There was standing room only in the Centenary room at Howth Yacht Club. About forty members attended the Annual General Meeting, and the hour passed quickly with formal reports and lighter presentations.
Vincent Lundy reviewed the association’s activities during the previous years. Bryan Downey presented financial and membership reports, both of which showed significant growth.
In the dining room later, 61 people sat down to a fine three-course meal while a big screen showed photographs from the competition. After the main course Simon Parker ran through the first twenty years of the association including the websites, finance, membership and cruises.
The final act of the evening acknowledged the creative genius of Mike Medcalf. In gratitude for the hilarious short videos which lifted our spirits during the first Covid lockdown, we presented him with an Oscar.