80 Years at Midland SC

80 Years at Midland SC

Shabhana Mahmood MP, Paul Leather and Peter Wain

Peter Waine celebrated 80 years of membership at Midland SC at the Friends & Family day on the 11 July.

In 1930 a young lad by the name of Peter Waine took up an interest in sailing at Midland Sailing Club in Birmingham, although it was four years later that he officially joined at the age of 16 since there wasn’t a Junior Section back then. And Peter has been a member of the club ever since, chalking up an impressive 80 years of membership.

Dave Trott and three young sailorsIn honour of this, Peter was presented with an engraved glass paperweight by the Commodore, Paul Leather, and the MP for Birmingham Ladywood, Shabana Mahmood at the “Friends and Family Day” on Sunday.

With light winds and lots of sunshine it was ideal conditions just messing about on the water and over the afternoon guests were taken out for a sail around the lake, including Shabana and her family.  Several children also had their first taste of sailing, and we even had some passing joggers come over and ask to have a go. Richard Adams swapped his sailing gloves for a chef’s hat, lit the BBQ and cooked up loads of hotdogs and burgers.

More pictures from Sunday can be found in the Gallery.

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