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Ellen MacArthur

Dame Ellen MacArthur visited the club on the 5th June 2008. These are some of photographs of the day.

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Banners and bunting make the place look a bit special and let the world know what's happening

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Mad Dominic

A clown was also on hand to entertain the school kids and staff.

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Producer Paul

Paul Leather warms up the crowd with his comedy TV producer act.

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Ellen Arrives

Accompanied by children from five local schools. The schools were also to receive award from Ellen later for eco-awareness work

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Ellen meets Commodore and Vice

Ellen meets Christine Homer (Commodore), Paul Leather (Vice-commodore) and Jan Holland who was instrumental in organising the visit.

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Jan's boat is signed

Jan's Merlin Rocket is signed by Ellen MacArthur

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Tooktoolong also signed

Paul Leather also had his Enterprise, Tooktoolong, signed by Ellen. Rumour has it the boat has at least trebled in value as a result, but it remains to be seen if it now goes any faster.

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Lucky charm

The signed Enterprise.

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Message from Ellen

The framed message will be in the clubhouse shortly.

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We Want Ellen

After a brief lunch talking with club members, Ellen came out to meet the crowds and continue with the tour.

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Summerfield Eco Village

The whole event was part of a tour of the Summerfield Eco Village as part of the Climate Change Festival hosted by the city of Birmingham.

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Ellen Welcomed to the Club

Commodore Christine Homer formally welcomes Ellen MacArthur and the schools to Midland Sailing Club.

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Eco-awareness Certificates

Dame Ellen awarded certificates to St. Johns C of E, St Patricks RC, St. Georges C of E, Barford and The Oratory RC schools for their efforts in raising eco-awareness.

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After awarding the certicates, Ellen then met children from each of the schools.

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