Successful seafarers’ reception

A reception for OPs who went to sea in the Royal and Merchant Navies and the Royal Marines was held at the Hurlingham Club in west London on May 16th. Around 30 OPs, some wives and partners, the Headmaster Thomas Garnier and Lionel Stephens attended the event which was held at the Hurlingham thanks to…

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Simpson & Percy fall agonisingly short

Iain Percy & Andrew Simpson (90-95) narrowly miss out on the Star World Championship sailing title in Heyres, France. After six days’ close racing Percy & Simpson failed by just two points to win their second world title in the Star class after heading into the final day’s racing as series leaders. Instead the title…

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OP involved in Rena disaster controversy in New Zealand

Ian Tew (56-60), a veteran marine salvage expert, journeyed to New Zealand in February in his words “to advise my friend John Julian who wrote Black Tide about the Rena shipwreck.” The Rena, a container ship, hit a reef near Tauranga in November, 2011, causing New Zealand’s worst environmental disaster. Ian writes: “I wrote the…

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OP nominated for a Tony award in New York

OP Patrick Milling-Smith (88-95), who lives in the US, has co-produced a musical entitled Once that has been nominated for eleven Tony Awards including Best Musical. The final selection will be made on June 10th. Once is set on the streets of Dublin where an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by…

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1960’s OPs gathering at Founders Day 2012

OPs from the 1960’s are the principle decade for this years Founder’s Day on Saturday 7th July. To the Sixties vintage (1960-1969) Don’t forget that this Founders’ Day has been designated for those of you who attended the College (NCP, to us) and it would be an excellent opportunity for all of you to re-awake…

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Percy & Simpson step up

Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson (90-95) geared up for the Star world championships in early May with a gold win at a windy World Cup regatta at Hyeres, France at the end of April. The Olympic champions, in only their second World Cup regatta of the year, dominated the five-day event and led going into…

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OP helps to rebuild Myanmar (Burma)

In recent years Tim Hendley (49-53) has been travelling to SE Asia from his home in the United States. He is currently involved in a couple of volunteer aid projects in Myanmar (Burma) repairing damage done by Cyclone Nargis in 2008. He reports: “I found myself returning to S.E. Asia after an epic 2004 journey…

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OP completes Paris half marathon

Barney Spender (76-81) completes Paris half marathon to raise funds for George Best Foundation. Barney writes: “On February 7, I was invited to run the Paris Half Marathon.This meant just three weeks training which, for a rather lumpy frame whose preference these days is very much for a cold beer on the sofa was, as…

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Percy & Simpson have work to do

Beijing Olympic gold medallists playing catch-up. After three rounds of the 2012 ISAF Sailing World Cup contest, Iain Percy and OP Andrew Simpson (90-95) are in seventh place with four rounds of the event still to come. In the latest round, held off Majorca in early April, the British duo came second to score their…

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