BARRIE NEILSON - SAILING HOLIDAYS:
We are very fortunate to have Barrie Neilson speaking to us at UTMYC next week. A man of many talents, author, entrepreneur, raconteur, owner of Sailing Holidays, the largest privately owned flotilla company in the UK. He has had a fascinating life, leaving New Zealand, after racing motorbikes along side Burt Munro whose part was played by Anthony Hopkins in the film The Fastest Indian, on a ferro cement yacht bound for Australia. Eventually arriving in the UK in 1975. He joined Sailing Holidays as an engineer, then lead skipper and took over the company a few years later.
I have known Barrie for quite some time now, he is an excellent and amusing public speaker. It will no doubt be an entertaining and informative evening., So on very personal note please come along to the next meeting if you can. It would be very embarrassing for me if only a handful of people turned up.
With my very best wishes