Our Fitting-out Dinner/Dance at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club on the 21st April was not as well attended as usual for various reasons, however those who were there had a great time. In fact, there were people more dancing than at previous Dinner/Dances, perhaps reflecting that a DJ was the better choice over our usual live band; the dance floor took a real pounding!
Our Christmas Party on the 10th December passed off as a most enjoyable event with plenty of conversation, a delicious (rum – optional) punch and an appetising buffet, plus the thrill of the photo competition. Winner was Peter Burton with “Storm over Essex”, (looks like a soaking was due), second was Maggie Kilbride with a cheerful group “Signing the Rally Book” and third was Roger Whitney with an atmospheric portrayal of the Gunfleet wind farm turbines titled “Blades in the Mist”
At the AGM on Saturday 12th November we heard a review of the year’s activities from our Skipper and approved the Club’s accounts as presented by our Purser. A new Committee was elected with the re-election of the Purser Donald Neale who then conducted the re-election of Skipper Les White and 1st Mate Neil Treloar. New to the Committee were elected 2nd Mate Alan Palmer and 3rd Mate Peter Tyler. After discussion of other business we settled down to enjoy the buffet supper and generally socialise.