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Mid week rally to Beaulieu

"Early sun on Beaulieu water lights the underside of oaks"

It wasn't quite like John Betjeman's poem 'Youth and Age on Beaulieu River' when the hardy bunch of mid week ralliers sailed round to Bucklers Hard.
In spite of the weather 12 boats went to Bucklers Hard bringing around 30 people to a very lively pontoon party. Although we had been hit by wet weather in the afternoon it cleared by 6 and once again the 'starters' for dinner were excellent. The absence of the water taxi did not deter the crew of Mog from taking their own dinghy ashore for dinner while the rest of us ate on board.

On Wednesday morning it was pouring with rain and there was a noticeable lack of enthusiasm to get the ensigns up on time. Eventually the rain cleared and there was an exodus before the next lot of showers. "Tree-roots pass'd and muddy beaches" - another reminder of the poem as we went very quickly down the river on the ebb tide.

Thanks to Dot for organizing another mid week rally and arranging the rain showers at the right time.

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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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