Island Harbour Rally

Island Harbour RallyOver the long weekend of 17th to 20th July, 10 boats with 30 members and friends attended a rally at Island Harbour, Isle of Wight. Over the past few years, this has become a very popular annual event. 

On Friday evening, we sheltered from the increasingly strong winds for a "welcome" drinks party and to toast the boating skills and determination of those who had travelled from as far afield as Weymouth and Brighton. 

In bright sunshine we enjoyed a Saturday lunchtime BBQ which lasted well into the late afternoon. On Sunday morning, we mustered for the "fun sports" contest against members of the Island Harbour Yacht Club. In a break with tradition, the cricket match was replaced with a number of different activities: a modified version of Boules; hurling the "wellies"; and throwing the horseshoes!. BOC members excelled by winning all the events, demonstrating their very good hand/eye coordination skills. Prizes were awarded to: Roger Squires for Boules; Judith Reynolds for hurling the "wellies"; and Warwick Morgan for throwing the horseshoes. Trophies in the form of a mug from Tesco and a plasic challenge cup from a charity shop were exchanged by the team captains: Heather Bowley for the Island Harbour Yacht Club and Gill Oldham for BOC. In the evening, members celebrated their achievements with an excellent meal at the on-site restaurant, Breeze.

The rally planned to take place at Hythe Marina on 8th/9th August has been postponed until next season. Therefore, the South Coast Region's next event is to Haslar Marina, Portsmouth on 4th to 6th September. Anyone wanting to attend should contact the organisers Chris and Donna Dawson email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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