We are really excited to be once again entering a crew into this year’s Arrow Trophy, a sailing competition between independent Schools’ alumni (27 yachts entered last year). Last year’s competition was thoroughly enjoyed by all who were involved.

The competition is in one-design yachts (Sunsail F40), crewed by former pupils and based in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight. Racing takes place on the Solent over the weekend of Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October 2019 with a practice day on Friday 11th October.

We are in the process of selecting a crew, would you like to get involved or know someone who would?

The cost for the weekend is £295 per person, this includes:

  • Three days sailing
  • Entry fees
  • OD Arrow Sailing 2019 sweatshirt
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at Alban House, 200m from Yacht Haven marina
  • All meals
  • The Arrow Trophy black tie dinner on Saturday evening.
  • Lifejackets, waterproof coats and trousers if required.

There are up to two discounted places for OD college / university students on the yacht.

The Old Decanian Society have already subsidised some of the costs, but please note that we are open to sponsorship this year, if a sponsor comes on board then these costs may be reduced further. Please let me know if you, or anyone you know would like to sponsor the Old Decanian Yacht (named ‘Close to the Wind’) this year and we can discuss a package.

The Old Decanian Society crew will be headed up this year by Ed Ayres (Gate 2002).

For more information about the event, please visit the Arrow Trophy Website.

If you are interested in taking part, please get in touch.

Alex Hume, 01242 258048 (Ext. 208) aahume@deanclose.org.uk


Arrow Trophy 2018

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October 2018, Isle of Wight

For the first time, the Old Decanian Society entered a crew of 9 into the Arrow Trophy, an alumni sailing competition between independent Schools’ alumni.

The event took place on the waters of the Solent with racing taking place on Saturday, finishing up in Cowes, followed by an Arrow Trophy Dinner at Cowes Yacht Haven.

The crew was headed up by Richard Marquand (1967) and included Bella Acland (Fawley 2016), Felicity Copp (Staff), Cy Fateh (Tower 2011), Tony Ayres (Tower 1975), Andrew Troughton (Field 1991), Ed Ayres (Gate 2002), Richard Marquand (Field 1967), James Lund-Lack, Oliver Parkinson Hill (Gate 1963)