Photo Competition 2023

Club News, Photo Galleries | December 18th, 2023 | No comments yet

Posted by: Website Admin

On 13 December we held our annual photo competition. This is always an opportunity to see where members have sailed, with the club or otherwise, and what they’ve seen. Photos can be scenic, sunsets, action, relaxation, wildlife, basically anything maritime taken in the last year.  Members can enter up to four photos.

The winners, first second and third, are decided by the members attending on the night who can vote for up to 5 photos that they like the most. For the record, as it came up so we democratically decided it,  people are not allowed to vote for their own photos.   There are no preset judging criteria, the winners are simply the ones liked by the most people.

This year we added a further twist. All the photographers were listed and one photo from each was included in a shortened selection; those present then had to guess the photographer and the one who identified the most also won prize.

14 members submitted 46 photos (same as last year) in total. We show the winners first below, then scroll down to see all the entries

The honours went to:
First: Flying The Blues – Sian Brewster
Sian Brewster - Flying The Blues
















Second: Merlin Rockets On The Start Line At Salcombe – Trish Lloyd
Trish Lloyd - Merlin Rockets On The Start Line at Salcombe












Third: Corfu – Charles Hessey
Charles Hessey - Corfu











Trish Lloyd - Kocabahce near Bosborum, Turkey




The rest of the entries:

Trevor Rackley A sunny sail to Cowes

Trevor Rackley - Tucked in tight at Hamble

Trevor Rackley - It's not always sunny on the Med

Trevor Rackley - A boat full of Boaters

Simon Holloway - Sunset at Wells-Next-The-Sea

Simon Holloway - Drascombe Rally In The Marshes at Wells-Next-The Sea

Simon Holloway - Old Gaffers On Ullswater

Sian Brewster- Sunset


Sian Brewster - The Winning Team

Sian Brewster - Bimini Atoll


Roland O'Connor - Shallow Approach


Richard Formaston - Scotch Mist Richard Formaston - Red Sky At Night, Well You Know The Rest Richard Formaston - No Buoys, No Problem, Just Follow The Light! Ralph Evans -There's always another job to do! Ralph Evans -Spot the lighthouse

Ralph Evans -Happy Boaters Ralph Evans - Not A Cloud In The Sky Keith Grimshaw - Start Line Keith Grimshaw - Flying Along! Jill Phillips - Typical Greek Scenery

Jill Phillips - The Golden Man of Menai Jill Phillips - Spring Sailing Spirit Jill Phillips - Drying Time Greg Croydon Trainee Helm Greg Croydon Is my fender big enough

Greg Croydon - Studying the way home Greg Croydon - Behind you... Esther Rackley - I'm sure it was down there somewhere Esther Rackley Ali Baba's restaurant Chris Palmer HM Coastguard's Vic D relaxing on hoiday

Chris Palmer - Trying to sneak past Chris Palmer - Magicing up some fish Chris Palmer - Cool Britannia! Charles Hessey - Lighthouse in Roscoff

Charles Hessey - BB Crew Hanging On In F6-7 Alan Gilmour - Row the Boat Ashore Alan Gilmour - Lights out Alan Gilmour - Greece is the word Alan Gilmour - Go West

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