Once again the London Branch Committee of The Nautical Institute organised its summer leisurely four-hour evening cruise on board the ‘Old London’ on the Thames last night. Nearly eighty devotees participated enjoying the early evening sunshine, but rain…too, with excellent food, drinks and sweets!
Boarding at Tower Millennium Pier off Tower Bridge and sailing up towards Hammersmith and the famous Putney Bridge passing historic landmarks with disembarkation at the Embankment, this four hours except the networking and catching up with friends/members included a noble cause too: from the surplus of the Conferences the London Branch Organises, £ 3, 000 where given to the Director of the London’s Nautical School to assist for the purchase of new sales and covers needed for its boats; a very noble move!
The London Nautical School emanates just after the Titanic’s loss and it is a selective foundation school for boys and a coeducational sixth form founded in 1915, and today continues to be supported by the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights. The primary aim of the school is “to educate and prepare pupils to meet the needs of society either at sea or in any other occupation where responsibility, attention to duty and regard for others are valued equally with academic and practical skills.”
Look forward seeing you onboard next year!