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Dear Friends

sue Our new membership year began on 1st April and we are delighted that 85% of our members have already renewed their membership - thank you so much for your support! For those who have yet to renew, if you need any help to do so, please email membership@foskd.org

As an incentive to renew we have some great events arranged for members only, including:-

9th May

The Ceremony of the Keys & a private tour of the Tower of London hosted by Yeoman Warder Spike Abbot, with drinks in the Yeoman Warders private club. A separate booking form will be sent to you for this special event soon.

4th June

A social evening at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine's at Limehouse, including drinks & canapes & a tour of this fascinating venue. A separate booking form will be sent to you for this special event in May.

18th July

In this, the 100th Anniversary year of the RAF, we will visit RAF Northolt with the opportunity to go on board the Queen's private plane, meet the RAF band, dine in the officers mess & meet members of the bomb disposal unit. A separate booking form will be sent to you for this special event in May.

For any other queries about FOSKD whether it's about our events or concession scheme or anything else, the best way to contact us is by sending an email to contactus@foskd.org this will ensure that a member of our team responds to you as soon as possible.

Please see below for how to book for our next social event on the 24th April THE MAIDEN FACTOR and for news about our Concession scheme & other Dock news.

Your Committee looks forward to welcoming you to an event soon!

Sue Hughes
Chairman

Social Events

THE MAIDEN FACTOR

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An Illustrated talk by yachtswoman Tracy Edwards MBE
Date: Tuesday 24th April 2018
Venue: The Dickens Suite - upstairs in The Dickens Inn
Timing: 18.30 for a 19.00 start
This event is free to attend and there will be a cash bar.

Please click here to book your places for this event

If you wish to bring a non-member as a guest to this event they will be welcome, please just email their details in advance to contactus@foskd.org

In 1990 Tracy Edwards and her crew sailed "Maiden" across the finish line of the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race and into the history books as the first all-female crew to circumnavigate the globe. Tracy was the first woman to receive the Yachtsman of the Year Trophy. Maiden was sold and Tracy went on to break numerous world records in various sailing events. In 2014 Maiden was discovered, rotting in a marina in the Seychelles and Tracy set about raising the funds to recuse her. Having sailed Maiden to St Katharine Docks 28years ago after the WRWYR, Tracy will be talking about Maiden then and now, her restoration and what the next exciting chapter of her life holds.

In September this year Tracy will bring the newly restored "Maiden" back to St Katharine Docks to re-launch her and FOSKD members will be invited to a reception to meet the crew. The Yacht will then start on a circumnavigation of the globe which members of the public can pay to take part in. The Maiden Foundation is committed to working with a number of Charities to further the education of girls around the world. www.themaidenfactor.org

THE LONDON ON WATER SHOW

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Date: 10th - 12TH MAY
Location - centre basin of St Katharine Docks Marina & Marble Quay.

On production of your new 2018/19 membership card at the entry point in front of the Marina Office, you will be granted free admission to the pontoons in the centre basin. This year the boat show will include a floating village in the centre basin as well as a display of supercars on Marble Quay. There will be three themed evening receptions in the floating village which you will also be able to attend for free where there will be a selection of food & beverages at good prices.

Reception 1: Luxury Yachts, Design, Property & Cars Thursday 10th May 2018 (5pm - 7pm)

Reception 2: Yacht Charters, Sailing Holidays & Cruises Friday 11th May 2018 (5pm - 7pm)

Reception 3: Sports Boats, Watersports & Sail Training Saturday 12th May 2018 (4pm - 6pm)


Concessions News

NATURAL KITCHEN

Many of you will have seen that Tom's Kitchen in Commodity Quay has closed. In it's place the NATURAL KITCHEN will open soon. We are in discussion with their management about them participating in our concession scheme and we will up-date members soon

THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL at 10 Trinity Square

The hotel has altered its concession offers to FOSKD with effect as from 1st April and the details of their exciting new offers can be viewed under their entry at http://www.foskd.org/concessions.php these offers will run through till the end of October.

THE DICKENS INN

The Dickens Inn is currently experiencing IT problems with their tills and currently cannot offer our members the 20% discount. Their management have apologised for any inconvenience & will let us know as soon as the problem is fixed.

TRADE UNION

The Trade Union Thomas More Square (or MORETOWN as it is now re-branded) has closed down. We will watch with interest to see who takes on that unit next.


Please see our NEWS page at www.foskd.org/news.php for general news items about the Dock.


Contact us

Should you require any further information, please feel free to contact us at contactus@foskd.org

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