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Happy New Year
Friday 22nd January 2010
Looking west at Gurnard, Isle of Wight
Firstly we hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year break. The snow certainly caught everyone slightly by surprise despite it being forecast. I definitely didn’t expect to see 4 inches of snow in the garden of the house in Cowes and to see the temperature drop to -5 degrees. Annette’s car was also left abandoned in nearby Gurnard for a week due to difficult driving conditions. Still it was very exciting to take to the hills with sledges and skis and a sight not very often seen on the Isle of Wight.
Halcyon is safe and sound in Gloucester docks which were somewhat frozen at times. Tommi’s team will be planning her work schedule prior to the start of our 2010 exciting cruising schedule in March. This year will see another new paint job on the topsides as we attempt to get a perfect finish on her hull, this time from a new paint manufacturer.
The Halcyon Yacht Charter team and crew managed to attend the London Boat Show 2010 on Thursday 14 January. In conjunction with Classic Boat magazine we celebrated the news that Halcyon has been added to the most recent top 50 Classic Ships according to the August publication. Classic Boat magazine had prepared a list of the top 200 Classic Vessels back in 2005 and we were not among them then. Finally rectified! Thank you once again to Dan Houston and his team for allowing us to have some champagne and invite some friends to celebrate with us on their Stand.
The usual new year schedule for us will now continue with appointing this year’s crew and preparing for the coming season. We will keep you posted of developments.
In the meantime we would like to wish everyone a very prosperous 2010 with plenty of fair winds and safe sailing.