Accompanied by Regional Councillor David Brown, I attended the Dorset Knobs Dinner (Region 23 Cluster Dinner) organised by Weymouth 41 Club. It was a great evening of fun and fellowship, with many clubs from the Region attending, and after a superb meal was finished off with the traditional Dorset Knob (a twice baked bread roll) and Dorset blue cheese.
The event was very special this year as it was held at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, which is the home for the sailing events of the 2012 Olympic Games and & Paralympics Games.
There we were entertained by guest speakers Roger Willis, President of the National Sailing Academy, and John Derbyshire OBE, RYA Performance Director/Racing Manager. We learnt of the development of the site to provide the first class facilities and GB’s chances in both the Olympics and Paralympics as well as who is going to represent the country. It was an excellent talk and I am now looking forward to watching the sailing with increased interest in the summer.