GEORGE HURLEY MEMORIAL TROPHY was generously donated by
George Hurleys older daughter Mrs Margret Miller on the
event of the 50th Anniversary of the start of production of those
boats in Plymouth. It was celebrated with a large rally in Plymouth
in July 2016 and the unveiling of a plaque on the site of the
original factory by Mrs Marion Hurley and her family.
The Trophy is award for exemplary volunteer service to the HOA.
At the 2018
AGM the George Hurley Memorial Trophy was awarded to Steve Darts
for all his efforts and work involved in organising the Bring
Your Hurley Home 2016 event.
Left. Phil Kirby presents the Trophy to Steve
Left. Steve with
the Trophy and his Certificate
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.
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
has a number of other trophies and one of
these THE DESIGNER'S ROSEBOWL was also awarded at the 2017 AGM
for the first time in a number of years