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Back in the UK he bought a studio in Robin Hoods Bay on the Yorkshire Coast and split his time between painting in Yorkshire and France. The delightful au pair bid a sad farewell and went to join her family in Australia. We are still great friends Roger says!

Some years later the Chairman of the ad agency Roger had worked for purchased a posh yacht in Guernsey and phoned to ask if he would help him sail it back to the UK. During the voyage he was offered the job of Deputy MD at the agency. Roger was with the agency for over twenty years being involved in the making of many well known TV commercials, finally becoming CEO and Chairman of the mighty McCann Erickson.

During these years Roger became a Governor of the Ocean Youth Club, to become the largest sail training organisation in the world taking over 5,000 young people to sea every year on their fleet of ten 72 ft ketches. He sailed to Iceland on the club's sailing ketch Francis Drake to commemorate the end of the Cod War. During a presentation to the Prime Minister of Iceland the Union Jack was flown at
Government House for the first time in many years. He was a Governor of the Ocean Youth Club for over twenty years becoming very much involved with the marketing and promotion of the club and the Tall Ships Races.

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