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The Rose Ball Trophy is awarded annually at the AGM. Please click here for the text of Phil's letter. Contact Phil here

The GEORGE HURLEY MEMORIAL TROPHY was generously donated by George Hurley’s 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


John Udy

In recognition 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.

The pictures show Tim Sharman presenting the trophy to John at his home in Somerset on the day before the 2017 AGM


Oscar Vermeulen

In recognition 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.

  Martin Palmer

In recognition 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.

Nick Vass

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 Association’s social media.


HOA 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

David and Justine Edwards

For their amazing restoration of Hurley 18 Womble