Prestigious visitors to Club stand at London Boat Show
Club president, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, will be visiting the Club stand N072R at the Excel London Boat Show between 1400 and 1600 on Wednesday 13 January. As well as greeting members and visitors, Sir Robin will be presenting the Club's Suhaili trophy to club member Nathan Whitworth.
This has been awarded to Nathan for his exploits in sailing around the UK in his 21 ft Corribee Kudu. Nathan will also be talking about his attempt on the clubhouse on Tuesday 19 January in the clubhouse, one of our regular clubnights, when he will be speaking and hosting potential new members. Follow Nathan's blog here
The trophy is named after Sir Robin's boat in which he made the first non-stop sail around the world just over forty years ago. We were privileged to have Suhaili join our President's cruise to the Scilly Isles a few years ago.
As well as Sir Robin and Nathan, we also have lots of other guests planned for the stand, so if you will be at the Boat Show on the following days do make sure you drop by - and tell your friends!
Saturday 9 Jan - Keith Hanson, Chief Exhibitor of the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London and an honorary member
Thursday 14 Jan 1430 to 1730 and Saturday 16 Jan - Sally Kettle, who has rowed the Atlantic twice and recently visited the club to tell us all about it. Follow Sally's blog here
Dates to be confirmed - Keith Cima, Governor of the Tower of London, volunteer lifeboatman, honorary member of the Club and former guest speaker
Chris Rylands - Club member and owner of Havengore, a former Port of London Authority vessel, which carried Sir Winston Churchill's body up the River Thames for his funeral, and which also participated in the Act of Remembrance on the river on 11 November 2009.