MEMBERS of the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club recently held their annual prize-giving at their clubhouse in Rhu.

The evening started with an informative talk by the club archivist Jon Reid on the near 200 year history of club prizes, a talk which was followed by the dinner and presentation of awards.

Notable among this year’s winners was the club’s Olympian, Anna Burnet, who won the Hilda Teacher Trophy in recognition of the silver medal she won in Tokyo in August alongside John Gimson in the Nacra 17 multi-hull category.

Anna was unable to attend the event in person, but her prize was collected by her mother, Louise.

A new award was presented this year in memory of the late Mike Hardey, with the Hardey Memorial Quaich for the best contribution to coastal rowing at the club being presented to Andy Jones.

Club commodore Jim Rogers said: “Our last prize-giving was a virtual event, so it was a pleasure to have members and prize-winners attend in person.”

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