Seven yachts headed towards Gosport, to join two local boats, for the Summer Rally. Appropriately, the sun was blazing, to welcome everybody in plenty of time for tea and cakes on the pontoon. The demand for hot drinks was unsurprisingly low, but this was well anticipated, so plenty of Pimms was available. There was a wide spread of cakes, which tested the strength of the table.

Pimms led on to pre-dinner drinks, and straight through to dinner, at the The Creek restaurant, overlooking the marina. The lure of an entertaining evening led further members to join, proving again that lack of a boat isn’t necessarily a barrier!

The race to enter the infamous Uncle Albert award gained an entrant, with one boat choosing to depart the marina in the morning while still attached to the electricity hook-up. The Skipper took the view that ‘confession was good for the soul’, and photographic evidence was included!

24th – 25th June 2023