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Prizegiving's Big Night

Congratulations and thank you!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Club Prizegiving last Friday 14th June. It was a fantastic opportunity to showcase our members' achievements, and the insightful words of guest speaker Prof. Mark Orams certainly captured everyone's attention. Mark went above and beyond to emphasize the value of being a member of a sailing club just like ours. You could have heard a pin drop! Thank you, Mark.

Congratulations to all the club racing placegetters, recipients of special class awards, junior and youth sailors acknowledged for their representative selection, and to club members flying the flag at national & international regattas. Not forgetting our amazing support network of volunteers, your help is truly invaluable. From one season to the next - thank you. 

Also recognized were our three 2024 Olympic hopefuls (Josh Armit, Greta Pilkington & Lukas Walton-Keim), all currently overseas preparing to let the Games begin. On behalf of the whole club, we wish them all the best!

Finally a special congratulations to the recipients of Wakatere Prestige Prizes - with thanks to club member nominations and our selection panel, you are celebrated and acknowledged for your outstanding achievements. 

2024 Prestige Prize winners




Waterwise Cup

Junior sportsmanship 

Elias Dunne

Keith Chapman Memorial Trophy

Junior perseverance & commitment

Elsi Carryer

Hughes Trophy

Most Guns in Season Points

Derek Snow, David & Dallas Noyer (tied 19 wins ea)

Top Junior Female Cup

Top Junior Female

Tessa Clinton

Mabee Cup

Top Junior Male

Will Mason

Hayman Rosebowl

Most Helpful Senior Member

Dan Bush

George Gair Family Cup

The family that reflects & inspires Wakatere values

Bush Family (Daniel, Sara-Jane, Elizabeth)

Wakatere Paddle

Top Female Sailor

Greta Pilkington

Yachtsperson of the Year

Most Meritorious Skipper

Josh Armit, Greta Pilkington, Lukas Walton-Keim

John Brooke Memorial Trophy

International Representation

Gordon Sims

WBC Commodore Award

Outstanding Member Achievement

Amanda Michel


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