David Gowing was a film producer in the mid 60’s, he part-owned the ADC with Dick Harman whilst being a student. He became involved with the Society and was also his idea to start the Colne Match from the very early days and went on to buy the Sunbeam, and had started to rebuild her in the smackdock. It was the Eva Bunting Cup which was presented by David in memory of his mother for the best rounding of the Clacton Mark. David tragically died very young and this trophy is now in memorial to him. He also made the film Sailorman which you can view here;

Watch Sailorman online – BFI Player

This is awarded to the most traditionally turned out smack.

2017My Alice CK348
2016Iris Mary CK105
2015Emeline F14
2014Sallie CK224
2013Iris Mary CK105
2012Polly MN12
2011Iris Mary CK105
2010Helen & Violet LO262
2009Helen & Violet LO262
2008Sallie CK224
2007Iris Mary CK105
2006Pioneer CK18
2005Iris Mary CK105
2004Boadicea CK213
1999Ethel Alice CK476
1998Lizzie Annie MN23
1997Hyacinth CK256