2018 AGM and lectures attracted a good turnout

2018 AGM and lectures attracted a good turnout

A series of talks sponsored by Topsail Insurance led the morning, while the AGM topped off the afternoon on the SS Great Britain in Bristol, England.

By Daria Blackwell - 23/04/2018

The morning session at the Virador Theatre at the SS Great Britain complex attracted a good crowd of people who heard presentations on sailing the Canadian Maritimes and the Azores archipelago, the benefits of sailing with young people, medical preparations for distance cruising and tips on observing wildlife. All talks were stimulating and well received.

After a light lunch, members reconvened for the AGM. All members standing for offices were elected. Congratulations to:
- Vice Commodore Simon Currin
- Rear Commodore Jenny Crickmore Thompson
- Treasurer Tim Bridgen
- Committee Member Bill Balme
- Committee member Eoin Robson

Many thanks to retiring Vice Commodore Tony Gooch and General Committee Member David Blackburn, both of whom have contributed immensely to the Club's ongoing success.

There was good discussion about this year's Awards Portfolio re-organisation with the conclusion that the awards are an evolving Club benefit that should be continuously revisited by the Committee.

Minutes of the AGM will be available from the Club Secretary in due time.

There was plenty of time for members and guests to enjoy the grounds of the SS Great Britain including a newly opened and brilliant museum about Brunel, the engineer behind many of Britain's top historical landmarks and ships, and the impressively restored SS Great Britain itself. A gallery of photos from this remarkable venue will be posted shortly. More information about the Awards Dinner to come.

Thanks go the RRCs GB Chris and Fiona Jones and Club Secretary Rachelle Turk for their expert organisation of this event.

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