Yacht club honours dedicated volunteers

Joseph Bulmer

THE dedication of two long serving members was highlighted at the North Devon Yacht Club’s annual meeting by its Commodore David Graham.

He presented an Ian Hudson watercolour with brass inscription to Richard Stone of Instow, who has for many years been the club’s race officer.

David also announced there will be a Richard Stone Tankard, presented annually to the Officer of the Day who volunteers to take Richard’s place and organise the racing for the club’s annual open week.

The date of next year’s open week was announced as August 12 to 17.

Tony Pratt of Barnstaple was also recognised for his many years as Rear Commodore and as an instructor. He was presented with a lifetime membership of the club and was promptly re-elected to the committee for another year.