening’s Tasmania Combined Clubs Prize Night Dinner held at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania.
Stewart sailed his Mumm 36 TasPaints to victory in its division of the Combined Clubs summer pennant series for 2017-2018.
He also collected trophies on behalf of fellow Mumm 36 owner Jeff Cordell who won two divisions with B&G Advantage as well as runner-up in another.
Other BYC members who were overall prize winners as division placegetters were Mark Ballard (42 South), Frank Chatterton (Kamehameha), Chris Sheehan (Saga), the Syndicate-owned Titch, and Tim Gadsby (Filepro).
Commodores Steve Chau (DSS), Graham Mansfield (BYC) and Tracy Matthews (RYCT) each presented the trophies to the prize-winners.
Speaking on behalf of all competitors, veteran RYCT yachtsman Don Calvert gave a ringing endorsement of the format for Combined Clubs racing last summer.
More than 70 skippers, their crews and family members attended the prizegiving dinner with RYCT Commodore Tracy Matthews.
“Fantastic long day races out into Storm Bay (for Division 1) and great afternoon river races,” Calvert said. “I trust the Interclub committee will come up with a similar format for next summer.”
Words & photos: Peter Campbell
6 April 2018