Messages from past Members

We have had a couple of messages recently from past Members of our Sailing Club. Just thought I should put them together so they are more visible.


Chris Newman said


The wonders of the internet! I have loved reading through your blog, I sailed at Colemere in the ’60/70’s with my parents and sisters and have many fond memories. The club looks and sounds just as great as I remember it!



Andew and Virginia Smith (was Virginia Holden) said


We are both former members of the Club (1957-1973), even though your home page states Est since 1959!! We sailed GP14/Pegasus/Fleetwind between us. This weekend we were presented by our sons a montage of photos of CSC which someone at the club was kind enough to send to them. This to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.We were 9 and 13 in 1959, and only ‘got together’ in 1969 and married in 1971. Andrew’s father was an early commodore and the Smith boys won many prizes. So CSC is where it all began! Andrew sails an Enterprise in Poole Harbour now but I have hung up my dry suit. I hope this may be of interest to someone!! Many thanks, kind regards.


Editors note. Noticed from our list of Past Commodores A.G.B. Smith was Commodore in 1965.



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