The first mid week rally of the season got off to a flying start with 12 boats and 28 people who were all determined to enjoy themselves as you can see - far more than usual for this time of the year. There was no wind on the Tuesday so most of us motored but an intrepid Mike Austin on 'Up to Speed' had a spinnaker run the whole way from Port Solent.
With a top-quality line up of Championships, Regattas and hosted events that will cement its position as one of the leading Yacht Clubs in Northern Europe in 2016, the Hamble-based Royal Southern Yacht Club has just thrown open its doors to members and non-members to celebrate the Start of Season day.
The Royal Southern is the largest club on the river Hamble delivering an ever-expanding programme of racing events to members of all ages; from youngsters in Optimists through to small keelboat and offshore racers. Members and visiting teams are accustomed to enjoying the best standards of racing and shoreside facilities in the world and this year will be no exception.
The Ladies Committee hosted their first coffee morning in aid of Dementia UK on Friday 4th March which raised over £600 which will all go to the charity.
The Ladies Committee members busied themselves before the event making a variety of delicious cakes and biscuits and hunting for a range of raffle prizes. We were delighted to find that we have some 'star bakers' amongst us.