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Event Reports 2018


RNLI & CIAS Cocktail Party – Tuesday 20 November



RCIYC Guernsey was delighted, once again, to host a cocktail party recognising the service given to the community by the members of the RNLI and CIAS.

The Club was also delighted to welcome His Excellency the Lieutenant – Governor Vice Admiral Sir Ian Fergus Corder KBE, CB who is also a Patron of CIAS and President of the local Lifeboat Management Group.

Commodore David Aslett welcomed those present and thanked both the RNLI & CIAS and their crews for the very much appreciated work that they do.

John Fitzgerald, Chief Officer of the CIAS, replied first and was followed by Capt. Peter Gill, Lifeboat Operations Manager & Lifeboat Press Officer.

His Excellency concluded by also thanking the RNLI & CIAS.

Finally, huge thanks are due to Julie Ball, Stuart & Sarah Crisp, Christine Lewis, Anne Marie Mitchison, Jane Pilkington & Caroline Stoling for providing and serving their wonderful canapés.


Laying Up Supper – Saturday 10 November


21 members and guests enjoyed a convivial evening which included a 3 course meal provided by The Catch Bistro & Bar.

Special thanks are due to the Commodore who manned the bar and ensured that everybody enjoyed their meals.


64th Annual Dinner, Dance and Prizegiving – Saturday 20 October


Report to follow



‘Say it with Music’ – Wednesday 7 March



The Vinyl Record evening (‘Say it with Music’) seemed to go down very well.

There were some twenty-odd people there and they all seemed to have a pleasant (and different) evening at the Club. David Aslett and John Frankland played a variety of records ranging from Harry Bidgood (who’s he?) & his Dance Band from the 1930s on a 10inch shellac 78rpm  through to Bix Beiderbecke (of course), Ted Heath (not the ex Prime Minister!) & his band, Buddy Holly, Elvis, Glen Campbell, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elkie Brookes etc etc.

Excellent buffet by Vanessa.


‘The Loneliest Island in the World’, a talk by John Lee – Wednesday 7 February



John did not reveal the identity of the Island until the talk started when the 25 or so members present discovered that Tristan da Cunha (Pop. 254) was the subject.

Early in 2006 John and his late wife Jeanette made the 19 day journey from Cape Town to Tristan and back on RMS St Helena – a vessel half the size of the Clipper.

John described the ship board life, the rather perilous transfers to/from Tristan, the original settlers, and life on Tristan itself.

A fascinating talk which was thoroughly enjoyed by members.

More information about Tristan can be found HERE.


Ladies’ Day – Monday 1 January


Ladies’ Day gives the Commodore the opportunity to host our ladies for an hour or so.

The Commodore had the pleasure of hosting some 15 ladies who joined him for a glass or two of fizz.