Class of September 2007 Launch Day

June flew by, busy even by Academy standards.  Students on the September 2007 course sat their exams on 4th and 5th, then some of them took their boats to the Beale Park Thames Boat Show for Friday 6th to Sunday 7th, where they met up with staff, former students and other friends of the Academy.  It was the perfect weekend, camping by the Thames, looking at boats, sailing boats and talking about boats.

Then came Sunday 29th June, and the gig launch.  The sun shone on the mayor, the vicar, the town crier and the town; sea shanties were sung, salt was scattered, the boat was blessed and rowed across the bay.  It was

 

The September 2007 class on their last afternoon before they packed up their boats (in Lynn’s case her table) and finished the course.  We hope to see them all again soon.

Last, but not least, congratulations to Instructor Justin Adkin and his wife, Alex, on the birth of their first baby, Tilly, on 27th May.