2015 Annual General Meeting

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Thank you to all our members who attended the MSC AGM on Sunday. It was great to see so many people at the Club on a blustery winters day and taking an active interest in the progress of the Club over the past 12 months.

Along with the annual dinghy racing prizes, I was pleased to award the following prestigious prizes during the AGM:

  • Mamgu trophy for best log: Laura Ivermee for her entertaining account of Woozle Hunter’s participation in the 2015 Fastnet race
  • Barograph trophy for outstanding committment to MSC: Peter Ward for his drive and inspiration in organising the first cruiser autumn racing series
  • Seamanship trophy: Tim Wood for his 8000-mile epic journey across the Atlantic in a Saddler 34
  • Commodore’s Plate: Jason Clarke as an inspirational young cadet

As well as the formal AGM business, I had the opportunity to present some extra items to the membership, including our plans to apply for a Sport England Inspired Facilities grant of £75k. This is to support the development of a major clubhouse extension to enable expansion of our training capabilities and to provide accessible storage for club dinghy equipment. I also informed the audience of the Board’s recent update to the Club Ambitions document which sets our key ambitions for the foreseeable future and directs future development.

Further information is available here:

Wishing you all a relaxing winter and all the best for the festive period.

Michaela Dowley
Commodore

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Michaela is the Commodore of Marconi Sailing Club and she sails either a Laser Radial or Tornado Sport.

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