2011 AGM and Regatta

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30 July 2011

The 21st Annual General Meeting and Regatta took place on 10 July at Broughton Castle, Banbury. As with the rest of the weather this summer, the forecast was for a wet day, however the exact opposite happened - the sun shone out and we were graced with a perfect summer's day.

Although we were competing with the British Formula 1 taking place at nearby Silverstone, we had an excellent turnout of visitors throughout the afternoon to watch the antics - including the local fire brigade! A number of our members took to the water in two teams to compete for the Geraint Jenkins trophy, in games including sprint, relay, jousting and water polo. Whilst the level of competition was fierce, it didn't take long for the first unlucky soul to end up in the drink.

Partway through the afternoon our host, Lady Mariette, joined our competitors on the water for a brief paddle about before bravely escaping the start of the jousting. Our thanks go to Lord and Lady Saye and Sele for once again allowing us to use their grounds for our AGM and Regatta, and to all those who came along to watch or take part.

Article by Euan Raffel. Photos by Dave Purvis