John Searle Award for restoration and launch

Major Boat Restorations

Awarded when restorations are put in the water. This award started as a plaque awarded to singificant restorations of an Atalanta, Titania, Fulmar or Atalanta 31. It became known as the John Searle award in 2004, in memory of the former AOA Vice Commodore who died on New Year’s in that year. John was an avid Fairey yacht fan and had many over the years, quite a few simulataneously.

wdt_IDTrophyYearAwarded ToSail No.BoatnameAward Details
wdt_IDTrophyYearAwarded ToSail No.BoatnameAward Details
1Coupe Bernard1961J StrubbeA48AtalaWinner Solent-Cherbourg Race
2Coupe Bernard1979KW RoweA30TrioWinner of Informal race on The Solent
3Coupe Bernard1980DG LovelockA102Atalanta MaryFor Organising the South Coast Rally
4Coupe Bernard1981JPB MourantA7Alouette de MerFor Journey from The Scillies to Gosport
5Coupe Bernard1982DMC BestF64Fairie QueenOrganising Southampton meeting
6Coupe Bernard1983CMAR RobertsF47PopeyeArticle “A Seagull Standing” 1983/84
7Coupe Bernard1984D & A LovelockA102Atalanta MaryOrganising South Coast Forum
8Coupe Bernard1985G ParkerA87GlobulinVisit to the Channel Isles
9Coupe Bernard1986no award
10Coupe Bernard1987D & A LovelockA102Atalanta MaryWiinner of Race from Poole to Cherbourg

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