John Laing at sea


OYT South bulletin 17th August 2006

Latest News
Still some berths available between now and the end of the season.  If you would like to book a place for yourself or your group please call David Salmon on 0870 241 2252.

4-8 Sept           Southampton                           £275   3 spaces
9-15 Sept         Southampton                           £390    10 spaces
16-22 Sept       Southampton                           £415    12 Spaces (full boat)
9-13 Oct          Southampton                           £250    12 spaces (full boat)
14-20 Oct        Southampton                           £340    12 spaces (full boat)
30 Oct-3 Nov  Southampton                           £200    12 spaces (full boat)

If these voyages remain unbooked we will be keen to use the boat in other appropriate ways.  If  you have any ideas for adult weekend voyages, yacht club taster weekends, marketing days for youth leaders etc across Sept and October please call David Salmon on 0870 241 2252.

Voyage News
John Laing and her crew have had a great result in the second Tall Ships race coming 18th out of sixty vessels.  Congratulations to everyone onboard !

The Tall Ships race from La Coruna to Antwerp was declared finished at 0545 GMT on Tuesday 15th August for Class C vessels.  This was due to light winds and the difficulties the vessels at the back of the fleet would have had in reaching Antwerp on schedule.   John Laing headed for Ramsgate, for a restful night in harbour for the crew. 

 This Thursday evening, 17th August, John Laing was out of mobile phone range,  mid-channel,  en route to Antwerp using the engine as necessary.

Lost Property
Lost Property left behind on the boat is being collected in the office and the pile is growing !  If you have left anything on the boat, across the last couple of months,  please contact David Salmon on 0870 241 2252 to be reunited with your possessions.

 Diary Dates
Tuesday 29 Aug: maintenance day, Southampton (call Wolf 07771 771864). 

Friday 15 September: OYT South Annual Dinner (To reserve tickets email ) To pay for your tickets by credit card please call David Salmon on 0870 241 2252.

SouthamptonInternational Boat Show  Friday 15 September to Sunday 24 September 2006.

Please call David Salmon NOW on 0870 241 2252 or mobile 07850 723646 to secure your choice of dates to help man the stand.

Sunday 1 October: maintenance day, Southampton (call Wolf 07771 771864).

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“Will treasure the experience. Thanks for giving the youngsters a great time.” Adrian, group leader