August 23, 2017
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  • 2009 Annual Awards

    (News - 26th October, 2009)

    2009 Awards presented at the Annual Meeting:

    1. Commodore’s Award for Volunteerism –Randy Rice
    Given to a member or members who have worked tirelessly in support of club activities and programs. –  5 years of dedicated work and retiring from the Board, Randy had so many projects one day he managed all three, roofs, crush stone, and curbing. I was there to take the pictures(see photos on web site). Randy spent so many nice days shingling the club house and so much more. He organized a wonderful group of club house volunteers this year. Randy has promised to keep contributing after retiring from the Board

    2. Heritage Award.  – Sue Hadlock
    Awarded to the member, who by good seamanship, an adventurous spirit, a willingness to share knowledge and an abiding love of the sea, has promoted boating in a way that honors the values that Bill Hadlock embodied in his life. – Rob Tasiey covered a number of Sue’s enthusastic trips on the bay, not to mention she “summered over” on her boat this year.  
    3. Sportsmanship Award  -Nat Henshaw
    Awarded to a member whose enthusiasm for the Club is demonstrated on and off the race course.
    We all know Nat is a competitor. This award is not for flying spinnaker’s up side down or starboard tacking Bill Full appropriately, or for picking up so many crew members right off the dock and getting so many members and guest out sailing at the spur of the moment. It’s for all these reasons and Nat’s  “spirit” for sailing that his “crew” more than anyone  else can understand!
    4. Offshore Trophy: Cameron Grillo
    Awarded to the sailor or sailors with the best offshore race finish and/or who navigate blue water flying the HYC burgee - Who has heard of Auckland, NZ. up to Opua and or a sail over to New Caledonia, Vanuatu and, or finally across the Coral Sea to Cairns on to the Great Barrier reef in Australia. horizins were hugely expanded during his three months sailing with Nat and Betsy White. Nat White Stated “Cam is a fine sailor and was a great help aboard BAHATI during some challenging passages! He also learned to do some deep-sea trolling and filleted his first mahi-mahi almost as big and probably as old as he is!! Cam is comfortable up the rig, under the boat and under any sailing conditions. He is not afraid to handle sails in rough conditions and yet he is careful not to take unnecessary risks”. BAHATI and HYC members say cheers all round for Cameron!Cam’s.net/bahatihttp://www.

    Life Membership: The Board has nominated and passed the following for Life Membership.

    Dick Bowen: was a Board Member for several years, commodore 1979-1981. Dick was involved in areas of the club including a major force behind promoting the interclubs . Dick and his wife as being very involved in the sailing program for many years He was very involved with the building of the present clubhouse after the old shack was washed out. Back when he was racing his Ensign “Railroad”. His enthusiasm for the Club and his sportsmanship, on and off the water, has always been notable. I believe he is very deserving of this honor.

    Widgery Thomas: The Thomas Family came to South Freeport in the summer of 1965 in Andiamo towing our turnabout “Snap”. That summer the family lived in the boathouse next to HYC. This started his involvement in all aspects of HYC. Widgery served on the board and was commodore in 1970. Widgery changed from power to sail as his love of sailing grew. Patience, Quickstep, and Cockle came and went. Cockle was his favorite and his only winning boat. He won the Friendship sloop regatta. Widgery shared his love of the Maine coast and sailing with the family spending one and two week cruises every summer.  He took great pleasure in having a good “white knuckle” sail.