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Thursday, 26th July 2018

Stirrer of the Year, Don Cameron with this crew


The 2018 Stirrer Award was announced at the Annual Ball on Saturday 21 July.

Commodore Rob Davis’ description of the winner was:

  • He’s been a member for nearly 18 years and has owned several keelboats in that time.
  • He loves his boat, races it extensively and has provided opportunities for many people, young & old, to experience sailing on a high performance, fun and sporty boat… He is a true advocate of the sport of yachting.
  • In recent times, this passion for the sport has lead him to take action in challenging the decisions and requirements of our club committees and administrators… But this has been with the best of intentions, and has indeed provided a different & valid perspective for the club to re-assess its position. 
  • He has been known to use social media as his particular “vocal” platform, which I might say in this day and age is a perfectly acceptable reality of how we communicate.
  • Overall, he is an enthusiastic and cheerful person who just passionately enjoys his sailing & club… The sort of member we encourage!

And with that Rob announced this year’s winner of the Club Stirrers award as Don Cameron.

Don was chuffed to receive the award and the main thing that stood out in his acceptance speech was how much he loves SYC.

Congratulations Don!