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The OSCAR Dragon Boat Race

The OSCAR Dragon Boat Race

11 September
London Docklands

Join Spinnaker, hosts of the 7th annual OSCAR Dragon Boat Race 2020.

The OSCAR Campaign has reached over £2million for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH). The OSCAR Campaign’s namesake is Oscar Parry, son of Phil Parry, Spinnaker’s Chairman. Oscar was treated for two types of leukaemia from age 3 to age 8. He had two bone marrow transplants – the second trialling an entirely new theory, experimental stem cell transplant, 5 brain haemorrhages. Now 20, Oscar is a living example of the value of bench-to-bedside research and treatment.

The teams for the 2019 Race were: Spinnaker, Hill Dickinson, Swire Bulk, BDO LLP, LISCR, C Solutions, North P&I, Britannia P&I, CJC, Borealis Maritime, Shipowners Club, Thomas Miller, Union Maritime, Lomar Shipping, Golar LNG, A.M.Nomikos, Lloyds Register, Ince, IG Group, Beazley, Baltic Exchange, MSC Cruises.

We already have teams signed up for this year’s race – would you like to be involved? Here’s how:

1 Get a team together. You need ten rowers and drummer to keep everyone in time. No training needed! You don’t even have to have set foot in a boat before. The up-front cost is £500 to register, plus a pledge to raise £5,000 in sponsorship
2 Sponsor the event. There are many opportunities to get your company’s brand seen by over 400 shipping people. From banners welcoming everyone at the venue to sponsoring the drinks, food, live band and boat flags, we have plenty of options.
3 Come along for the party! There’s a bar, barbecue, live music, and a great atmosphere – so it’s a fun day out even if you’re not on the water. All we ask for is a donation to Great Ormond Street Hospital, payable on the day.

Find out more about all these options by emailing Lauren Thipthorpe at or on +44 (0)1702 480142.

Maritime Leadership Development Programme 2020

Maritime Leadership Development Programme 2020

Autumn 2020

This Leadership Development programme has been designed & developed with our partner t-three for emerging or existing managers who have had little or no formal management training.

The programme uses the personality profiling tool facet5 and is delivered as follows:

· Pre-programme personality profile and one-to-one feedback by telephone or skype

· Two-day intense workshop – London

· Follow-on coaching sessions every 6 weeks following the workshop by telephone or skype

Previous beneficiaries of the programme include: project engineers, fleet managers, HR professionals, IT specialists, charterers, operators, operations managers, superintendents and lawyers.

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