#1 2016-01-11 07:06:13

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25th Anniversary Luncheon

Saturday 12th March 2016 at 12:30
Warsash Sailing Club, Shore House, Shore Road, Warsash, Hampshire, SO31 9FS

Dear Member,

In accordance with the notification given at the Annual General Meeting 2015, and with the permission of the Commodore Warsash Sailing Club, the 25th Anniversary of the Association will be marked with a luncheon and reunion to be held on Saturday 12th March, at Warsash Sailing Club.

The principal guests of the Association will be Chuck Paine, the designer of Victoria and Frances Yachts, and Bill Dixon, the designer of Shadow Motor Boats.  However, it is hoped that many members and other individuals, associated with Victoria Marine and its successors, will attend.  Also at the luncheon will be Peter Gregory, Olive Hathaway, and John Cade who were all very much part of the team responsible for the founding of the Association.

On display at the luncheon will be a model of the Frances 26, CHANTAL, originally owned by John Thomson and now offered to the Association by his relatives.  The model will be auctioned after lunch and sealed bids will be welcomed from members who are unable to attend.  Further information is on the Association Website.

An outline of activities and timings is as follows:

12:30    Assemble in the River Lounge and Lower Bar for pre-lunch reception
13:30    Luncheon in the Main Hall (first and main courses)
14:30    Shadow Motor Boats by Bill Dixon
14:45    Luncheon continues (dessert course and coffee)
15:15    Victoria and Frances Yachts by Chuck Paine
16:15    Auction of a Frances 26 model
16:25    Honorary Membership presentation
16:30    Victoria Sponge Cake with tea or coffee in the River Lounge
18:00    Attendees to be clear of Warsash Sailing Club

Members and other interested individuals wishing to attend should contact the Honorary Secretary prior to Friday 26th February 2016 and must express their menu preferences from the choices overleaf by e-mail to jon.fairwinds@btinternet.com or telephone 01489 581622.  The maximum numbers able to attend is restricted to 64.  The cost of lunch will be £25 per head, payable by cheque to Victoria Shadow Association, which should be forwarded to Jon Spencer at 51B Newtown Road, Warsash, Hampshire SO31 9FY.  Any overseas attendees can pay in cash on the day of the luncheon.   

Luncheon Preferences

Potted Crab
with Brown Bread and Butter
Roquefort Cheese Salad with Pears and Green Leaves
drizzled with Walnut Oil
Game Terrine
with Salad Garnish, Crisp Bread and Chutney


Ballotine of Chicken
filled with Pesto, Mozzarella and wrapped with Pancetta
Monkfish Tails
finished with a Cream Sauce
Slow Cooked Beef Bourguignon
with Pearl Onions, Smoked Pancetta, Mushrooms and Celeriac Mash

All the above served with Roasted New Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables


Victoria Shadow Roulade
Fresh Fruit Salad and Cream

Coffee or Tea will be served at the table

Wine or other drinks can be purchased from the bar prior to moving into the Hall for lunch


Warsash Sailing Club is located beside the River Hamble, overlooking Southampton Water and close to Stone Pier Yard where many of the yachts and motor boats were fitted out.  The Club is also the location of the inaugural meeting of the Victoria Shadow Association.  Parking is available in public car parks close to the Club.  Regular public bus transport is available to Warsash from both Portsmouth and Southampton.


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