The third Livery Company Skiing Competition took place in Morzine, France, on 20 and 21 January.
Approximately 80 skiers from 10 livery companies attended and the Actuaries put forward a team consisting of Fiona Morrison, Martin Miles, Adrian Waddingham and George Yoxall.
The four performed admirably in both the slalom event under floodlights on the Friday evening and in the giant slalom on the Saturday morning. They came sixth, however, being beaten by several strong teams, including the Leathersellers (who won for the second year in a row).
The individual men's and ladies' awards were won by George Stoy (Vintner) and Charlotte Hudson (Ironmonger). The Actuaries were runners-up in a special award for Court representatives, although only three livery companies met the entry qualifications for this award.
The highlight of the awards ceremony was undoubtedly the award of the Actuaries Cup for the first time. This handsome silver cup was for the leading livery company team after individual times for the giant slalom had been adjusted downwards by 0.5% for each year of age. So a 30-year-old skier would have had his time reduced by 15% and a 60-year-old by 30%.
The age-handicapping system led to the Vinters winning the Actuaries Cup. The handicap winners of the individual awards were 56-year-old Antony Barrow (Leathersellers) for the men and Charlotte Hudson for the ladies.
We would be very pleased if a few more liverymen could join us next January in what is a truly enjoyable weekend. You do not need to be a good skier, although we could do with a couple of George Stoys or Charlotte Hudsons to help us win our own cup! Guests (spouses or other family members, and actuaries not in the livery company) can also participate for fun.
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Report by Fiona Morrison, Martin Miles, Adrian Waddingham and George Yoxall