ARROW TROPHY UPDATE

The response to our appeal for OP sailors made earlier in August has been amazing and, from across all age groups.  A huge thank you to everyone who stepped up to the challenge, we are most grateful. We even have 15 people in reserve with names still coming in! The initial crew as advised by…

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2014 Reunion in New Zealand

OPs in New Zealand held their annual reunion on 20th February, 2014. It is a long way from New Zealand to England and the report has only just reached us. Robin Paine (55-58) writes: “I have just returned from another excellent gathering of OPs and their wives for a lunch at the Royal New Zealand…

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OP seeks details of the last British Apprentice

Captain Barry Thompson (42-45), who lives in New Zealand,  is seeking OPs’ help to unearth details of the last British shipping apprentice. He believes the individual will have signed indentures some time after 1970. His contact email is shipmaster@ihug.co.nz Barry writes: “To assist my research I have made enquiries at The National Archives, at Greenwich…

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Ed Lucas (00-07)

Ed is now a Sales Executive at Softcat Ltd. based in Bristol. Softcat sells and supports products and solutions from all the world’s leading IT companies. It was named as the No. 1 Sunday Times Best Company to Work For in 2010. Ed got a BA in French and German (which he speaks fluently) from…

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Silver Success for Old Pangbournian GB Rowers

Two Old Pangbournians stormed to success in late-July on the world stage, securing silver medals for the GB Rowing Team at the World Rowing U23 Championships in Varese, Italy. Charles Waite-Roberts (06-11) grabbed a silver medal in the lightweight men’s pair final. Charles, along with partner Wilf Kimberley, held off a strong challenge from the…

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OP takes part in Commonwealth Games

Anthony Bayne-Charles (96-01), the son of RnB singer Billy Ocean, represented Barbados in the Commonwealth Games rugby seven-a-side competition at Ibrox Park in Glasgow, Scotland. Bayne-Charles stepped out for Barbados on the basis that his mother Judy Bayne hails from the Caribbean island. The experience wasn’t a success. The unfancied Bajans, late substitute particpants in…

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