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The Club makes two Awards - usually annually - to persons or bodies, not necessarily members or the craft's owners, who have made distinctive progress in the restoration of an historic boat.  The trophies are presented at the following year's Annual General Meeting.  

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 HNBC Hemelryk Award for most improved steel or composite boat goes to BITTELL, owned by the Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust.

Work was carried out by Ian Kemp. 

Congratulations! There were several high quality entries and it was a tough decision!

The trophies are usually presented at HNBC's Annual General Meeting in March, but this year's had to be postponed due to weather problems.

Below is a splendid photograph of the Bittell at Coombeswood taken by Kev Maslin - many thanks for permission to reproduce it here.






Bittell at Coombewood - photo courtesy of Kev Maslin 




CLOSING DATE FOR THE 2018 AWARDS:   14 December 2018.

Here are the Nomination forms: PDF document or Word document. The terms of entry are on page 2 of each version.