A commemorative diner has been organised to celebrate the 150th Anniversary between a great tea clipper race between Aberdeen built and owned Thermopylae and her rival Cutty Sark in 1872.
Both tea laden ships embarked from Shanghai on 18th June 1872 and the Aberdeen built Thermopylae came in first, 115 days out arriving on 11th October 1872, a full 7 days ahead of her formidable rival
A group of clipper ship enthusiasts and descendants of the Thomson & Henderson families that owned the Aberdeen Line are organising a commemorative dinner open to companies and individuals seeking to participate in what will be an entertaining and educational evening.
The black tie dinner will be interspersed with short talks on the clipper ship era and how it has led to innovations today. Speakers will include Captain Peter King who wrote the definitive history of the Aberdeen Line.
Funds raised from the evening will be used to present a Thermopylae Trophy to the Aberdeen Sea Cadets.
Tickets include three course dinner, a reception cocktail and two small glasses of wine.
For further information contact: Jodie.Flynn@endurance-estates.co.uk
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