Formal Club Opening

Club Opening (01) Arrival of the Duke of Edinburgh: note the brass hat and the obligatory hands clasped behind posteriors!
Opening of the Sailing Club. Left foreground: Freddie Baker (Commodore); Uffa Fox next to the Duke of Edinburgh. Club Opening (02)
Club Opening (03) Keep smiling past the queues of dignitaries! Is that really our external staircase? I guess the Fifteens will just have to wait to sort out their main halyards!
Left to right from Duke of Edinburgh: Col. Wylie (Vice Commodore), Freddie Baker (Commodore), Geoffrey Heath (Rear Commodore), George Simmonds (Rear Commodore). Prominent in the background is Flying Fifteen 900 (Black Swan), helmed by John Clifton. You’ll still see John out on the lake on fine summer Wednesdays – and he’s still competitive. Club Opening (04)
Club Opening (05) Uffa Fox launches the Duke’s Fifteen (Coweslip), prior to leading the celebratory sail-past
The fleet sails past the reviewing box. Club Opening (06)

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