24 July 2010
Summer Muster at Craobh

The annual Craobh barbecue was held on Saturday 24th July, a day which seemed unpromising with persistent West Coast rain and drizzle.

The marina staff made great efforts to prepare the boatshed for us, including erecting a shelter above the barbecue to keep the chefs dry. It had been discovered that the grill, which we have used for many years, had rusted, fallen apart and been binned during a spring clean. Undaunted, the Marina staff located an oil barrel which was swiftly cut in half and prepared for cooking duty.

As a Club, we are so fortunate in having the help and support of Jim Berry and his team and we are extremely grateful for the donations, both wine and financial, from Holt Leisure Parks.

The evening was a great success, and hugely enjoyed by 34 members and friends. Steve Pickles, ably assisted by Trevor, produced another tour de force in the catering department with sumptuous burgers, tasty sausages, kebabs and mouth-watering pineapple. Ample quantities of liquid refreshment helped everything go with a swing.

John Mackenzie's Ceilidh Band was again in attendance with Tony Adgent on accordian. A fine selection of music was played and danced to and a special delight for us all was to hear Fay Jennett singing Scots songs. Fay's international singing venues this summer are - Craobh boatshed, Berlin, Leipzig and New York! We wish her well.

Vice Commodore Catherine Toy thanked everyone who had contributed to the success of the evening and looked forward to hot competition in the Round Shuna Race.

Photos by Jane Hinshalwood and Iain Sinclair

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