The world is enough
On 17 July, more than 200 actuaries boarded the Golden Flame at Westminster Pier for the annual SIAS summer boat party. On arrival, guests were welcomed with a drink, after which they were free to roam around the craft as we sailed up and down the River Thames.
The weather treated us kindly, and guests were sporting some imaginative and inspired 'around the world' themed outfits.
The upper sundeck seemed to be the most popular area, where people could enjoy drinks outdoors, admire the sights of London and enjoy the aroma from the BBQ, with its wide selection of food, from chicken kebabs to burgers.
Our casino table proved popular among the statisticians onboard - congratulations to Chloe Goillau, who received an Amazon voucher for winning the blackjack competition.
Other highlights of the event included our cocktailpop station, where 'Jack Daniels' was creating different cocktails and instantly freezing them into ice lollies using a -30°C surface. Following dinner, the dance floor was the place to be, with everyone showcasing their moves. A definite highlight was the dance-off between a Native American and a turkey for the title of best dressed male - congratulations to Jacky Cheung for winning!
Time flew and we were soon docking back at Westminster Pier. Those who found their sea legs and were still standing made it over to the Opal Bar to celebrate 'returning' to London.
Many thanks to Capital Pleasure Boats and to everyone for attending. I look forward to seeing you next year.