Betty Lindsay-Thomson

OCC Award - 2002

Betty Lindsay-Thomson- who is now well into her eighties and one of our oldest members who has never owned her own boat but has, until recently, been clocking up an average of 5,000 miles per annum crewing on other people's boats. She has always been a happy, positive and useful crewman, extremely loyal to her skippers, and has kept her fellow watch keepers entertained for many a long night watch with her tales and anecdotes. She is still top of ‘the desired crew list' at Sunsail for skippers who are asked to make delivery trips on their charter yachts. She is a regular attendee at OCC functions be they local social events in a pub in Southampton or distant rallies such as the Commodore's Millennium Cruise in the BVI's, Ireland and Falmouth. She has, over the years, given dedicated service to the Club by acting on the committee for many years, stuffing envelopes with the club secretary when no other help was available and has been a constant supporter of subsequent committees and social event organisers, in short, in all her activities over the years she has been active in promoting the objects of our club.