Keith Carey Memorial Shield.
Sunday 13th September marked the day we chose to remember and honour our former chairman Keith Carey using the donated shield for the club to vote for its favourite model boat within the club. There was a good turn out with 13 members in attendance. The day was excellent with over 18 boats to see, everything from warships to lifeboats to harbour launches and cabin cruisers. The members in attendance were asked to choose their three favourite models and vote anonymously on the preprinted voting slips. The range of models made it a very difficult choice.
The event started at 09:30 am, the voting began at 11:30am and finished at 12:30pm with good natured competition amongst the competitors. Alan Burgess again showed his Skeleton Crew boat and his Loyal Mediator. Ron and Sheila Kingdon again had the largest model sailing in their HMS Duke of York battleship.
Paul Millers was displaying his Cobra MTB. Bob Baker bought along his Harbour Launch, first time on the water. Nigel Marriott, had his unpronounceable Scandivanian research vessel HU Sverdrup II. Tony Howlett had an impressive lifeboat, Clive Beard brought his Clyde Puffer and a fast Jet Ski and Keith Gubbins produced no fewer than 4 boats.
With 2 more MTB’s, a Vosper and a Fairmile, 2 Narrow boats, a cabin cruiser and an RAF launch there was plenty of variety. Apologies if I have missed anyone.
The result was a very close run thing with the winning boat only just pipping the second boat. The results of the competition will be announced and the winners awarded at the club’s Christmas Dinner, we are all looking forward to the result and it will be kept a secret until the dinner-so if you want to know, come to the dinner.
I would like to thank all the club members for supporting this event and hope that next year we can get even more members and boats to attend. See you at the dinner with the results!
At the moment I have the pictures taken by Roger so let me have you pics and I will add them as and when.