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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 Yacht Squadron.

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.
Dot Jones


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Our Commodore Karen Henderson-Williams was recently interviewed by Sasha Twining on BBC Radio Solent's H20 slot.
Karen was asked about her childhood and how she got into sailing with her parents, how she progressed from dinghies into keel boats and about her role in helping to develop youth sailing at the Club. She explained her current role as well as her stewardship of the Royal Southern as only the second lady Commodore in the Club's 179 year history. Karen also discussed her aims and objectives for the Club going forward. It's a great listen, and we hope you enjoy it.

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