Casey the dog takes top trophy at Dyson Dash in Broadstairs

Casey is a winner Photo Adrian Trice

On a glorious Bank Holiday Monday (August 26) Broadstairs Sailing Club celebrated the life of club member Steve Dyson by holding the 11th anniversary of the Dyson Dash.

The event was set up the year after Steve died tragically during Bank Holiday sailing at the club when the quad bike he was driving flipped over on the pier.

The event has raised £31,646 for the Pilgrims Hospice, £1,646.50 of that being from this year’s donation.

As is the custom Broadstairs were joined by six of the neighbouring Royal Temple Yacht Club yachts who held a race which, sadly due to a complete lack of wind, only three managed to finish the course.

Due to the conditions the 32 dinghies signed up to compete were unable to race but they still had fun with paddling competitions. Afterwards a buffet was held in the club followed by an awards ceremony. So in the end with no competition winner the 2 Fat Ladies Trophy was awarded to a dog called Casey, who went out on the paddle board!

Photos by Adrian Trice from Broadstairs Sailing Club.