John and Mavis Cup
For the fourth successive season the programme includes a race that is open to all members on the final Saturday of Training Week. There will also be a race for the trainees. Hopefully the weather will be kinder than last year when strong winds led to cancellation of the trainees' race.
High water is at 11:00pm. The members' race will start at 2:30pm. The trainees' race will start at approximately 2:36pm. Both races will be to the format of a Club Combined race ie one fleet (fast and slow not separated) and average lap time scoring. Trainee boats are to be given a wide berth by non-trainee boats; failure to keep clear will be penalised.
"The John Harmer Trophy" will be awarded to the winner of the members' race. The winner of the trainees' race will be awarded "The Mavis Harmer Trophy". The trophies, named in honour of John and Mavis Harmer (see below), will be presented at the barbecue (see below).
Some of the trainees will benefit from having an experienced helm as crew. If you are an experienced helm and would be willing to crew for a trainee in their race on Saturday 1st June, please contact Denise Bull, our Vice Commodore.
Why not make a day of it and stay for the End of Training barbecue which starts at 5:30pm? Burgers, sausages, a choice of salads and a dessert all for a mere £7 (£4 for cadets). To book, go to WebCollect by Thursday 30th May.
John and Mavis Harmer
Seafarers Sailing Club was founded in January 1961 by John Harmer who also served as the first Commodore. John, with his wife Mavis, moved to Canada in 1964. Although they never returned to the UK, John and Mavis remained in touch and observed with interest the development of the Club over more than five decades. They generously donated to Seafarers to help fund, for example, a replacement dinghy, the Honorary Members' board, the entrance "conservatory" and future renovations. Since John passed away in 2014, Mavis has continued to send donations; £500 recently received has brought the total to more than £5,000.
For more information on John and Mavis and the history of Seafarers, download the Golden Jubilee Booklet from the Archives pages of this website. If you prefer a hardcopy, you can pick one up from the clubhouse in exchange for a small donation to Club funds.
Last updated 3:04pm on 27 May 2019