Glenn chats with HRH The Duke of York

HRH The Duke of York listens intently to Glenn’s answer to his question about weather and sea conditions in the southern ocean during his official visit to RVYC May 19, 2013.
Photo: Ellie Matheson

It’s not every day you meet a Prince. We had the honour, recently, of meeting and chatting with HRH The Duke of York on his official visit to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club.
Watch the video of the event. (courtesy of videographer, Jeremy Matheson).
Prince Andrew, a navy guy, was particularly interested in how some of the more extreme forms of sailing challenges us and “connects us to nature and to ourselves.” He was genuinely interested in Glenn’s circumnavigation and the two happily chatted for about 15 minutes. Prince Andrew had obviously given it some thought beforehand and asked Glenn a number of specific questions – Why take on the challenge? Which route will you take? What kind of boat do you have? Why west about? and.. How does your wife feel about this?

We are amused. Glenn and HRH The Duke of York share a laugh during his official visit to RVYC. May 19, 2013

Glenn and HRH The Duke of York share a laugh during his official visit to RVYC. May 19, 2013.
Photo: Ellie Matheson

He wished Glenn good luck on his voyage and asked to be kept informed about his progress, particularly when he crosses the finish line. We gave his aides the url for this blog and who knows… maybe we’ll see a comment from HRH on these pages from time to time. Stay tuned.

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West Wind II races in the RVYC Lipton’s Cup

photo credit: Noelle Quin

photo credit: Noelle Quin

April 14, 2013 West Wind II at the start of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club’s first race of the season – The Lipton’s Cup.

After a good start, Glenn and his able crew, Oliver Williams and Matt Le May, sailed a good race finishing a respectable second place in Division 2.

photo credit: Noelle Quin

photo credit: Noelle Quin