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SEATON: End of season celebrations at Axe Yacht Club

Thursday, 05 December 2013


Nearly 100 of the 800 members of the long established Axe Yacht Club assembled for the end of sailing season prize giving night in the clubhouse alongside the beach on November 23rd.
To start the evening, Commodore Gordon Wright welcomed everyone and paid particular tribute to Amanda Parker and her band of adult supervisors for encouraging and training cadets in the 7-17 age group.
There was delight on the faces of the many youngsters that came to receive their prizes, and it was clear that they were all very proud of their achievements on the River Axe and out to sea in?Seaton Bay.
A new special prize for the best cadet of the season – the Lysander Trophy – was presented to the club by Julie Noble, in memory of the late Flight Lieutenant Jasper Meriam RAF.
A formber member of the club, Flt Lt Meriam flew Westland Lysander aircraft delivering special agents to the French resistance on moonlit nights during World War II.
The first recipient of the trophy named in his honour was Charlotte Thompson, who has displayed a fantastic amount of determination throughout the season,
After a delicious dinner organised by Rear Commodore Social, Kevin Mercer, it was the adults’ turn.
Caroline Lavender, wife of the club’s president, presented the prizes which had been polished to perfection personally by Rear Commodore Richard Mayo, to the well deserving recipients.
A very enjoyable evening concluded with club member Shirli Austin singing to music provided by Steve Smith to enable some pretty lively dancing.

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