May 2010 News Bulletin 1

“What? Another one?”  “Yes, here it is!”


Bank Holiday Sherlockian Horse Racing.

“I glanced at the card to see the entries.”

The 3 o’clock, this Bank Holiday Monday (3 May 2010), at Kempton Park is being sponsored by The Sherlock Holmes Society of London.  The Silver Blaze Wessex Cup is a first for the Society and probably the first ever Sherlockian event of this type in the UK.  To view the race card on the Racing Post website look here

Sherlock’s a Marathon Man!

Ian Young, who ran the Virgin London Marathon (on Sunday 25 April 2010) as Sherlock Holmes, completed the course in 4 hours, 1 minute, 47 seconds, setting the record as the fastest book character.  The fastest TV character was Paul Franks, as a Dalek.  He did it in 4 hours, 1 minute, 46 seconds!  It’s still not too late to support the Sparks charity which Ian is trying to raise money for –

Sherlock Holmes DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews.

The two leading monthly film magazines in the UK, Total Film and Empire are carrying reviews of the Warner Bros Sherlock Holmes movie (2009) in their June issues, currently on sale.  You can also read their online reviews at and

Website Construction.

Our Website Forum is still under construction, but expect developments soon.  We’ll post details here and also notify Crew members by email when it’s ready to go.

2010 Sailing Schedule.

Updates for June 2010 and beyond can now be found on the 2010 Sailing Schedule Sub page –