No, this isn’t to congratulate Mike on losing a daughter and gaining a son-in-law following their recent wedding.
Neither is it to congratulate him on a birth (as far as I know).
However, with racing being cancelled for the second weekend in a row, and just one race remaining next Sunday, he and Kayla are the first trophy winners for NEXT year’s prizegiving as their two sets of firsts in the personal and fleet handicap versions of the Winter Series puts them in an unassailable position. Congratulations!
A lack of wind for the third week in a row brought the season to close without any further racing, and gave members an opportunity to pack their boats away before the onslaught of Winter.
Further congratulations go to Mike on his three year appointment as director on the board of the RYA at their AGM this week.
Earlier in the day, Mik Chappell received a RYA Community Award for Lifetime Commitment to Sailing from HRH The Princess Royal at a ceremony and lunch in ICE headquarters, London. Mik was deservedly nominated by the club earlier in the year.