On Friday 10th October, we were once again privileged to welcome an impressive speaker to the club for Speakers’ Corner.
On this occasion, it was Don McIntyre who gave an enthusiastic and entertaining review of his adventurous life to date.
From a description of his year spent unsupported in Antarctica, to why he recommends flying only German built gyrocopters if you are planning a pan Australia flying trip, to a graphic description of his epic rerun of Blyth’s voyage in an open boat, having been cast adrift from HMS BOUNTY, the experiences just tumbled on.
All who attended this event were engaged by the colourful tales, and were in no doubt that Don deserved the accolades he has subsequently received.
Thanks to Malcolm Webb for hosting the occasion, and of course to Mandy and her team for the excellent food and support services.
Speakers’ Corner remains one of the hidden gems of the RPAYC Social Calendar. Whilst it is understood that not all have the leisure to attend, those who are able to do so have a superb lunch, with good company, and in Don’s case a talented, enthusiastic and eloquent speaker, who left most of the audience breathless after hearing of his exploits.
The next Speakers’ corner is planned for the autumn, so look out for the various communications and do come along and bring some mates for a thoroughly enjoyable Friday lunchtime.