The East Coast Committee has awarded Brian Hammett the coveted Bateman's Tower trophy as a special award for many years long service to the East Coast OGA.
Apart from his unstinting service on the committee, Brian and Lorna have been the backbone of support to events both on land and sea. 'Avola' has frequently paid entry fees for events but actually supported the event as committee boat and/or rescue support boat.
Brian and Lorna have been longstanding supporters of the Dutch OGA as well as regular visitors to the Hellevoetsluis Regatta. Brian's famous commentary of the watersports event at the start of the August Cruise is not to be missed!
From this year, recipents are able to opt to take the Bateman's Tower photo as well as the trophy, if display space is tight!