A Right Royal Visit

On Wednesday, May 25th, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh visited Grafham Water to open the new reservoir, designed to provide increased capacity for treated water from the main reservoir. The ceremony also marked the 50th anniversary of the opening of the main reservoir and Grafham Water Sailing Club was represented at both events (in one or two cases by the same individuals!)

In the main image, the Duke inspects the D of E Trophy he presented 50 years ago. It’s interesting to record that he asked about the ship’s wheel, on display above our main staircase, which he remembered from his earlier visit.

IMG_1381 Coxswain Andy Taylor and Daniel Long (who is currently undertaking work experience with our regular coxswains). Andy and Daniel were given the awesome responsibility of leading the fleet sail-past.
IMG_1379 Three generations of Saxton. It’s good to see our Commodore demonstrating immaculate dress sense for the occasion.
IMG_1382 Heather’s low-calorie tea. If you’re interested in adopting the Dance Plan – a fascinating re-take on the Atkins original – please contact the office for full details.