By now you should know that Penny Simmons won his 7th World Championship in Bermuda last week; see results and photos at www.iodworlds.com.
In other news, Craig Davis became the first recipient of the Shields Sportsmanship Trophy. Deeded to the World Class by the Shields family and awarded last year to the winner of the New England Championship, this is the first time that the trophy has been awarded "to recognize a significant act of sportsmanship within the worldwide International One Design class over the past year".
Craig Davis was the technical chair for the World Championship and was nominated by the Bermuda fleet for his selfless contribution to the class both in preparing for the Worlds and in maintaining the boats during the competition. From his nomination, Craig "played a major role in the recent re-weighing of our entire fleet and the relocation of weight to the correct spots in the hulls of the boats so that they are all within 50 lbs. tolerance of each other. He has also been a driving force in all facets of running regattas here in Bermuda. He has always taken the lead in the follow-up of damages to boats after Race Week and other regattas as well as just being an efficient unsung worker; doing much which the class members and boat owners take for granted."
Congratulations Craig and many thanks!
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