Sailing club celebrates success

Ananya and Aditi Mehta, Novice Cup SUS-140112-100644001
Ananya and Aditi Mehta, Novice Cup SUS-140112-100644001

The Adur Centre Sailing Club celebrated yet another successful year at its A.G.M. and Awards Presentation evening in November.

Over thirty Royal Yachting Association certificates were presented to the young members by special guest Katie Sellar. Herself a former member of the Adur Centre Sailing Club, Katie has just achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Nautical Science from Plymouth University and she took time to relate some of the experiences and adventures which formed part of her studies. She also expressed her thanks to the Club for the experiences that helped guide her career choice.

Presentations of shields and trophies were also made to young members. The Novice Cup for the best First Season Sailor was awarded to Aditi Mehta whilst her younger sister Ananya was Runner Up. The Kolmi Shield was presented to Alfie Gee as the Best Sailor of the season whilst Orla Mohammed was presented with a new shield, the Tucknott Trophy. This will be presented annually to the person who has made an outstanding contribution to the Club and celebrates the contribution and commitment made by Ted Tucknott.

Ted founded the Adur Boat Club in 1975 and during the years he and his wife Janette have seen many faces and dinghies pass their horizon. However, after thirty-nine years Ted feels it is time for shore leave and has passed the helm to the new Chairman, Ian Brownbill. The Club continues the traditions established by Ted and Janette, namely, a day excursion out to sea, a trip upriver to Cuckoos Corner and the residential weekend at Cobnor Activities Centre, as well as the Sunday sail training sessions.

The Adur Centre Sailing Club will open its doors again for a new season next March and new members are always welcome. Details are available from the Adur Activities Centre or the Club’s website,

Report and pictures contributed by Chris Lane.