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 TCYC Awards

Sailor of the Year

The Sailor of the Year Cup is awarded annually to the sailor who turns in the best performance over a trio of diverse sailing challenges including a regatta race, a single-handed race and a double-handed long-distance challenge race, with each individual event run in any boat of the sailor’s choosing.

The trophy was inaugurated in 2010, coinciding with the first year the Sailor of the Year challenge was held.

Past Winners:

2015 - Phil DeGeller
2014 - Kevin Dempsey
2013 - Stephen Snell
2012 - Simon Hill
2011 - Simon Hill
2010 - Tim Coughlin





Doug Morrison New Years Day Memorial Cup

The Doug Morrison New Years Day Memorial Cup was created in 2010 and is awarded each year to the TCYC boat that wins the annual TCYC New Years Day race.

Doug Morrison was a marine lawyer, and was a friend and crewmember to many TCYC boats including Lodestar, Fancy Free and Presto. He loved sail racing and one of the things he loved best was jib trim, reveling in getting the sail drawing just right. Doug died doing what he loved best, trimming the jib during the start sequence for 2010 Spring Regatta aboard Marhenah.

Prior to his death, Doug had railed against the anchored “Le Mans” start that TCYC implemented for the New Years Day Race, and said he’d never race in such an event. But when he was convinced to come out and try it, he had a grand time and decided it was a good idea after all. This trophy is awarded in memory of Doug’s love of a well-trimmed sail, and his willingness to try – and change his mind about – one of TCYC’s just-a-little-different races.

Past Winners:

2015 - Broos, Bruce McClacherty
2014 - Woodstock, Achilles Dolhaine
2013 - Aqua Perla, Viggo Lisson
2012 - Slingshot, Kevin Dempsey
2011 - No race
2010 - Woodstock, Achilles Dolhaine







Summer Shorts

The Summer Shorts Overall Trophy is awarded to TCYC boat that wins overall in TCYC’s annual Summer Shorts series.

Past Winners:

Division 1:
2014 - Senza, Ernie Fiedler
2014 - Lithium, Tim Coughlin
2013 - Senza, Ernie Fiedler
2012 - Senza, Ernie Fiedler
2011 - Senza, Ernie Fiedler
2010 - J, Rick Fowler
2009 - Senza, Ernie Fiedler
2008 - Senza, Ernie Fiedler
2006 - Whee Factor
2005 - Pegasus, G Furseth
2004 - Rhumbline
2000 - Alden Baron

Division 2:
2015 - Slingshot, Kevin Dempsey
2014 - Slingshot, Kevin Dempsey
2013 - Slingshot, Kevin Dempsey
2012 - Slingshot, Kevin Dempsey
2011 - Volare, Michael Whately
2006 - Mystic
2005 - Makai, Tim Coughlin
2004 - Makai, Tim Coughlin
1999 - Intuit 3, Keith Sangster & Debbie Gittins
1998 - Avanti, G. Storch
1997 - Avanti, G. Storch
1996 - Avanti, G. Storch


Crash Pad Cup

The Crash Pad Cup is awarded annually to the boat with the most outstanding overall record of combined attendance and performance. The trophy was donated to the club by T. Mueller and is one of TCYC’s longest-standing original trophies, having been awarded annually since 1982.

Past Winners:

2015 -
2014 - Slingshot, Kevin Dempsey
2013 - Aqua Perla, Viggo Lisson
2012 - Senza, Ernie Fiedler
2011 - Presto, John Bassingthwaite
2010 “J” Rick Fowler
2009 “Team Lithium” Tim Coughlin
2008 “Fancy Free” Ian Lloyd
2007 “Zoe” Rick Fowler
2006 “Zoe” Rick Fowler
2005 “Pegasus” Gerry Furseth
2004 “Makai” Timothy Coughlin
2003 “Intuit 3″ Keith Sangster, Debbie Gittins
2002 “Pegasus” Gerry Furseth
2001 “Mumbles II” Trevor Jenkins
2000 “Intuit 3″ Keith Sangster, Debbie Gittins
1999 “Intuit 3″ Keith Sangster, Debbie Gittins
1998 “Hoi Polloi” Ted Pierson
1997 “Ultimatum” Neil Cockburn
1996 “Wildfire” N. Cockburn
1995 “Thorgrim” Donald Munro
1994 “Intuit 3″ D. Gittins, K. Sangster
1993 “Wildfire” Neil Cockburn
1992 Ernie Fiedler
1991 “Arcades Ambo” R. Garf
1988 “Manana” C. Lees
1987 “Avanti” G. Storch
1986 “Intuit Again” Keith Sangster
1985 “Summer Dawn” Gerry Gailey
1984″Sine” Roy Hossack
1983 “Sitka” J. Timmerman, T. Mayes
1982 “Pretender” G. McGlashan


David Jordan Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Contributions to TCYC

The David Jordan Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to honour a member who has made an outstanding contribution to the Tiddly Cove.

David Jordan was a member of TCYC from 1976 until his death in 1986. He was a member of the executive for three years. He was Commodore in 1979. David was a quiet gracious type who consistently worked behind the scenes to make the club a success. By honouring members who themselves make outstanding contributions to the club, this trophy commemorates David’s own commitment. It was fabricated by member Barry Clarke.

Past Winners:

2015 -
2014 - Heather Sloat
2013 - Kevin Dempsey
2012 - Stephen Snell
2011 - Ian Lloyd
2010 - Ellen Flowler
2009 - Rob Murray
2008 - Niko Lourotos
2007 - Roy Mitchell
2006 - Tim Coughlin
2005 - Ernie Fiedler
2004 - Phil de Geller
2003 - Gord Wylie
2002 - Penny Bax
2001 - Glen Mitchel
2000 - Duart & Jan Snow
1999 - Don & Liz McLean
1998 - Ernie Fiedler
1997 - John Bassingwaighte
1996 - Michelle James
1995 - Carl Eden
1994 - Bernie Agg
1993 - Wally Raepple
1992 - Barry & Margaret Clarke
1991 - Gerry Gailey

1990 - John Bassingwaighte
1989 - Barb Storch
1988 - Graham McGlashan
1987 - Sam Patton
1986 - Ed Estlin



Division 1 Championship

The Division 1 Champion Trophy is awarded annually to the overall fleet champion boat in Division 1, based on combined performance in five of TCYC’s major annual races (New Years Day, Spring Tuneup, Passage Island Race, English Bay Scramble and Last Chance Regatta).

The trophy was inaugurated in 2010, replacing the Performance Class Trophy.

Past Winners:

2015 -SENZA, Ernie Fielder
2014 - Windy Feat, Stephen Snell
2013 - Aqua Perla, Viggo Lisson
2012 - Senza, Ernie Fiedler
2011 - Krikkit, Simon Hill
2010 - Lithium, Tim Coughlin



Division 2 Championship

The Division 2 Champion Trophy is awarded annually to the overall fleet champion boat in Division 2, based on combined performance in five of TCYC’s major annual races (New Years Day, Spring Tuneup, Passage Island Race, English Bay Scramble and Last Chance Regatta).

The trophy was inaugurated in 2010, replacing the Martin and Marion Vanderwood Trophy, Cruising Class.

Past Winners:

2015 - Mast Transit, Phil DeGeller
2014 - Slingshot, Kevin Dempsey
2013 - Slingshot, Kevin Dempsey
2012 - Slingshot, Kevin Dempsey
2011 - Pinnacal, Ted Sharplin
2010 - Pinnacal, Ted Sharplin




Bill Wood Sailpast Trophy

The Bill Wood Sailpast Race Trophy is awarded each year to the boat that wins the annual TCYC sailpast race.

Bill Wood was a member of TCYC from 1981 until his death in 1990. He was an active racer in his Yamaha 33 “IOA NINJA”. Bill died in his West Vancouver home on sail past day, May 12, 1990. This trophy, a painting entitled “Windward Mark” by TCYC member Ian Tacy, has been given to the winning boat in the sail past fun race since 1991, in memory of a great guy with a great love of the fun and enjoyment to be had from our sport.

Past Winners:

2015 - Krikkit, Simon Hill
2014 - Broos, Bruce McClacherty
2013 - Windy Feat, Stephen Snell
2012 - Pinnical, Ted Sharplin
2011 - Raven, Ian Lloyd
2010 - Urban Daisy
2009 - Urban Daisy
2008 - Broos
2007 - Broos
2006 - Urbanwell
2005 - Senza
2004 - Makai
2003 - Lodestar
2002 - Urban Well
2001 - Prime Interest
2000 - Sassy
1999 - Broos
1998 - Broos
1997 - Sunspot
1996 - Wildfire
1995 - Broos (flying sails) and Brandy (No Flying Sails)
1994 - Broos
1993 - Sanook
1992 - Broos
1991 - Harwar


English Bay Scramble Valhalla Cup

The Valhalla Cup is awarded annually to the fastest boat overall in the Tiddly Cove English Bay Scramble.


Past Winners:

2015 - Fortissimo, Chris Ladd
2014 - BlowOut, Ian Dube
2013 - Rhumbline, Martina Sonderhoff
2012 - Marhenurh 4, Richard Wealick
2011 - Salty Trowsers, Matt Wagstaff
2010 - Fortissimo, Chris Ladd
2009 - Blade Runner, Bruce Maxwell
2008 - Absolute Kaos, Reigh North
2007 - Broos, Bruce McClacherty/J.Roos
2006 - Phantom, Andre Wojcieszek

Log Boom Award

The Log Boom Award was conceived as a reward for not quite succeeding. This is as opposed to all other trophies presented in Tiddly Cove, which are for winning.

The Log Boom Award was named and initially presented for the all-too-common action which occurs when rafting to a log boom: falling off the boom.

The Log Boom Award was never intended to single out individuals for their unfortunate incidents, but rather to inject a little humour into sailing and racing, which at times is taken far too seriously. In this tone, very few rules are required to adminster the awarding and upkeep of this trophy:

The non-rules are:

  1. The trophy is to be awarded for a humorous event or series of events, or otherwise, which generally ends happily.
  2. A club member may only win this trophy once.
  3. The newest winner(s) must attach a suitable memento of their mishap to the Log Boom Trophy.
  4. As a further reward, the current recipient has the following year to observe and select the new winner from the foibles of many of TCYC members.

To protect the innocent (or is that the guilty) names of past winners will not be printed.




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