A Rodney Pattisson boat comes home

Thanks to the generosity of his wife, the College Boathouse Manager, Philip Tinsley, has recently acquired the Flying Dutchman yacht Supercalifragilistic of Poole, sail number 350 with grey decks. This  is the boat in which Rodney Pattisson (57-61) took part in the 1984 trials for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Philip Tinsley adds: “This…

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Bart’s Bash smashes world record

The largest sailing race ever has been held in memory of Andrew (Bart) Simpson (90-95). As a result, more than £136,000 has so far been raised for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. Almost 17,000 sailors from 759 clubs in 67 countries took part in the global event on September 21st. Hundreds of races were held…

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Gold medal for OP at Invictus Games

An OP from Illawarra, Rick Powell (90-95), has won a gold medal as a member of the victorious Team GB wheelchair basketball team which took part in the recent Invictus Games. Rick lost a leg while serving with the Territorial Army in Iraq and now has a prosthetic limb. At present he is working as…

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The Great Glen Challenge 2014

A veteran supporter of good causes, Jollyon Coombs (59-63) has recently rowed 24,000 strokes and 70 miles in 20 hours during a six day fund-raising epic along the Great Glen – a stretch of sometimes unruly water running north-east from Fort William to Inverness in Scotland. The College donated a “fine pair of carbon fibre…

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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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