Season’s achievements recognised at Hillarys Yacht Club AGM

Bryce Taylor and Bart Brouwer with their awards.
Bryce Taylor and Bart Brouwer with their awards.

HILLARYS Yacht Club held its AGM on Sunday to receive reports from the officers and to acknowledge significant achievements for season 2017-18.

Bryce Taylor hasn’t been in the Laser 4.7 class very long but already has shown great progress.

He was placed third in the HYC Sail Easter Regatta, the Royal Perth Mini Series and came third in the State Championships.

Bryce was named junior sport star for the season.

Todd Giraudo and crew member David White are no strangers to success sailing the yacht Kraken, a Sunfast 3600 in double handed races.

This year they sailed the boat to Melbourne to compete in the race to Hobart where they were placed second on IRC (International Racing Certificate).

This was the lead-up to the 5500nm race from Melbourne to Osaka in Japan which took 33 days and saw them come second on IRC – a remarkable achievement given the size of the yacht, the distance and the cyclone weather.

Todd was the senior sport star for 2017-18.

The club person of the year was Bart Brouwer who recently retired as keelboat racing captain after five years of service.

Bart gives a helping hand in many areas of club life including dinghy race management, ocean marks recovery and club records.

He isn’t really retiring haven taken on the role of treasurer of the keel section.

He still finds time to sail and with friend Graham Atkinson won club champion in Covert Operation last season.