Bart’s Bash update

Andrew Roy (61-65) won the raffle at the OP Dinner at the Butchers Hall earlier this yearfor a day out on an Extreme 40 catamaran with Sir Ben Ainslie. His report follows: “What with Iain Percy, one the world’s finest sailors, being there and the excitement of the occasion and meeting old friends and all,…

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Record released on iTunes by OP

OP Rory Duffield (00-07), the youngest of the three Duffields to pass through the College, has just released his debut record. Rory, who was in Port Jackson, writes: “I have been in Vancouver, British Columbia recording my debut record at The Farm Studios and this week have released on iTunes and soon to be on…

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Headmaster takes the lead over CCF future

Speaking at the annual Headmasters’ and Headmistresses Conference (HMC) meeting in south Wales, the headmaster of the College, Thomas Garnier, made clear his opposition to combined cadet force (CCF) spending cutbacks announced recently by the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Schools that run CCFs have been informed by the MoD that they face annual charges of…

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Appeal for OP email addresses!

The College is updating its email data base in connection with the publication of an illustrated history of the school which is to appear early in 2016. It asks that all OPs send in their current email details. Your email details should be sent to Caroline Kemp who looks after the OP data base. Her…

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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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