13/04/2016

Message from the Commodore

I am so pleased to have been asked to be Commodore of the Serpent Yacht Club.

I am a second generation Serpent member. My late father-in-law, Dr Jack Edgar, was part of the founding days of the club, and I am honoured to be part of the club especially in this anniversary year.

Many thanks to past Commodore Seamus Lalor who, with his committee, has increased the membership and the turnout at all the events despite a difficult year due to the lovely Scottish weather.

This year I am predicting a summer full of superb racing and cruising which always results in great camaraderie no matter what the port of call.

Add to that the 40th Anniversary events this year which have been mentioned in previous newsletters.

The first is the Sail Past to be held at the Royal Gourock Yacht Club on the 1st of May 2016, 40 years to the day after the inaugural race which resulted in the Serpent Yacht Club's formation. Come and join the sail past on your boat or enjoy it from the comfort of the RGYC Clubhouse. This event is not to be missed. There will be Serpent and RGYC hospitality and a great value lunch for all to enjoy plus an opportunity to meet old and new friends.

I would also like to bring to your attention the 40th Anniversary Dinner on the 26th November in our old haunt, the Art Club. This year we welcome Tom Cunliffe as our guest speaker to help celebrate the club's success of achieving 40 years. Please bring along sailing friends from other clubs to enjoy a yarn from someone who has been around during the same era as the club.
Please put that date, 26/11/16 in your diary now.

“Out of the Blue” welcomes all, and I do hope to meet you on board this summer.

Stewart Toy Commodore

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