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Commodore Salutes Support
Samuela Lagataki
October 05
17:02 2014

Royal Suva Yacht Club First Commodore Mark Hirst hosted a cocktail for the members,  life members, trustees and sponsors last night.
“This is basically a traditional night where I invite all the core members, life members, trustees and normally our patron, the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau,  who is unfortunately unavailable,” Hirst said.
“It’s my way of thanking all the guys who have attained a full membership as it is quite hard to get one.
“Once you are a full member you have voting rights in the club, so it’s my night to say thank you to all those members plus sponsors.”
Hirst, who has been a commodore for five years, said some of the sponsors or members don’t come to the club often.
“They don’t know what is going on so it’s my time to tell them what has been happening.” The Royal Suva Yacht club started in 1932 and relocated to Walu Bay in 1938 where it officially gained its royal status in 1950.
Since then, the club has hosted keeler sailing, junior sailing development, Hobie Cat racing, powerboat and fishing events.
The club has undergone a lot of changes since its inception.
“Our latest project was the pontoons that have been added to the club thanks to Noel Ryan,” Hirst said.
“We have changed the security. We want to increase the professionalism and security and upgrade it.”
Members will now have to carry their cards with them. “I’d like to thank everyone who has contributed to the development of the club.” Hirst thanked the core sponsors; Grid Security,  Coca-Cola Amatil, Cakes 2000, Goodman Fielder,   FMF, Pacific Marine, Carptrac and Paradise Beverages and Foneology.
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