HRH the Duke of Edinburgh usually visits Commodores House during Cowes Week. On one occasion he was standing on the balcony and he said that something seemed to be missing. Then he said. “Where’s the champagne bottle!”. Sir Max Aitken had toasted the new balcony with Uffa and had found that the empty bottle fitted neatly into the flag holder above the door.
Champagne Mumm were about to hold a party in the boathouse, so we took the opportunity for Bear Grylls to replace it. He was here with other brand ambassadors, like Ellen MacArthur to promote the brand