07/02/2024

Jan 2024

The Commodore writes: 

This is probably my last Commodore’s Message before I demit office at the
AGM in February so I should take the opportunity to state that it has been
an honour to be of service to the club in that capacity and to thank those on
the Committee who have guarded my path and identified to me my
deviations from that which is deemed proper.

I am sure that those who attended the Annual Dinner a couple of weeks
ago will have had no regrets. I am no natural compere but despite a few
slip-ups from me the evening passed most acceptably with a meal
surpassing previous standards. 

 

Our Speaker, Mr Mike McKirdy gave a speech which was both humorous and thought provoking and the warmth of the reception certainly dissipated the chill of the Art Club’s heating which had suffered a failure. An interesting point made by Mike was of the alleged hierarchy of brown, green and blue spaces in terms of mental wellbeing and his observation that those us who sail in coastal waters must surely benefit from the blue to which I’m sure we concur.*   

*https://www.researchgate.net/publication/353433617                                        

all photos courtesy of Dr Freda Forbes 

The Raffle in aid of the Hope Foundation of the Royal Society of Physicians
and Surgeons of Glasgow, the charity designated by the speaker (https://
hope.rcpsg.ac.uk/) raised £385 and the club has received thanks from the
Chair of the Foundation.
As I remarked at the dinner, it has not been the most successful of years
for the Club in terms of events but those that did survive the weather were
enjoyed by all participants with the BBQ at Croabh being of particular note.
At least it resulted in a minimal prize-giving. The club has managed to
attract a few new members with the possibility of one or two more so we
can remain optimistic. Keep a look out for changes to the club calendar
and I hope next year to see as many of you as possible out on the water.

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