Op Drake Anniversary
Plans and dates for 100 year Eye Of The Wind Celebrations
Dear Friends of the Eye,
We have signed a legal contract with the new Eye owners which includes following:
Gill Allen (ex ship's cook) and her partner Guy have kindly opened their home (and extensive fields) to all us of to host a get together on Saturday night 4 June. They live in a quaint village called Hooke which is approx 25-30 minutes from Weymouth.
Gill has been very generous in providing these facillities in order to keep costs to a minimum, but obviously there will be some costs levied to cover various expenses. Unfortunately we will have to charge for the day sails, but at this stage, cannot exactly say what this will be, as it will depend on the numbers they are able to accomodate under their survey.
As far as the programme the ship is able to offer, we appreciate it will not suit everyone, and unfortunately we may not be able to accomodate everyone that would like to sail on her for one last time. However, as we have had to sign a legally binding contract to cover the whole charter, we are in the position that we will have to take bookings on a first come, first serve basis. There are only 12 berths on board now. The new oweners have very generously offered the ship at a reduced rate of 159 Euro per person per day.
Obviously there are many people who either do not know of this website, or do not have internet access for one reason or another, so if you could please pass this information on to anyone you know who has voyaged on the ship, we would be very grateful.
We would particularly like anyone who has contacts from Operation Drake to let their fellow phase members know of these plans, so we can incorporate all aspects of this ships's past sailing adventures.
Unfortunately, the timing from our point of view is not great as Deb and I are just off to South America for 5 weeks, but Roz Lewis has kindly offered to co-ordinate things while we are away, and answer any queries. She can be contacted clicking here, phone 01446 793530 (UK). Ros will reply to your messages within a few days, so if you dont get a reply please try again as there might have been a communication problem.
Many thanks, and now that things have been finalised, we are looking forward to meeting long lost friends and share old memories.
Remark by Ina: If you are interested and would like to make yourself known, click here to contact me and get forwarded.