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(Please don’t yawn while you read it’s not very polite).\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNow you correspondent has been to lots of these ceremonies at many different clubs, for both annual dinners and sailing Championships but in his experience a Dittisham Dinner is unique.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYou know how your heart sinks and your dinner starts to well up when the top man gets up and says “Ladies and Gentlemen it gives me great pleasure……?” Your mind says “It might be about to give you great pleasure mate, but I should have taken the opportunity to nip to the loo two minutes ago!”\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWell at a Dittisham Do you never quite know what will happen.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI mean, you know there will be a bar, and drinks, and dinner and some silverware to hand out and lots of applause and general jollification.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhat you can’t be sure of, unless you are the type of nerd who maintains his own private results spread-sheet, is who has won the overall championships, who will the special discretionary awards will go to and who might the Commodore single out for singular honours and special thanks if anybody?\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe lovely thing about this traditional evening out is that even after fifty years or so there don’t seem to be any long-standing traditions.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTake the venue. The village hall for some years, a local pub on other occasions and, this year and last, the very fine ball-room at the Seven Stars. (Much too grand for a bunch of dinghy sailors you might think but they scrub up quite well and wet-suits were expressly forbidden in the invitation.)\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThen the format. Some years the prize-giving is accompanied by a history lesson on the origin of the individual trophies, other years it’s been a rapid run through and back to the bar and, more recently there’s been a bit of a cabaret comprising mildly disparaging doggerel about the vagaries of the various fleets and some hilarious party-pieces.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis year, before the main prize-giving, the Commodore again broke with tradition by presenting the out-going Commodore Richard Hayes and his wife Mary, the past and current Social secretary, with a fine decanter to mark their selfless (they don’t even race) devotion to running the club for three years. For the whole of that time in addition to Commodorely duties they’ve been filling the stomachs of hungry sailors on too many occasions to count with their famous fattening feasts. (All you can eat for £3, enough to quite put you off the Sunday lunch that was waiting for you when you got home!).\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHe then brought a lump to the throat of your otherwise totally un-embarrassable correspondent by presenting him with an illustrated bound volume of all the reports he had contributed to this very newspaper during 2016.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOn then to the prize-giving itself. This year (2016 season) the honours were wonderfully evenly spread among the fleets and competitors. So much so that the Honorary Sailing Secretary claimed that he had put everyone’s name in a hat and drawn them out in random order, (though no-one believed him). With no less than twenty-six pieces of silver to distribute, some that would cost a truly staggering amount to replicate, there is no room here to list all the series and special event awards.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe highlights were the presentations to the fleet champions.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJames Dodd prevailed over the PY fleet (in spite of complaining that Phantom sailors never win anything), Martin Ely was crowned Lord of the Lasers while Bob Thomas became Solo Supremo and also, greatest honour of all, was awarded the Booth Cup as Champion of Champion for the best performance in all the major series of the entire season.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe ceremonials concluded with awards to best-all rounder, Paul Mogridge, outstanding contribution from a lady member, Anna Chrystie and, for frequently volunteering to help crew the Safety boats during the season, the best crew award went to Raoul Fereday.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe evening was delightfully rounded off by two, mercifully short, cabaret items. First up, a pair of lady Streakers. (No, nothing like that, do you mind? This was in the Seven Stars Ballroom in Totnes not Twickenham and the Steakers in question sail boats of that name and were laying down a stern warning to the other fleets if they were foolish enough to get in their way on the start line or in port and starboard confrontations).\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e And finally, the very successful 14 strong ladies group, know as the Dittisham Belles, were serenaded with the world premiere of a song called, appropriately enough, “The Belles The Belles”, by a musically challenged cross-dressing trio who said they were called “The Deci-Belles”. (Though their disguises were not too convincing and their rumoured appearance on The Voice should only be treated as Fake News.)\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll the right people were thanked by the Commodore, applauded to the rafters by the 80 or so guests, and everyone left feeling they had had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://www.dittishamsc.org.uk/Portals/10/Race%20Results/Trophy%20List%202016.pdf\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http://www.dittishamsc.org.uk/Portals/10/Race%20Results/Trophy%20List%202016.pdf\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eClick here for a list of the 2016 Prizewinners\u003c/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"PageURL":"https://www.dittishamsc.org.uk/Cms/Spaces/ABOUT/Social?version=2","AllVersions":[{"ID":317,"Name":"v1 - Social - Roy Pryor - 20/11/2019 16:21"},{"ID":318,"Name":"v2 - Social - Roy Pryor - 20/11/2019 16:23"}],"Comments":[],"UpdatedComments":[],"Spaces":[],"IsWatching":false,"LastViewTime":null,"CanEdit":false,"CanPublish":false,"CanComment":false,"CanReadComments":false,"CanModerateComments":false,"CanLike":false,"CanWatch":false}