Award for Adrian Hart
Published 15:51 on 17 Sep 2021One of the Founding Fathers of Junior Bourne End Week Regatta steps back from involvement in the annual event. UTSC has much to be proud of, but this event is in a class of its own. Not for sophistication or high-quality racing, but for sheer inspirational fun for children. Adrian Hart is that Founding Father Ive referred to. In the early days of the event Adrian, a Thames Sailing Club member, was the front man working with UTSC club members. His infectious enthusiasm spread not only inspiring the kids to get involved is some truly bazar water-based activities. Races that involve a participant sitting in a plastic garden chair precariously placed in an Oppy whilst balancing glasses of coloured liquid on a tray. Getting wet played a big part in these activities. Adrian could make a briefing exciting, transfixing the assembled who want to be one of the lucky recipients of a Curly Whirly bar that he would fling out from time to time. If it was raining or too windy his imagination would come up with some game or activity that the children just wanted to be involved in. Junior Bourne End Week as a format has been adopted by many other clubs, so there are young people benefiting from Adrians ideas that have never heard of him. He will how ever be remembered at UTSC for many years to come. His efforts on behalf of our club have been acknowledged with an award, originally given to the club in memory of former Commodore, Garvin Pollock, intended to be presented to outstanding cadets. COVID prevented the activities of the cadets this year, every cloud has a silver lining, it seemed appropriate this year to give it to the man who inspired all those cadets. Adrian Hart, Thank you!
Last updated 20:43 on 16 April 2022