Oxted Offshore Annual Dinner – Sat 21 March 2020

Dear members,

ANNUAL DINNER 2020 POSTPONED UNTIL LATER IN THE YEAR DUE TO COVID-19

I have much pleasure in inviting you to book your place at the society event of the year – the Oxted Offshore Annual Dinner 2020.

Date:               Saturday 21 March 2020
Time:               19.00 for 19.45
Location:          Park Wood Golf Club, Tatsfield, Westerham TN16 2EG 
Dress code:      Lounge suits and cocktail dresses

As always, the revered Oxted Offshore trophies and accolades will be presented for sailing achievements during the last year. The evening promises great company, good food, toasts and speeches and the traditional group photo. Drinks in the bar until midnight will round off the evening.

Reserve your place as soon as possible by emailing Howard now on oosailing [at] gmail [dot] com with your menu choices so that numbers can be confirmed to the venue. Special dietary needs can be catered for but please be sure to let me know in advance. 

The cost for 3 courses is £34 per head and for 2 courses (starter & main) £29 per head, including gratuities, and must be paid no later than Friday 28 February.

Wine and other drinks can be purchased at the bar, which will be open from 19.00 to midnight.

MENU CHOICES:
Entrees: 
1. Duck and mango salad with a lime and chilli dressing.
2. Chicken liver pate with onion and ale chutney, toasted brioche and pickled onions.
3. Mushroom and stilton tartlet.

Main course: 
1. Breast of guinea fowl and a cider jus.
2. Braised featherblade of beef with red wine jus.
3. Cod loin with a saffron sauce.
All served with dauphinoise potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

Dessert: 
1. Profiteroles with chocolate sauce.
2. White chocolate box with pannacotta and raspberry ice cream.
3. Cherry frangipane tart with pistachio ice cream and custard.

Coffee and mints will be served at the end of the meal.

I look forward to receiving your reservations as soon as possible and seeing you all there on the night.

Best wishes

Howard Richardson
Commodore

Invitation to join Ulendo V’s leisurely cruise back to the UK

Chris and Bill Anstead have extended an invitation to Oxted Offshore members to join them  on Ulendo V in Greece this year, or at any time on their passage home to the UK in 2019/20.

In 2007 Chris and Bill set off from Padstow with Ulendo V and sailed directly across Biscay to North West Spain and then eastwards through the Med. They routed through the islands – Ballearics, Sardinia, Corsica and Sicily – and are currently in the Ionion Islands. Ulendo V will stay where she is for the rest of the 2018 season, re-launching in early August after new standing rigging has been fitted. 

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