Mordialloc’s Presentation Night – 19th May 2018

WOW, WOW, WOW, what a Presentation Night it was on Saturday 19th May 2018 with a popular James Bond theme that saw most people making some sort of effort to dress up. This of course added to the success of the night.

Around 80 members and family mingled happily with friends and sailing mates to catch up on a more social level and discuss the season just gone amongst other things.








The season itself was one of the best weather wise for a number of decades sighting the middle of the range wind conditions, clear blue skies and very few cancelled days as reasons to rate it so highly.








The Presentation of trophies

A great deal of work was put in by many volunteers headed by Tony & Karren Thompson and Drew Henry with helpers on the night being The Pikes, Alicia Rae and other members all made it a night to remember.

The table accompaniments with black serviettes, a playing card and chandeliers again added to the celebrations.

Much laughter and chatter provided a great atmosphere that commenced with drinks at 5:30 pm (preferably Martinis, shaken etc ……) with seating around 7:00 pm and a great selection for main course.

Trophies were presented after main course commencing with our most important class, the Juniors followed by the Miscellaneous. After sweets the remaining classes Sabres, Laser Radials & Full Rigs, Tasars then our ‘new’ class the Sharpies were presented trophies.

James Bond seemed to make an appearance with his photo everywhere and there’s proof where he actually handed out trophies to star struck club members. The boy gets around.








At one point, Robert had to protect the man of intrigue from a potential assassin with his own gun.








One of the highlights of the night was the awards presented to:

Darrell Tregear for sailing in a Perpetual Series aged 80 years or older, a feat which has never been achieved before in the club’s history.

Rod Dingfelder for sailing in a Perpetual Series aged 70 years or older, a feat seldom reached by any club member.









The other highlight was the Club Member of the Year – Graeme Fisher for his tireless work on all the Junior activities he organised.

All the dress ups were excellent with special mention to Chris Thorpe coming into the club rooms dressed in a frogman’s suit, goggles and flippers then stripping down to a tailored suit and bow tie as a real James Bond would do.

Of course, Race Management and volunteers were also recognized for their assistance during the year of which nothing like this could have been possible with their support every week.








… and the members who made Presentation Night possible, we thank you.