Club members Graham & Alan Hoy, Mike Foster and Tim & Lucy Riley joined me at a champagne reception and award ceremony at the London Boat Show this evening as I picked up the award on behalf of the club for Y&Y Club of the Year 2014 as voted by readers of Yachts & Yachting magazine. Five clubs were shortlisted for the award and readers then voted from the shortlist. Thanks to Oli Southgate who originally submitted a nomination for the club. The shortlist was selected on of efforts of encouraging new members, racing triumphs and inclusive training schemes. This was an unexpected welcome surprise and recognition of the efforts of very many members who contribute so much to the cadet and training activities, organising the racing and also to recruitment of new members.