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End of Season Charity Sail 2011

Our last public show of the season was a great success despite the horrendous weather.

We set up the show in the rain (as usual for the End of Season Show) but this time it didn't want to stop and we had strong winds and rain for most of day, it didn't dampen the spirits of the hardy souls who braved the elements to make it yet another great event in the Richmond calendar though.

Captain Ron tried his best to drown his left leg in his leaking waders when putting out the harbours, and Malcolm and his team struggled in the wind to erect the gazebo`s but everything was done with great enthusiasm and a brilliant sense of humour. It`s a testament to the dedication shown to the club by the members, when you consider that on the previous day, some of them supported the Scottish Maritime Museum Event.

local children enjoying, "have a go" TuggzDespite the bad weather, a steady stream of visitors made their way to the show,
 including the kids from Oatlands' who had a ball with the hands on boats. The Tug towing event was particularly well enjoyed, with a very well loaded Peter Shepherd and the strong winds putting the tug skippers through their paces, luckily she didn't have the port list as she did during the Tug-In or she would have been a real handful.


A happy familyThe Nipsters certainly didn't complain of lack of wind though, and the nips fairly flew around the course.

The Tombola was a particular success with some fantastic prizes up for grabs, including a booby prize of a log! won by Colin Miller.

All in all, another great day. We would like to thank everyone who took part, including Derek and Jean for running the Tombola, Agnes and Pamela for once again doing the catering, Ronnie for the hands on boats and also to all who donated the Tombola prizes.

The dedication to the club by so many members never ceases to amaze me, putting on our public shows is getting easier each season and it`s all down to the enthusiasm of the members.

A "VERY WELL DONE" to you all.

Kindest Regards

GRMBC COMMITTEE.

Pictures of the event, can be had here.

GRMBC 2010