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Londoner Terry Donoghue was promoted to Commodore of the Sand Banks Yacht Club during their Change of Watch Banquet at the Spinnaker Restaurant in Treasure Cay, an annual tradition since the founding of Sand Bank Yacht Club in 1972.

Sand Banks Yacht Club has Change of Watch ceremony

Londoner Terry Donoghue was promoted to Commodore of the Sand Banks Yacht Club during their Change of Watch Banquet at the Spinnaker Restaurant in Treasure Cay, an annual tradition since the founding of Sand Bank Yacht Club in 1972.

Outgoing Commodore, George Mellon, thanked the past members for their service on the board and welcomed new members and the opportunity for new acquaintances. “I encourage you to get to know them and my guess is that they will become friends who enjoy the beautiful waters of the Sea of Abaco as much as we all have over the years.”

The board, all seated at the head table, then performed the ritual passing of the flag from the previous person to the new one holding the position. Mr. Donoghue thanked the group and welcomed the new member to the board, Barbara Farnan – Fleet Captain.

Each one of the tables in the restaurant was decorated with a uniquely decorated wooden seahorse created by Terry Donoghue. Three seahorses were auctioned during the banquet and the ten were set aside for the silent auction following dinner. The auctioned raised over $1,300 which is donated to Every Child Counts.

The group enjoyed the evening of good friends and good food and danced the rest of the night away to the music of “The Burner”.

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About Timothy Roberts

Timothy Roberts

Timothy had his first venture into Journalism just months after graduating from Queen’s College in Nassau taking his first job with The Tribune in 1991 leaving in 1992 for other pursuits.

During his time in Nassau he diversified his experiences working as a warehouse manager, locksmith and computer technician before returning to Abaco, a place he has always considered home, in 1999.

He joined the staff of The Abaconian in 2001 doing graphic design and writing an opinion article called Generally Speaking and after a brief time away, returned to The Abaconian in 2010 as a reporter, graphic designer and computer technician.

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