At the end of the summer Amelia was voted in as joint Social Secretary at the St Mawes Sailing Club (a club with the biggest membership in the South West).
In the last three months she has put on lots of events:
The first talk was by Croydon Whittaker (no relation) on his cruise up the Amazon River.
An Insight into Mussel Farming on the River Fal - Gary Rawle of Westcountry mussels of Fowey Ltd gave a fascinating talk on how he got into mussel farming and how his business has thrived on the River Fal (You can see his farm from the King Harry Ferry). All the members and guests who attended were treated to some delicious mussels (supplied by Gary) and cooked in a white wine sauce.
On Thursday (9th December) we had a wine tasting evening. The wine and expert talk was supplied by Wine in Cornwall. Cheese, olives, chutneys and biscuits were supplied by Cafe Chandlers. This was an excellent evening enjoyed by over 30 members and their guests.
6/1/10 On New Year's Day about 25 people went for a swim in the harbour (see the pictures in the gallery). This was followed by mulled wine and nibbles at the sailing club. I went for a swim, it seemed to work as an instant cure for my hangover! The sea temperature was 9 degC.
22/1/10 We went to a great talk last night by the Managing Director of Pendennis Shipyard at the Sailing Club. Pendennis builds superyachts in Falmouth and employs about 320 people (one of Cornwall's success stories). It was all started by Peter de Savary about 20 years ago. We heard that it was Mr de Savary's endless energy and drive that got the yard going, but within 18 months he had sold out to the management who still run it today.
The company is thriving building new yachts and refitting old ones. They have particular expertise in aluminium construction and were responsible for the press building at Lords cricket ground. See Pendennis Shipyard if you wish to order a new yacht (prices from about £5million!)