Ladies and Gentlemen:

I hope that you all managed to reach your desired destinations after the OSTAR and that you enjoyed a great summer. While Alex Burgis sailed “British Beagle” back to Falmouth from Newport Jill and I spent two months on our boat “Summerbird” in North West Spain in brilliant weather. As far as I know, everyone who took part in OSTAR 2013 is safe and sound.

The Race Committee is now busy setting up the Prize Giving Dinner due to be held at the Royal Western Yacht Club in Plymouth on Saturday 26th October 2013. We plan to gather for a welcome drink at 19:00 for dinner at 19:30.

This will be a great occasion, not only to honour the prize winners, but for all of us to exchange stories of our OSTAR experience. This includes, of course, those who sadly did not make it to Newport. If you crossed the start line you are a member of the Half Crown Club family and are most welcome. It would also be very nice if Kass Schmitt and Rupert could join us and indeed anyone who has been involved in OSTAR 2013 ashore or afloat. I hope you will all come and we look forward very much to seeing you again.

The cost of the dinner will be £25 per head. Feel free to bring your partners and friends if you wish. Please call Claire in the RWYC office on 44 (0)1752 660077 to tell her how many tickets you require. You may pay for them by debit/credit card.

The dress for the dinner will be smart casual.

With best wishes,

David Southwood
Chairman OSTAR 2013 Race Committee