31   Penmaen Plate

The ISORA “Penmaen Plate” is a a trophy dedicated to a past Chairman of ISORA, Anthony Jones, and award to a  member that has most exhibited the “Spirit of ISORA”.

Read the History of the Trophy here in Afloat by WM Nixon

The trophy was originally presented to Pwllheli Sailing Club by N V Smith as an annual award for outstanding seamanshipand. However, the trophy was rededicated to past Chairman of ISORA, Anthony Jones, of Penmaen Pwllheli and in recent years has been awarded by ISORA to persons who have best displayed the spirit of ISORA

Recent winners are as follows (but see the link below for a full list of winners dating back to 1966):

Year  Winner Citation
2018 Darryl Hughes Maybird - 'Endeavor to Persevere' - this is Maybird a Gaff Rigged 1937 Ketch - still competing when all others have finished!
2017 Charlene Howard Raced “AJ Wanderlust” very consistently all year, often two handed and being based in the Isle of Man faced the greatest number of deliveries. Indeed Charlene and her crew even sailed over for the awards Dinner! Awesome.
2016 Derek Matthews Commodore of RDYC In recognition of his assistance to ISORA.
2015 Simon Byrne Crew on Yahtzee - for his race reporting > see here
2014 Liam Coyne and Brian Flahive Successful Round Britain & Ireland Race two-handed class winners
2013 Kuba Szymanski Polished Manx
2012 M Creedon Sarnia
2011 J Roberts Quite Correct
2010 R Mossop Yahtzee

The 'Penmaen Plate' presented by Owena Jones to Kuba for the Spirit of ISORA 2013 

updated 6th December 2018


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