Frostbite Rally 2017

Our 2017 Rally program got off to a blustery start with strong winds, a choppy sea but generally quite mild temperatures. Over half of the boats arrived on the Friday taking advantage of a slightly better forecast and gathered for dinner in The Lifeboat with thanks to Tim Waite for having the foresight to book a large table.

The remainder of the Rally arrived throughout Saturday triumphant in their achievement of beating the wind and arriving in time for the Rugby which of course was not so victorious!  East Cowes Marina welcomed us all and there was delicious cake and coffee to celebrate their recent acquisition of Deacons Boatyard.

With a quick turnaround members were ferried to the Island Sailing Club for some to drown their sorrows over the rugby defeat and others to enjoy the packed-out restaurant, usual fine fare and convivial atmosphere. In the company of our new and outgoing Commodores, it was great to see new faces on the rally who we look forward to seeing on future events.

Sunday saw boats leaving throughout the day into more brisk winds with fast (if not the fastest?) passages back to our home base.

This was a great start to the 2017 season and well done to those who made the trip. The Frostbite Rally heroes were;

Trollinger

Stewart

Velzian

 

Helen

Velzian

Sentosa

Grahame

Solway

 

David

Reynard

 

Jenni

Waite

Sparkling Spirit

Tim

Waite

Jacaranda

Robert

Day

 

Stan

Roden

Misty Moon

Brian

Masters

 

Hilary

Masters

Nemo

Jeremy

Nicholls

 

Ray

Brewer

 

Ash

Cutler

Églantine

Caroline

Molyneux

 

David

Molyneux

Two Guests with Caroline and David

Hoedear

David

Whitehead

Skippers' Rhapsody

Ed

Davies

 

Bernie

Bellchambers

Evelyn

Geoffrey

Valler

 

Aurea

Valler

Nordlys

Michael

Phillips

El Finisterra

Jacqueline

Files

 

Martin

Files

Stewart Velzian, Events Officer

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