, 2022-06-23 15:08:28,
HRH The Princess Royal joins centenary celebrations at Royal Lymington Yacht Club
Members delighted to welcome their Royal Patron to the Club for a day of fun afloat and ashore!
On Saturday 18th June, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited the Royal Lymington Yacht Club (RLymYC) for an impressive Regatta Day celebrating the Club’s centenary.
The Centenary Regatta Day and ‘Après Sail Festival’ brought together members of all ages, their families and friends for a glorious celebration of one hundred years on the water. Flotillas of yachts, dinghies, motor boats and paddle craft took part in a wide variety of events during the day. Afterwards, members returned ashore for food, drinks, live music and fun activities including a Centenary Haybale Games on the green adjacent to the clubhouse.
RLymYC Commodore, Phil Lawrence, said: “We were honoured that our Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, was able to join over 800 members of all ages for our Centenary Regatta Day. We celebrated one hundred years of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club with a packed day of activities afloat and ashore.”
“Out on the water Princess Anne reviewed our fleet of members’ yachts and powerboats, many of which were dressed overall to celebrate the day. Keelboats raced for our prestigious PotterShip Trophy and the dinghy fleet raced in the boisterous conditions. Many of our junior sailors were delighted to meet the Princess as she watched them learning the joys of boating.”
“Back ashore, dozens of Club volunteers delivered a tremendous festival with food and drink, live music and fun activities on the green. It was fantastic to see so many members with a shared passion for boating – from the very youngest to those with over 50 years of…
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