1990 Canadian Sailcraft CS34 Shoal Draft
Sail #8268

1982 Catalina 22 Fin Keel
Sail #10506

1994 MUMM 36 ACE
Sail # 29206

Monday, August 29, 2016

HMS Ajax at Whitby Yacht Club

In the spring, the club was approached to do some on water activities with veterans on the British frigate HMS Ajax.  We jumped at the opportunity!


The town of Ajax was named after HMS Ajax ships with many of its streets named after sailors from the Royal Navy.

We had approximately 25 sailors and family who came from the UK.

We took them out on three power boats to take them on a tour of Oshawa harbour where the frigate visited 40 years ago in 1976.

John Berry at the helm of Mad Hatter
I went out on Mad Hatter to help out and take pictures

Going out the channel with Lost Buoys and My Symbol ahead

Going into Oshawa Harbour

Frank Smith on My Symbol

Jim Stewart on Lost Bouys
 In the background above you can see COMRA; this is the place that HMS Ajax docked 40 years ago.

Deacon Skelton dedicating the wreath
The wreath of fresh flowers with ribbon "HMS Ajax" was cast into the water in rememberance of all the sailors who have served on the frigate.

Ajax History

We had a great dinner in the clubhouse afterwards.

Commodore Rudik with picture of HMS Ajax
Here some more photos from the day:


It was great to be part of the celebration.

Trip Odometer: 14.51 nautical miles
Moving Avg: 5.3 knots
Max Speed: 12.4 knots
Moving Time: 02:44:00

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