Visit to England in 2009

Photo: David Barker and Lisa Borre receive award from Ocean Cruising Club.
Lisa and David receiving the “Qualifier’s Mug” Award from the Ocean Cruising Club at their annual meeting in Southampton, England.

Logbook Entry

Date: 4/07/09 (Tuesday)
Location: Gaeta, Italy

Last Friday, we attended the annual general meeting of the Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) in Southampton, England, an event where we were also awarded the “Qualifier’s Mug” for the “most arduous qualifying sail as written up in the club’s Flying Fish journal.”  After joining the OCC last year, we submitted an article about our transatlantic voyage in 2007, which was published in the Flying Fish in 2008.

While in England, we took the opportunity to visit friends from s/v Bobo in Emsworth and land-loving friends Tony and Sallie of Coombe Cottage in Shepton Mallet (Somerset). We also visited London, Glastonbury, Stonehenge and Brighton before returning to Rome and Gaeta.

Here is a photo album from our visit to England: