Festival Awards

The following trophies and prizes were presented at IWA Festival of Water 2017 in Ilkeston.

  • The RCR Cruising Challenge - Nb STARGAZER, Alan Painter

Sponsored by River Canal Rescue, this award recognises the most enterprising non-continuous journey undertaken from the Festival of Water in Pelsall to the opening of this year's event in Ilkeston.  As well as a trophy, the winner receives free RCR membership.

  • Most Meritorious Trip - KETURA Christine Kemp

The most enterprising or meritorious continuous journey to the event during the qualifying period from 1st May 2017 wins the Robert Aickman Trophy.

The AP Herbert Trophy is for the greatest distance travelled to the event covered on inland waterways during the qualifying period from 1st May 2017.

  • Boat Club Challenge - Broken Cross Boat Club

The boat club or canal society with the largest proportion of their members’ boats attending the event wins the Offley & Slack Propeller.

  • Best Bloomin’ Boat - DREAMSONG No.2 - Helen & David Sewall (Broken Cross Boat Club)

The boat attending the event which is judged to have the best floral based decoration received the ESBC Floral Challenge Shield.  

  • Lights In The Dark - EULALIE - Gill & Chris Webber 

The best decorated boat taking part in the static illuminated display was awarded the Ray Dunford Trophy.                    

  • The Best Oldie - PURTON - Alan Rose 

The skipper of the best turned out ex-working boat attending the event was awarded the Alfred Ritchie Trophy. 

  • Locking Windlass - Nb. AVALON TWO - Peter Clarkson   

Awarded to the boat achieving the most locks worked during the period 1st May 2017 to arrival at Ilkeston.

Look out for award categories at our 2018 Festival of Water at St Neots

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Entry to the festival and car parking is free.

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