What a great turnout for Opening Day!
Memorable words and a moving serenade from our Ngati Whatua Orakei guests followed by the Voice of Yachting himself PJ Montgomery praising the club, our natural environs and the family nature of the club - this was all well received by the large crowd that packed the clubrooms. Thanks to our President Judy Salthouse & Patron Don Brooke for their ongoing support. We are so lucky as George would have reminded us.
The canon was in fine form and as usual gave everyone a quick fright. The season was officially declared open! The wind didn't entirely behave for Opening Day racing but we know the good stuff is not far away.
We were fortunate to have 7 former Wakatere BC Commodores in the house to join our 2015/2016 Commodore Ben Morrison for a photo opportunity. A special day.
Front row L-R: Craig Smith; Ben Morrison; Marc Michel; Bruce Yarnton; Dean Coleman
Back row L-R: John Ellingham; Phil Rzepecky; Don Brooke