AJAX N23 ASSOCIATION† CHAIRMANíS REPORT FOR NATIONAL AGM
CHAIRMAN:††††††††††††††††††††††††† SECRETARY:†††††††††††††††††††††††† TREASURER:
Cedric Thomas†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Simone Kennett††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† David Liddington
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The South West Fleet is very much looking forward to welcoming several members of the East Coast Fleet to the National Championships to be held at St Mawes between the 14 Ė 16 July.† Much effort was put into trying for a week-end nearer Falmouth Week, but this was not to be.† David Mathewson has been elected Chairman/Class Captain of the South-West fleet with Simone Kennett as Secretary Ė an able pairing as Iím sure you will agree.
There have been three changes of ownership in the SW since last season.† We welcome Mike Evans and Keith Hughes with Kittiwake and Richard Hitchings with Diomedes to the fleet and Richard & Jenny Bown with Pintail back to the fleet.
I have the 2005 Minutes to hand and one thing in particular that ought to be resolved once and for all at our AGM is the future of the Ajax Mould.† My feeling is that it is becoming a millstone around the Associationís neck. We need to talk about one-design principles too.† One or two members have been expressing their unease at various modifications taking place on boats.† Are the measurement committee members as active as they might be?† Any boat having a major re-fit e.g. a new mast should be thoroughly checked over.
The SouthWest Championships saw 20 boats entered.† We were delighted that 3 East Coast made the journey and stayed on for Falmouth Week.† Results:
1st ATHENA David Liddington;† 2nd NEMESIS Bob Edwards; 3rd AMALTHEA Roger Wood
The St Mawes SC Club Series racing on Thursdays and Sundays was won by AMALTHEA sailed by Roger and Claire Wood in their first year in the Class.
The East Coast Results for 2005 are as follows:
Spring Series:† 1st
AVOCET†† Doug Sharps 2nd GUILLEMOT† David
Mayne/Kelvin Douglas††††††††† 3rd
Summer Series: 1st GUILLEMOT David Mayne/Kelvin Douglas† 2nd
Autumn Series:1st AVOCET Doug Sharps 2nd PEGASUS† David Kerridge 3rd† GANNET† Bob Tate