A very warm welcome to Lizzi Thistlethwayte the new owner of #77 Shaula and Rui Ferreira & Anke Eckardt the new owners of #84 Happy Returns.

I have sailed with Lizzi a couple of times when David Copp owned Shaula and look forward to meeting up again on the water and socially now that she is a member. Shaula is in good hands and will, I understand, be based at Aldeburgh.

I look forward to meeting Rui & Anke who, I gather, will be keeping Happy Returns at Ballydehol, Co. Cork. It seems that Happy Returns has benefitted from huge amounts of work and is ready for the next few decades!

Good luck, fair winds and happy sailing to you all!

All the very best,

Peter D, Centaur #100