27th October 2017 | racing | 4 Comments After the final Race of the 2017 season, an awards ceremony was held in the Chipstead Sailing Club clubhouse covering both the Spring and Summer Racing Series. Certificates which recognised the “Qualified Status” of those WS Racers who had participated in at least 5 Races of each series. Special certificates were awarded to the 3rd, 2nd and 1st placed Racers of each series. Some special awards were also handed out in recognition of an individual’s contribution and commitment to WS Racing over the 2107 season. A bottle of champagne, donated by an anonymous visitor who had been impressed by the whole WS set-up, was enjoyed by the Racers after the Awards ceremony. The Spring Series Results 1st Kim Sparkes – 303 2nd Mike Blatchford – Liberty/Martin 3rd Peter Gregory – 2.4m Qualifiers (in finishing order*) David Mason; Peter Wagner; Ann Frewer; Fay Watson; Mark Cayzer; Brain Mac; Andy Wallace; Steve Farmer; Bill Garry; and Paul Hagan. The Summer Series Results 1st David Mason – 2.4m 2nd Kim Sparkes – 303 3rd Mike Blatchford – Liberty/Martin Qualifiers (in finishing order*) Fay Watson; Peter Gregory; Mark Cayzer; Martin Norman; Rachel Ibbotson; Peter Wagner; Steve Farmer; Keith Eeles; Lisa Holland; Malcolm Hill; Brain Mac; Bill Garry; and Louise Fisher. *The detail of all the results can be seen on the Racing/Series Overall Results tab of this website. Special Awards Peter Wagner for Publicity. His article in the Tunbridge Wells local paper resulted in a number of people coming to Wealden Sailiability sessions. Fay Watson for being the ONLY racer (of 27) who had a 100% Racing Record over the 26 races of the season. Jessica and Leonard for helming a Stratos in Summer Race 13 after a very short time sailing! Here are some photos of the awards ceremony (with thanks to our fully paid-up member of the Bromley paparazzi, Bob Fisher! David Louise David Peter Fay Brian Mac Andy Peter Mike Keith Lisa Mike Kim David again! Peter again! Fay again! Leonard and Jessica We hope you will all have a safe and comfortable winter. Until April 2018 (and Happy Christmas)!