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Lewisporte Yacht Club Annual Awards

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Cruising Compass | Sailors | Good Samaritan | Club Duck | Stiff Rope | Uncharted Rock | Boo-Boo


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The Cruising Compass Award: [top]

The purpose of this award is to encourage coastal cruising. This award is to be presented to a resident member Skipper and/or member crew who have traveled the furthest distance on a scheduled season pleasure voyage originating from, and terminating at, the Lewisporte Yacht Club.

The criteria for this award is:

a) Pleasure voyage must originate from and terminate at the Lewisporte Yacht Club during the boating season June 1 – September 30.
b) Distance is calculated at A to B distance allowing for diversions in course around headlands and major islands and other like obstacles. (The distance traveled in visiting every cove, bay, tickle, sound or gut along the way is not calculated in the total distance).
c) Supporting documentation such as Log books, dated digital photographs or GPS tracks may be required for verification.
d) A person can only win this award once every five years.
e) One way or delivery voyages are not eligible.

The winner is to be selected by an Awards committee of one or more members appointed each year by the club executive and the Committee is to be chaired by the Fleet Captain.

Sailors Award: [top]

This Award is to recognize and encourage participation in the boating life particularly for, but not exclusive to, new boaters. This Award is to be presented annually to a member of the Club. The member can be a skipper or crew member of a keel boat or power boat. The winner is to be selected by a committee of one or more members appointed each year by the club executive and the Committee is to be chaired by the Fleet Captain. The Committee will award the trophy to a member who ‘has become a sailor’, considering the following points and others they may feel fitting:

a) May be a person new to boating or newly accepting of boating responsibility as a skipper or member of a crew.
b) Ability to operate a boat under trying conditions.
c) Ability to be a useful sailor.
d) To have achieved an acceptable standard in both pilotage and seamanship.
e) To have exercised the above skill and suffered some degree of cold, wetness and hardship without undue complaint.

As this award indicates that the recipient has attained an acceptable level of competency, it is not expected that it will be awarded to the same person more than once. In the event that the Committee feels that no member has qualified in any one year, no award is to be made. Nominations with details will be accepted at any time during the boating season.

Good Samaritan Award: [top]

Awarded to a person or persons who provide significant assistance to a distressed sailor or vessel. Such assistance would not be in the normal duties of the person providing assistance. Some examples may be; providing a tow, providing fuel, rescuing a person in the water, pulling a vessel off a shoal or a lee shore etc. Reporting of good deeds to the club executive is encouraged. The Awards committee will also look after this award.

FUN AWARDS

CLUB DUCK AWARD: [top]

Any adult member in good standing, who shall unintentionally fall into the water from a boat, dock, wharf or float resulting in a minimum wetting of both feet up to the ankles, shall be eligible for the Club Duck. In case of a questionable circumstance, the Fleet Captain and his Awards Committee shall be the sole and final judges in the matter. Nominations may be made to the Fleet Captain at anytime during the boating season up to October 15th.. Anonymous nominations may be made if verifying facts are included. Photographs are most helpful.

STIFF ROPE AWARD: [top]

Any adult member in good standing, who shall request and/or accept a tow, or fuel in lieu of a tow, for his boat from any other craft, tug or water craft of any kind, shall be eligible for the Stiff Rope Award, except for a pre-planned tow from permanent moorage to a place of repair work. In case of a questionable circumstance, the Fleet Captain and his committee shall be the sole and final judges in the matter. Photographs are helpful!

UNCHARTED ROCK AWARD: [top]

Any adult member in good standing, who shall have to change the propeller on his boat, inboard or outboard, resulting from hitting any fixed submerged object, or who has left a bottom paint sample on a shoal in the bay (otherwise known as running aground), shall be eligible for his/her name appearing on the Uncharted Rock club trophy. In case of questionable circumstances, the Fleet Captain and his committee shall be the sole and final judges in the matter. Anonymous tips are accepted but must be accompanies by date, time and location information. (Photographic proof is a really good thing!)

BOO-BOO AWARD: [top]

Any adult member in good standing who shall commit a faux pas relative to boating in any and all circumstances shall be eligible for the Boo-Boo Award. In case of a questionable circumstance the Fleet Captain and his committee shall be the sole and final judges in the matter. Photographs are helpful.

Some possible criteria for this award:

a) A humorous event or series of events, or otherwise, which generally end happily.
b) A club member may only win this trophy once.
c) The newest winner(s) must attach a suitable memento of their mishap to the Boo-Boo Trophy.
d) As a further reward, the current recipient has the following year to observe and select the new winner from the many foibles of LYC members.

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