HPO Cape Town
The Anniversary Channel Island Cruise with our Corinthian friends turned out to be a magnificent occasion for meeting the Clubs Honorary Port Officers.
A grand total of 8 HPOs joined the cruise and the festivities:
Magali Hamoun - Cherbourg; David Clements - Dart River; John Davison - West Mersea & Blackwater;
David Mitchison - St Peter Port, Guernsey; Brian Alderson - Jersey; Larry Blount - Annapolis, USA;
Bill Thomas - Philadelphia, USA; Keith Martin - Le Havre |& North Brittany.
Gabbie and Tim Ryan joined Hunter Peace for the return voyage back to the UK.
regret to inform you that Trinidadian yachtsman Harold LaBorde died on the night of 11th June in what appears to have been an accident at night on his moored yacht at the Grenada Yacht Club.
His body was recovered on 12th June. It appears that while resident alone on his yacht ‘Humming Bird III’ he slipped on a boarding plank, hit his head, and fell into the sea. I have no confirmation of these details.
Harold was to be 83 years old on 18th June. He was known internationally after circumnavigating the world twice with his family on yachts built by himself. The first circumnavigation was 1969 – 1973 in his wooden yacht Humming Bird ll, the second I984 – 1986 including rounding Cape Horn in Humming Bird lll. He also did several Atlantic crossings. He was awarded this nation’s highest award at the time – The Trinity Cross, in 1973.
Tracie Lanaghan, the Berthing Master at Chatham Maritime Marina, has taken over the position of Honorary Port Officer for the Club as from April 2016. Tracie will be the first person you meet on entering the lock, so please make yourselves known.
Chatham Maritime Marina is an MDL Marina and set in the marvellous location of the Historic Dockyard where there are many events and exhibitions held during the year. Contact the Marina: 01634 899200..
Sorry for my lack of response over the last few of years. Have just recently received the Little Ships winter addition.
Have just been super busy for several months selling a business and our large yacht. However, all done and dusted now and have a lot more time to do things for myself.
We have just been through the largest cyclone the South Pacific has ever had “Cyclone Winston” with wind speeds of over 350 km. with a lot of damage. Savusavu Marina (www.coprashed.com) ( most of your cruising folk will know the area), a large number of yachts were damaged or swept ashore. Most have been refloated.
Arthur Podesta had been our HPO for over 14 years and much delayed, we heard the sad news that he had died in October. The club has sent our condolences to his family.
Rear Commodore and long standing member of the Royal Malta Yacht Club he was associated with the inauguration of the Rolex Middle Sea Regatta and he was the only sailor to regularly compete in the past years.
He had met many LSC sailors and members over the years when they arrived in Malta and will be sadly missed.
HPO David Lakeman
On the recent LSC Shannon Rally in Ireland, it was an occasion that several HPOs had the opportunity to meet together - Larry Blount - Annapoli; Bill Thomas - Philadelphia; Caroline Sedgwick - Portsmouth and Tim and Gabbie Ryan - Waterford.
After the Rally had finished, Tim and Anne visited Dun Laoghaire to meet up with HPO Ronan Beirne who had been unable to join the Rally. They had a lovely lunch at the National Yacht Club and a tour of the Maritime Museum which houses many historical memorabilia from over the years and the very elegant Library followed by a short tour down the coast and up to The Stones which are above Dun Laoghaire to get an overall picture of the vast Dublin Bay.