707 Nationals Week -Club Dinner & Prizegiving

On Saturday 21 June, at the end of a fiercely  competitive and strangely sunny week of racing, the 707 crews and Club members came together for a celebratory dinner and prizegiving at the Ghillie Dhu.

After a welcome drink at  the start:Waiting for the start

and a good meal, the Master of Ceremonies, Patrick Carnie, waited to get peoples’ attention:

Master of CeremoniesThe Commodore, Mark Primrose, then spoke briefly to thank all of the competitors, the sponsors and the many club volunteers who made the whole event possible.  The audience were mostly attentive:Rapt attentionThe prizegiving itself roused enthusiastic support from the crews as their skippers went up to collect their prizes:

Enthusiastic crewFirst prize, went to the crew of Cacciatore, seen here with their trophy, presented by Charlie Younger (on the right) for the sponsors Rathbones

Winning CrewThe winning skipper, RFYC’s Stewart Robertson, gave a witty speech in reply:

Winning SkipperFortunately much of his long speech i.e. thanking everybody, had already been said and he was able to humorously skim over much of that multi-page prepared missive.

The evening then settled down to a period of fun and laughter:

Having a good timeWhich went on till 3 a.m for the stalwarts and stout hearted, though some of us, shall we say more mature members, drifted away well before midnight.

All in all it was a fitting end to a very successful event.

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