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Gravesend Sailing Club takes the Mayor and Mayoress sailing

by Elizabeth James 11 Apr 2023 21:18 BST 9 April 2023
Gravesend SC sail past - Commodore Harriet Mullen-Davies in dayboat Ozone Friendly with Mayor Peter Scollard and his daughter Georgia © Steve Davies

Gravesend Sailing Club held its traditional annual sail past on Sunday 9th April to celebrate the beginning of the new sailing season on the lower Thames. This year the club was delighted to welcome Gravesend Mayor Peter Scollard with his daughter Georgia, the Mayoress Julie Easy as well as Counsellor Shane Mochrie-Cox with his wife Lauren and their children Joshua and Megan and Counsellor Jordan Meade.

As always the sail past commences with our Commodore Harriet Mullen-Davies sailing past the club whilst the club's cannon is fired to mark the event. This year however Harriet was joined in her Dayboat, Ozone Friendly by Gravesend Mayor Peter Scollard and his daughter Georgia to celebrate this occasion.

Following closely behind was Steve and Penny Davies in their dayboat Widgeon accompanied by Mayoress Julie Easy. Counsellor Shane Mochrie-Cox and his son Joshua joined Richard Twyman on his Cruiser, Four Bells. Joshua enjoyed the experience so much he was able to helm for some of the sail past.

The rest of the club's cruisers sailed past the club, and the cannon was fired once more as our Rear Commodore was the final cruiser across the line. Counsellor Jordan Meade watched the dinghies and cruisers from the club shoreline.

Then it was all back to the clubhouse for canapés and socialising with our sailing club members. Harriet our Commodore thanked our special guests for joining us on our special day and the Mayor also said a few words, noting how important community events are.

It was a super day and fantastic to have so many distinguished persons join Gravesend Sailing Club to celebrate the new sailing season.