thank you to all who participated in our very first remembrance day regatta.
the weather was not too kind but the enthusiasm of the sailors & their guests more than compensated.
lou commenced the formal part of the proceedings by welcoming our guests and outlining the program,
then ted fisher continued with the traditional flag lowered to half mast ceremony, we then sang the hymn “amazing grace” ,the reciting of the naval ode
they have no known grave but the cruel sea
no flowers lay at their head
a rusting hulk is their tombstone
afast on the ocean bed
they shall not grow old
as we that are left grow old
age shall not weary them or the years condemn
at the going down of the sun and in the morning
we will remember them
all present responded” we will remember them”
“lest we forget”
the last post was played and at 11.00 hrs we observed 1 minute silence
rouse was played and the flag was raised to mast head
we then sang a rousing advance australia fair.
our after party was a roaring success and our newly installed work area exceeded our greatest expectations.
i am sure no left the shed hungry
evonne,colleen,lisa & maria presented a galloping gourmet’s delight of sweet & savoury food
while alex,russell & the boys cooked up a bacon & egg b.b.q. thank you for your continued support eleanor
the entire ceremony was conducted in a dignified and respectful manner and was very moving.
the judges of the best boat had a very difficult task as the standard was as usual very high.
jim mayes won the visitors award with his meteor
john barnes won the club award with his imara
well done & congratulations to you both.