Emily, Helen, May Shiu & Kathleen with the new 'RNC' Rib

Emily, Helen, May Shiu & Kathleen with the new ‘RNC’ Rib

On Sunday the Manx Sailing and Cruising Club in Ramsey celebrated the launch of a brand new Patrol boat.  The RIB delivered from Welwyn Garden City the day before was donated by Dr May Shiu Chan in memory of Neil, her husband, and the event was an opportunity to remember Neil’s hard work as a safety boat volunteer.  Neil’s family were present, as well as Club members and Neil would have approved of the modern 4-stroke engine, since he did not enjoy the vagaries of the old 2-stroke.  The Rev’d David Greenwood kindly said a few words of blessing, hoping all who crewed the RIB, and those wet clients it will help in the future, safe and happy sailing.

The RIB was safely launched with May at the helm, and Emily Kee, Neil’s niece, also volunteering to patrol the dinghy race, which turned out to be a calm affair!