This trophy, awarded for outstanding service to the
Association, was sponsored by Mrs Margret Miller,
George and Marion Hurley’s elder daughter, on the
occasion of the 2016 ‘Bring Your Hurley Home’
celebration in Plymouth.
Sinclair receives the trophy from Chairman, Phil
HOA committee met at Poole Yacht Club on 4th
February to present Ian Sinclair with the
prestigious George Hurley Memorial Trophy.
Commenting after the meeting Tim Sharman said:"About
this time of year HOA would have been preparing
for an AGM, most frequently held in recent years
at the Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club.
However, since the decision at the 2019 AGM to
adopt a new approach to the operation of the
Association the AGM, as the principal
administrative meeting, is a thing of the past. Of
course the best bit of the AGM was always talking
boats with fellow Hurley enthusiasts over food and
drink – and that most definitely is NOT a thing of
the past! Your Committee members, Phil Kirby
(Chairman), Ian Sinclair (Treasurer), Nick Vass
(Facebook moderator) and Mike Carter (Webmaster) –
plus yours truly, a retired committee
member/’consultant’ (aka ‘here for social duties
only’) - met over coffee and lunch in the very
fine surroundings of the Poole Yacht Club, kindly
hosted by Mike. Our aim was to simply meet up as
sailing friends – swap stories, share what HOA is
looking like from each others perspectives and
consider what could be done to encourage and help
Hurley owners get added value from their boats by
connecting with each other. I’ll leave it to the
Committee to elaborate in due course on what may
be ahead. The most important part of our our
meeting was to award Ian Sinclair the George
Hurley Memorial Trophy in recognition of the
staunch and selfless support he has given to
members in the role of Treasurer and Membership
Secretary since 2011. Most will be unaware of the
large number of daily administrative tasks
involving payments and membership applications
which Ian handled in a smooth and highly efficient
way and which underpinned the viability and
effectiveness of the Association. Many congratulations and
thanks Ian!" And so say all of us. Click here
to see the certificate.
|At the 2019 AGM Tim Sharman (left) is presented with the George Hurley Memorial Trophy by Chairman, Phil Kirby. Phil explained that under Tim's 9 year chairmanship the Association had gone from strength to strength cullminating in the 2016 Bring Your Hurley Home rally in Plymouth. Additionally, his book, A History of Hurley Marine, co-authored with Nick Vass, has become the definitive reference for anyone interested in the history of Hurley boats.
At the 2018 AGM the George Hurley Memorial Trophy was awarded to Steve Dart for all his efforts and work involved in organising the Bring Your Hurley Home 2016 event. Presented by HOA Chairman Phil Kirby.
|The award of the George Hurley Memorial Trophy was first made in 2017 when four deserving candidates were identified.It was decided to share the award so each got a certificate but only John Udy got the trophy.
of his initiative in starting and establishing the Association
in 1998, beginning with simple letters in the yachting press,
and his efforts and diligence in growing the membership and acting
as the first membership secretary, treasurer and newsletter editor.
show Tim Sharman presenting the trophy to John at his home in
Somerset on the day before the 2017 AGM
of his creating the first website for the benefit of owners of
Hurley boats, with a comprehensive archive of information on Hurley
Marine and all classes of boat and for linking with and supporting
the emergent Association.
of his strong contribution to the growth of the Association in
its early years especially for compilation of archive information,
helping owners establish the sail number and provenance of their
boats, establishing and moderating the internet forum and acting
as area representative for Scotland.
In recognition of many years commitment to the Association; for making his extensive
knowledge of technical issues and boating in general freely available
to members; for service on the Committee as Vice Chairman and
newsletter editor; for his joint authorship of A History of
Hurley Marine; for his ongoing management of the Associations