Christmas Rally 2015
A gloomy, dank December day did not deter 19 boats from making it across the
Solent to Cowes for the annual Christmas Rally - this year hosted by the Royal
Half the boats took advantage of their Haven and were counting
their blessings as the heavens opened in the afternoon but the powers above were
smiling on the Cowes Yacht Haven contingent and allowed a break in the weather
for them to make the trek to the Squadron more or less dry. It got its own back
during the night as the wind howled and the rain poured down but again provided
relief for the sail home which was fast thanks to favourable wind and tide.
The Squadron provided a lovely welcome for 76 members and guests with a
welcoming drink and dinner on the Platform. The party continued the following
morning with 25 enjoying breakfast there too. The Squadron is always a special
visit and we were very well looked after.
The icing on the cake was Commodore Hughes (Annette Newton's brother) sharing
his insight into the history of the RYS with 48 people on tours of the Castle
over Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. So special and much enjoyed by all
those who took advantage of them.
Hunkering down for the winter we now plan next year's forays from the Southern.
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