Sparkman & Stephens Association Annual General Meeting in Helsinki, Finland
Sunday dawned bright and sunny and we headed on the ferry to the island of Suomenlinna. The Island’s sea fortress built across a cluster of seven islands, was built in the mid-
The formal minutes of the AGM will be posted to the website soon but brief highlights included the award of the Global Challenge Cup to our Australian member, Shane Kearns of Azzurro for his success in the Australian Gold Coast Race, the decision to award Honorary Life membership to Tapio Lehtinen for his services to the S&S name, and an excellent presentation from our very own “S&S Professor” Lars Strom on the huge selection of S&S designs represented around the marinas, boatyards and anchorages of Finland.
Proceedings closed with lunch of the ultimately Finnish lunchtime soup -
A stunning set of photos was taken during the race by professional photographer Esko Kilpi, of which a few are included above. A full set can be viewed at https://www.flickr.com/photos/27670494@N05/albums/72157709137424246/with/48085112577/.
Esko has kindly agreed to provide large prints of any of these for a small thankyou. Please contact him through our regional secretary in Finland, email@example.com. These photos are copyrighted may not be used commercially without an arrangement with Esko Kilpi