Following is a selection of photographs taken from what we think was a Club prizegiving in 1965 or thereabouts. These were forwarded by former member Ed Thomson who came across them when clearing out some items originally owned by his parents, Jim & Ruth Thomson also former RTYC Members. As very active members at that time Jim & Ruth Thomson, helped by Alex Pitcaithly, had obviously been asked to hand out the prizes.
A number of existing Members can be identified in the photo's, albeit in a much younger form, so let's see if you can identify anyone before reading the captions below each photo. We have not been able to identify all persons so if you can fill any of the blanks let us know......
PHOTO 1 - standing left to right David Nicol, Alex Pitcaithly & Ruth Thomson with Stewart (Chiefie) Duncan sitting in the background? In case some might not recognise David he now has a beard which along with his thinning hair is now white (I am kind and have not used the word grey) and is often now seen helping in the race box. In fact the best up to date description of David is think Captain Birds Eye. Can anyone name the half lady sitting next to Chiefie?
PHOTO 2 - Ian Valentine (sailed a boat called Stroma), Alex Pitcaithly & Ruth Thomson. In the background (with pint in hand) is Hugh Scott.
PHOTO 3 - Alex Pitcaithly, Ruth & Jim Thomson who has just been presented with the fishing net in his hand. Jim Thomson did a lot of Safety Boat duty and the net was to fish sailors out the water. Former Commodore Lanyon Scott looks on in the background. NOTE Member Ian Hunter asked if the Burgee featured in many of these photo's could be identified? Member David Nicol confirms the SFMS Burgee stands for 'Shipwrecked Fishermans Mariners Society'. For many years this pennant was raced for at RTYC with the Race Entry money donated to this Society.
PHOTO 4 - Ruth Thomson presenting a trophy to an unknown member. Can anyone identify him? (Now identified by David Nicol as a John Midwood who sailed an Enterprise 'Marina Kay')
PHOTO 5 - Another unknown Member getting a prize from Alex Pitcaithly and Ruth Thomson. Can anyone give a name? Again Lanyon Scott and former Commodore Tom Andrews look on. (Again identified by David Nicol as John Jones who sailed an Enterprise 'Escapade')
PHOTO 6 - Left to Right Hugh Scott (see he can smile!) Alistair Stewart (who now owns/sails the Squib Wavelength) & Stewart Duncan.
PHOTO 7 - Hugh & Ken Scott.
PHOTO 8 - Doug Philp gets a trophy from Alex & Ruth.
MANY THANKS TO ED THOMSON FOR MAKING THESE PHOTO'S AVAILABLE.