The evening before the AGM

The evening before the AGM

OCC Reception at the Royal Welsh Yacht Club in Caernarfon

By Daria Blackwell - 11/04/2019

As attendees gathered the night before the official business of the AGM and festivities at the OCC Awards Dinner in North Wales, a reception was hosted at the Royal Welsh Yacht Club in Caernarfon. OCC Regional Rear Commodores for Great Britain, Chris and Fiona Jones, were the organisers of the weekend, with the help of a cadre of OCC members who volunteered to assist. Chris also serves as Vice Commodore of the RWYC.

Founded in 1847, the RWYC was the first royal yacht club in Wales and moved to the current location in 1855. As noted by Commodore John Judge, the RWYC has an impressive history as the building in which it is located dates back to the 13th century. Porth yr Aur is the oldest yacht club premises in the world. The town walls, including Porth yr Aur and Porth Mawr gateways, were commissioned by Edward I as part of his iron ring of castles.

Some 74 OCC members congregated at the historic venue and then walked the short distance to dinner at Wal restaurant. It was an evening full of joyous laughter as faces were put to names encountered online and voices heard on the telephone. It was a lively start to a fun packed weekend.

Photo credit: Daria Blackwell

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