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Can you help?

Can you help identify this Wren being cared for aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia 25 years ago this August?



Bosses of Britannia – now a floating museum in Leith – would like to treat her to a family day out, champagne lunch and behind-the-scenes tour of the famous ship after learning of the nasty accident she suffered and how those aboard the yacht, from Her Majesty down to musicians and sickbay staff, cared for her.

Back in 1992, Britannia was on her annual summer cruise around the Western Isles accompanied by frigate HMS Brilliant when she picked up a call for help from the Type 22.

A female sailor slipped on deck and a hatch had fallen on her finger tips. Dealing with the extensive damage was beyond what Brilliant could offer.

The patient was transferred to Britannia as its sickbay team readied the operating theatre, where an anaesthetic block was applied to her upper arm, freezing her left arm and fingers.

After an hour and a half Surg Lt Commander Robin Mc Neil-Love RN and sickbay manager Eric Birbeck removed the damaged tissue and saved the terminal ends her fingers.

The hand was stitched and cleaned and placed into a ball to allow the fist to be bandaged. She was then changed and placed in the sickbay bunk where she was cared for during a three-day passage to Aberdeen, where she was landed for further treatment ashore.

This was the first time a female patient had been admitted to the sickbay – this was the early days of women going to sea with the Navy.

The Queen was informed and asked her lady in waiting to visit the patient, even presenting a small woven basket of toiletries and informing her that a bath was at her disposal in the Royal household apartments.

The royal intervention didn’t end there; the Queen directed the RM Band to entertain her one morning.

“Never was a wren treated so royally,” Eric – on the left of the first photograph – recalls.

Before sailing he and his shipmates had been sent the latest rules and regulations for wrens at sea and providing them with medical care – something they’d dismissed as there were none on board.

“The patient arrived in Number 8 working dress, trousers and shirt but such was the need to deal with her quickly that we left her clothes on,” Eric remembers.

“When we had completed surgery she had her Left arm in a ball bandage and her right hand at a drip with antibiotics connected to an I/V bottle.

“We had to transfer her to a bed and make her comfortable but she was still dressed. We looked at each other and before we could think she said: ‘Crying out loud. You guys are married. Have you never undressed a lady?’”

Being gents, they asked one of the Queen’s female household to act as chaperone…

Sadly Eric cannot remember the young sailor’s name – and there’s nothing in the documents in Leith, or in contemporary editions of Navy News, to give a clue to her identity.

Which is why the Britannia team are appealing to our readers and the wider RN community to help out.

If you are able to identify the wren – or indeed are the wren – in the pictures, and would like to be royally hosted on the former royal yacht, contact Jennifer Campbell on or call 0131 555 8800.


HMS GANGES South Australian Division (Shotley Buzz No 53)

The Shotley Buzz No53
20 July 2017 Today we held our July meeting at our usual venue the Eagles club Seven 22 Port Rd Beverely. We commenced with Alan Ford (64) reading Charlie’s prayer Apologies from Tom Marlin picking olives and making virgin olive oil. Steve Plumb, Mary Brewer, Trevor Rundle who is off to the UK with wife Beverly he says he will spread a good word about us to Ganges boys over there, Dave Diss and my wife Judith who was put into hospital this morning with a complicated blood disorder. I introduced our guest for the meeting my daughter Karalyn who filled Judy’s place. Our newly appointed treasurer Margaret Burgess gave her first report, and reminded members our annual subs of $15.00 were now due and could also be paid by transfer on line. Welfare Officer Bob Chumley asked members to please contact him when a member is hospitalised etc so he can send a card. I presented Alan Ford with a sealed colour photograph of the manned Ganges mast Alan was not a member when all others received this photograph. We are holding our Christmas function on Saturday 2nd December 2017, before we finalise with the venue members have been asked to submit any suggestions for the Christmas goodies etc. The formal proceedings were over relatively quickly and with the arrival of the meals which had been ordered everyone tucked in. At the end of the meal I gave everyone a slip of paper with the following word on it “Zythepsary” I had seen this word when chasing a crossword clue and it corresponded with the surname of one of our members, there was a prize for anyone who was able to name this member, phoning a friend was not allowed, no one came up with the answer, I then asked Raymond Zythepsary to stand, it means “Brewer” so Raymond got the prize a picnic bar. I informed members i would give them the date of our next meeting soon, with that I handed over to Vice President Mike Crowley to continue and to close the meeting. I and my daughter left at 1300.

Yours aye Derek Ernst President

Orkney service marks HMS Vanguard sinking centenary

Orkney service marks HMS Vanguard sinking centenary

Wreck of HMS VanguardImage copyrightPA
Image captionRoyal Navy divers changed the White Ensign on the wreck of HMS Vanguard as part of the commemorations

A service to mark the centenary of one of the biggest tragedies in the history of the Royal Navy has taken place in Orkney.

More than 800 people died when HMS Vanguard sank in Scapa Flow.

A series of internal explosions ripped through the battleship at about 23:20 on 9 July 1917.

A memorial service was held in St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, on Sunday evening to mark the exact moment of the explosions.

Commemorative events also took place above the wreck site and at the Lyness Naval Cemetery where 41 of the men are buried.

The White Ensign on the wreck of the Vanguard was also changed by a team of Royal Navy Divers.

A book of remembrance compiled for the commemorations was handed over to the people of Orkney at the service.

HMS Vanguard
Image captionHMS Vanguard sunk almost immediately after the accidental explosions

Built in 1909, Vanguard was the eighth ship to bear the name and was one of the new generation of Dreadnought battleships.

On 9 July 1917, the ship had been conducting exercises in Scapa Flow and had anchored for the evening.

At 23:20 a series of catastrophic explosions, most likely caused by an accidental magazine explosion, resulted in the ship sinking almost immediately.

Of the 845 men aboard, only two survived.

As part of the commemorations, Royal Navy divers from HM Naval Base Clyde’s Northern Diving Group (NDG) travelled to Orkney to change the White Ensign on the wreck of Vanguard.

Wreck of HMS Vanguard
Image copyrightPA
Wreck of HMS Vanguard
Image copyrightPA

Leading diver James Brown said: “The waters of Scapa have always held a special place in NDG’s heart. Whenever an opportunity arises for us to work in Orkney there is a competition within the team to secure a place.”

Naval regional commander Scotland and Northern Ireland, Captain Chris Smith said the history of the Royal Navy and Scapa Flow were “tightly entwined”.

“The devastating explosion, completely accidental rather than a result of enemy action, was a shock when it happened and the tragic loss of more than 840 lives is still felt through their descendants and those in Orkney who feel passionately that we should mark the centenary in appropriate fashion,” he said.

“I am very happy to be joined by the ship’s companies of HMS Dasher and HMS Pursuer as well as the Northern Diving Group and personnel from the current HMS Vanguard as we support the welcome efforts of Orcadians in commemorating the loss of this great battleship and all but two of her crew in suitable fashion.”

HMS GANGES WA Division Newsletter July 2017


  G’day all,

Had an interesting visit to a dermatologist recently to check out a suspicious growth on my temple. The doc informed me it was a benign barnacle, when I asked if this was something old sailors are prone to get he did not seem amused. Anyway he burnt it off. As is my wont I googled barnacle and found it was a seborrheic keratosis, I’ll stick with barnacle.


This newsletter is the inaugural ‘Hoist’, Paul Chapman informs me that the pennant when hoisted signifies a message or information to follow. I thought this rather fitting. This first Hoist could also be the penultimate Hoist if members continue to sit on their hands rather than nominate for a position on the Division Management Committee at the AGM.


Gathering for 2017

Committee Meetings

3rd Thursday of odd month

Commencing 1200 @ FNC

Division Meetings

4th Thursday of odd month

Commencing 1200 @ FNC

Social Sausage Sizzles

4th Sunday of even month

Commencing 1200 @ RNC

20th July 27th July 27th August
21st September 28th September 8th October *
*Changed to 2nd Sunday to avoid any Trafalgar Day clash
Annual Black Tot Day Lunch

1200 Wednesday 2nd August at FNC

Christmas Lunch

1200 Wednesday 13th December at FNC



Social Coordinator Hoists;        


Quiz Night Rockingham Navy Club Saturday 17 June 2017.


Gail and Ian plus 2 of their friends joined Brenda, Brian and Paul to form the Ganges plus 2 Quiz team. After a brilliant 10/10 in the first round and a reward of chocolates things deteriorated somewhat and after 10 rounds we took out the penultimate place, earning a few more chocolates along the way. Not so good on the raffle prizes this time, only taking out 3. Still an enjoyable evening – it’s the taking part isn’t it? – not the winning –Yeah Right!!


Social Sausage Sizzle Rockingham Navy Club Sunday 25 June 2017.


Another fine day (they keep on coming) with a few clouds later on made for another pleasant afternoon being enjoyed by those present. A smaller than usual group this time enjoyed the excellent (thanks to all contributors) offerings. With Gary and Ian absent Brian nobly stepped up to the BBQ and did the honours with distinction. The onion problem is back, this time an excess, thanks Jim, they will not go to waste and I will not have to cry when making my winter soup. Rum Bosun Alex initiated ‘Up Spirits’ and with limited numbers the rum flask was passed round a good few times. Cathy ran the raffle this time and prizes were fairly well spread amongst the two organizations thanks to Anne from RRNA asking for redraws on the many occasions her tickets were drawn. No ‘Rum’ raffle this time due to limited numbers.





Black Tot Lunch.


When            1200 Wednesday 2nd August 2017.

Where           Fremantle Navy Club.

Cost             $30

Menu            Pumpkin Soup, Roast Pork or Roast Chicken, Veggies, Gravy, Apple Crumble and Custard.

Details          The lunch will follow the previous format.

Dress            Smart casual.

Important Note: Bookings required now. The cut-off date is Wednesday 19 July to book and indicate choice of roast.  Those who wish to attend and have not already booked – names and choice of roast to me sooner rather than later by email or phone – or 95275857 This information is required by the FNC for catering purposes.


Visit to Charthouse Primary School. (Ref: May minutes – other business).


When                     1000 Wednesday 16 August 2017 (Previous date fell during school holidays).

Where                    43 Rand Avenue, Waikiki.

Dress                     Division shirts. (Better have something covering your nether regions as well or you may be arrested).

Details                    Knocker tells me that the school will be delighted to receive a visit from us and that a few RRNA members may join us. A lunch at a venue TBA will follow. More details TBA.

Budget Matters:

The AMA has weighed in on Scott Morrison’s proposed changes to Australia’s health services
The Allergists voted to scratch them, but the
Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.
The Gastroenterologists had a sort of a gut feeling about it, but the
Neurologists thought he had a lot of nerve.
The Obstetricians felt he was labouring under a misconception.
Ophthalmologists considered the ideas short-sighted.
Pathologists yelled, “Over my dead body!” while the
Paediatricians said, “Oh, Grow up!”
The Psychiatrists thought the ideas were madness, while the
Radiologists could see right through them.
The Surgeons were fed up with the cuts and decided to wash their hands of the whole thing.
The ENT specialists didn’t swallow it, and just wouldn’t hear of it.
The Pharmacists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow, and the
Plastic Surgeons said, “This puts a whole new face on the matter….”
The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the

Urologists were pissed off at the whole idea.
The Anaesthetists thought the ideas were a gas, but the
Cardiologists didn’t have the heart to say no.
In the end, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the
arseholes in parliament!


Ever wondered why we ‘Toast’

The term ‘toast’, as in raising our glasses to honour or celebrate something before drinking, comes from a literal piece of spiced or charred toast that was dropped into cups or bowls of wine. The toast was either a form of hors d’oeuvre or added to make the wine taste better. (it wouldn’t have been much good in a tot of rum!). Shakespeare mentions this in The Merry Wives of Windsor, in which Falstaff calls for a quart of spiced wine, then adds; “Put a toast in it”.


By the 18th Century, the term “toast” had been transferred from the floating bread to the person honoured by the toast. Hence the particular popular person could become the “toast of the town”.




75 Years ago an attack on Sydney

On the night of 29 May 1942, five large Japanese submarines positioned themselves 56 kilometres north-east of Sydney Heads. At 0300 the next day one of the submarines launched a reconnaissance aircraft. After circling Sydney Harbour the aircraft returned to its submarine, reporting the presence of ‘battleships and cruisers’ moored in the harbour. The flotilla’s commanding officer decided to attack the harbour with midget submarines the next night. The next day the five submarines approached to within 11 kilometres of Sydney Heads, and at about 0430 they released three Ko-hyoteki class midget submarines which then began their approach to Sydney Harbour.



One of the three Japanese Ko-hyoteki class midget submarines is raised after the attack



HMAS Yandra

The third submarine was sighted by HMAS Yandra at the entrance to the harbour and was depth-charged. Some four hours later, having recovered, it entered the harbour but it was subsequently attacked with depth charges and sunk in Taylor Bay by vessels of the Royal Australian Navy. Both members of the submarine’s crew committed suicide



HMAS Yarroma

The second submarine entered the harbour at about 9.48 pm and headed west towards the Harbour Bridge, causing a general alarm to be issued by the Naval Officer in Charge, Sydney. About 200 metres from Garden Island the submarine was fired on by the heavy cruiser USS Chicago. The submarine then fired its two torpedoes at the cruiser. One torpedo ran ashore on Garden Island but failed to explode. The other passed under the Dutch submarine K9 and struck the harbour bed beneath the depot ship HMAS Kuttabul where it exploded, killing 21 sailors (19 Royal Australian Navy and 2 Royal Navy). The submarine then slipped out of the harbour, its mission complete.




The outer-Harbour defences detected the entry of the first midget submarine at about 8.00 pm, but it was not identified until it became entangled in an anti-torpedo net that was suspended between George’s Head and Green Point. Before HMAS Yarroma was able to open fire the submarine’s two crew members destroyed their vessel with demolition charges and killed themselves.

Immediately following the raid, the five Japanese fleet submarines that carried the midget submarines to Australia embarked on a campaign to disrupt merchant shipping in eastern Australian waters. Over the next month, the submarines attacked at least seven merchant vessels, sinking three ships and killing 50 sailors. During this period, between midnight and 0230 on 8 June, two of the submarines bombarded the ports of Sydney and Newcastle.



The midget submarine attacks and subsequent bombardments are among the best-known examples of Axis naval activity in Australian waters during World War II, and are the only occasion in history when either city has come under attack. The physical effects were slight, the Japanese had intended to destroy several major warships, but sank only an unarmed depot ship and failed to damage any significant targets during the bombardments. The main impact was psychological; creating popular fear of an impending Japanese invasion and forcing the Australian military to upgrade defences, including the commencement of convoy operations to protect merchant shipping.

SS Yandra was a coastal steamer converted to a minesweeper and anti-submarine vessel and commissioned HMAS Yandra. HMAS Yarroma was a channel patrol boat of the Naval Auxiliary Patrol fitted with depth charges. HMAS Kuttabul was a converted ferry.


Centenary of the formation of the WRNS:

In 2017 the Royal Naval Service is celebrating the centenary of the formation of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS). It will also recognise the supporting role given by the WRNS to the naval service and acknowledge the transition made by women from the separate WRNS into the Royal Navy, and demonstrate the way in which the WRNS helped define the opportunities for women in today’s Royal Navy. The formation of the WRNS came at a fascinating time in our nation’s social history. Prior to the start of the First World War, the Suffragette movement had been lobbying the government for greater powers for women, but it was only as the war progressed that the role of women changed. By 1917 the Royal Navy was faced with a deteriorating manpower situation. The only option was for women to fulfil some of the shore jobs. The Admiralty decided to form a naval organisation for women, under the leadership of Dame Katherine Furse:

It became known as the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS). Previously Dame Katherine had been the Commander-in-Chief of the Voluntary Aid Detachments who had provided field nursing services on the Western Front and elsewhere. She was the ideal candidate to become the first Director of the WRNS; her leadership and example quickly set the tone of the new service.


It was not long before the members of the WRNS became known as ‘Wrens’, with ratings often affectionately referred to as ‘Jenny Wrens’. The WRNS motto was ‘Never at Sea’ as the initial intention had been to employ Wrens in domestic or clerical jobs, such as cooks, stewards, clerks, writers and telephonists. With manpower shortages continuing, the Wrens soon found themselves taking on many more unusual jobs. These included sail-making, driving, maintaining aircraft, signalling and coding. They positively flourished with their newly-found confidence and worth. Some were even lucky enough to find themselves working overseas in Malta, Gibraltar and Italy. At the war’s end in 1918 the WRNS had approximately 5,000 ratings and nearly 450 officers.

Competition to join the WRNS was very strong. Even after the National Services Act (conscription) was introduced in 1941, many women wanted to join the WRNS over the other Services. Like WWI, the aim had been to ‘Free a Man for the Fleet’ by offering the Wrens clerical or domestic jobs. But technology had moved on, and women knew they were capable of much more. New roles were offered such as Radio Operators, Meteorologists, together with sea-going Cypher Officers and Boat’s Crew Wrens. Demand continued to increase, with Wrens undertaking jobs outside the formal branch structures. Others found themselves working with the Royal Marines – a tradition that continues to the present day – while the Fleet Air Arm particularly sought Wrens out for supply or communications duties. Technical Wrens proved ideal for maintaining the Fleet Air Arm’s aircraft and the equipment carried on board.



Some made the ultimate sacrifice, with the greatest single loss of life being on 19 August 1941 when 21 Wrens, twelve of whom had served together in Scarborough, were killed while on board the SS Aguila, heading for Gibraltar. This group of cypher officers and wireless operators had been the first to volunteer to serve abroad. Sadly, the ship was torpedoed and all the Wrens plus a QARNNS nursing officer travelling with the group were killed.


In 1949, in recognition of the outstanding service provided by Wrens it was announced that the WRNS would be permanently established. Although it retained a separate disciplinary code, the WRNS became an integral part of the naval service, along with the Women’s Royal Naval Reserve (WRNR) formed in 1952. A regular force of 3,000 was retained on the understanding that women would be excluded from seagoing, flying and weapons’ training roles. Despite many of the roles undertaken during the War being placed back in the male domain of the Royal Navy, change was inevitable. In 1970 a female meteorological officer embarked in a helicopter support ship, where she provided advice to flying operations. This event was closely followed by air mechanics who went afloat to support the helicopter squadrons, with other mechanics later taking part in a ‘trial’ sea deployment.


Formal integration of women began in 1976 with female officer training moving from the RN College, Greenwich, to Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. Five years later, initial ratings’ training moved from HMS Dauntless in Reading to HMS Raleigh, Cornwall, where they joined the men. By now, all women had been brought under the previously male only Naval Discipline Act. It wasn’t long before men and women trained together on their respective officers’ or ratings’ initial training courses. With everyone serving under the same Discipline Act, it paved the way for women to enter another area that had previously been the preserve of men: a major fleet establishment, HMS Mercury, welcomed its first female First Lieutenant in 1979. Eleven years later, a Chief Officer (Commander) was the first woman to take command of the Navy’s flagship shore establishment, HMS Warrior at Northwood. By now, changing employment expectations from both men and women was having an effect on naval recruitment.


The watershed moment for women serving in the naval service arrived in the early 1990s. The RN asked existing Wrens (officers and ratings) to volunteer for sea service; the first group joined HMS Brilliant in October 1990. Prior to the formal disbandment of the Women’s Royal Naval Service on 1 November 1993, women had already replaced their blue badges and stripes for the gold worn by the men. At disbandment, 4,535 women were integrated fully into the Royal Navy: their ‘supporting’ role had finally come to a proud end.





HMS Albion

The amphibious command ship HMS Albion has embarked her crew marking a major milestone in the ships multi-million-pound capability upgrade in Plymouth. Almost 350 Royal navy sailors and Royal Marines move onboard for the first time in almost six years, with the ship expecting to return to sea later this year. The 20,000 tonne ship has been undergoing a major package of work, dominated by an improved propulsion system and combat systems compared to her sister ship HMS Bulwark. The new combat computer ‘brain’ will manage the upgraded weapons and sensors, which includes a more capable surveillance radar and improved defensive weapon system



Maiden Sea trials:



On 26th June HMS Queen Elizabeth left Rosyth, where she has been under construction since 2014, with 700 sailors and 200 industry contractors on board and embarked on her maiden sea trials. Over the last couple of months, the ship’s company has been getting to know the ship which has been assembled in Rosyth as part of the £6 billion programme to deliver the two largest ever warships for the Royal Navy.


Two Royal Navy ships, Type 23 frigates HMS Sutherland and HMS Iron Duke, are escorting the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier as she conducts vital system tests off the coast of Scotland. Sutherland and Iron Duke, along with Merlin Mk2 helicopters of the Fleet Air Arm, are there to guard the seas as the trials of HMS Queen Elizabeth get under way.


Point to ponder!

Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year.



That’s all folks;


Cheers aye – Ian 










 GANGES CREW REMEMBER THIS LAST YEARWell guess what? We are doing it again this year.



at the Maritime Museum Southbank Brisbane.

Monday 31st July 2017

Time turn up 1100 to1145 up spirits 1200

Courtesy of PUSSER’S RUM




Minutes of the HMS GANGES Association – Qld Division AGM 2017 held on 24 June



Present: Dexley Johnson, Jack Gardiner, Ian Thomson, Kennedy Anderson, Charlie Greensmith, Graham Slaney, Judy Gardiner, Joy Thomson, Linda Anderson, Lorna Greensmith.

Apologies:  Roger Bower, Brian Samuels, Ray Barker, David Bird, George Baker and Jack Stacey.


Acceptance of the Minutes of last AGM and Extraordinary General meeting was proposed

by Charlie Greensmith and seconded by Ian Thomson. Minutes accepted unanimously.


Executive positions vacated.


Dexley Johnson appointed by the meeting as temp. Chairman.


Dexley Johnson called for nominations for Executive positions of President, Treasurer and Secretary from the floor. Charlie Greensmith nominated Graham Slaney for President. Seconded by Ian Thomson.


Carried unanimously.


Graham Slaney took the Chair.


Dexley Johnson nominated Linda Anderson for Treasurer. Seconded by Ian Thomson.


Carried unanimously.


Ken Anderson nominated Lorna Greensmith for Secretary. Seconded by Jack Gardiner.


Carried unanimously.


The President asked the meeting if anyone is aware of people not receiving his emails to please notify him.


Treasurer’s Report Presented. Acceptance moved by Charlie Greensmith. Seconded by Lorna Greensmith. Passed.


Ian Thomson asked why some members are awarded 50 and 60yr. certificates from UK Div.

and others are not. Charlie and Ken explained that in order to receive certificates people must be a member of the UK Div. for at least 5 years.


Dexley, Charlie and Ken reaffirmed that when the Qld. Div. formed it was decided at a general meeting that ass. members could serve on the committee owing to the small number of members able and willing to participate due to large distances.


Lorna Greensmith proposed Charlie Greensmith as Rum Bosun due to his long associations

with South Trade …importers of Pussers Rum… who provide us with rum for our tots at meetings. Seconded by Joy Thomson and Dexley Johnson. Carried. Much thanks to our previous Rum Bosun, Ray Barker, who is unwell at the present time. We all wish him a speedy recovery.


A gathering for the 47th anniversary of Black Tot day to take place on Mon. 31st July in the ward room of the Diamantina at the Maritime Museum was suggested. Charlie to contact

Alan Bibby to confirm.


Christmas party to be held at Palms Resort at Beenleigh on Sunday 26th Nov. 17. More info.

will be sent in the newsletter. Dexley suggested fish and chips or chicken from a local fast food shop as an alternative to a BBQ. Decision still open.


Because of the increased cost of UK membership, Lorna raised the issue of perhaps joining our president as a member of the UK Div. as a position rather than a person so that we would always have a rep. to the UK. Ken and Charlie said they would happily serve that function as they were members already and that they did not think the UK Div. would let us do that anyway.


Linda asked that a reminder be sent out in the next newsletter that yearly fees are now due.


Meeting closed at 12.30pm.

Black Tot Day 2017

Black Tot Day will be held Monday 31st July at the Maritime Museum, Southbank, Brisbane.

Rig of the day Divisional shirts otherwise casual.

Turn up time between 1100 – 1145.

Up Spirits 1200.

A bottle or two of Pusser’s will be supplied any other contributions will be gratefully received.

A bit of lunch at the Ship Inn (after the mourning time and lamp swinging is over) can be enjoyed with your old shipmates but is pay as you eat.

Any problem with parking or access please contact Charlie. 3202 1332 or 0438122593.

Hope to see as many as possible there top enjoy the day.

Best Regards and Safe Sailing