We are sad to say goodbye to one of our longest serving Trustees, David Knight, who steps down after playing a key role as Chairman of Boleh’s restoration Design Group. David has always wanted Boleh to have the full suite of sails depicted in this extract from Robin Kilroy’s 1951 lecture portfolio but other funding priorities have stood in the way. Now, as a farewell to Boleh, he has taken it upon himself to gift a new full size Genoa to the Trust. We are extremely grateful for this generosity and for David’s time as a Trustee.
As David steps down, we are delighted to welcome a new Trustee, Simon Springett, to the Boleh team. Simon, a Commando trained Naval Chaplain, is an Ocean Yachtmaster and one of Boleh’s first volunteer Skippers. He will be closely involved in helping us fulfil one of our important charitable obligations: providing opportunities for members of the Armed Services and their families to sail in Boleh. We look forward to achieving this in our 2021 sailing programme and to benefitting from a full set of headsails!