Derek Morland & team were responsible for the 2017 AGM and managed to deliver a remarkable event with some memorable highlights:
Because Lymington is a very popular location, especially in the summer months, it was imperative to book early, and most of the participants did so, or found alternatives such as dragging a caravan from Holland to Lymington.
A beautiful, Georgian market town, Lymington (population 14,330) is situated on the southern edge of the New Forest, between Southampton and Bournemouth and at the western end of the Solent.
The town is world renowned as a sailing resort; there are two large marinas Berthon and Haven and two sailing clubs RLYC and Lymington Town. Close by the sailing clubs is an open-
Lymington has a number of interesting independent shops including some designer boutiques. On Saturday a market is held in the High Street, the origins of which probably date back to the 13th century. At the top of the High Street is the Parish Church, St Thomas Church (circa 1250), from the bottom of the High Street a cobblestone road leads down to the Old Town Quay, still used as a base by commercial fishing boats.
Lymington is surrounded by outstanding natural beauty; to the north are the ancient woodlands and heathlands of the New Forest, covering an area of about 145 square miles, and to the south, the Solent and the Isle of Wight, Wightlink operate a car ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth.
For a good Lymington Guide, click here: www.lymington.org
Berthon Lymington Marina
One of the first yacht marinas to be built in the UK, Lymington Marina offers 280 deepwater, well-
Royal Lymington Yacht Club
The emphasis of the The Royal Lymington Yacht Club is very much on the practical enjoyment of sailing and motor-
Lymington Town Sailing Club
LTSC offers a very wide range of sailing and social activities based in Lymington and the Solent. There are opportunities to sail all year round and a group of friendly members are just waiting to help you get on the water whatever your age or experience. From introductions to sailing to dinghy cruises and high performance races, from yacht racing to local and overseas cruising there is something for everybody. The club was the venue for the enrolment and welcome party Friday afternoon.
Royal Solent Yacht Club
The Royal Solent Yacht Club on Isle of Wight is located on the seafront next to Yarmouth Pier and enjoys unrivalled views of the Western Solent. With excellent Bar and Catering facilities, visiting yachtsmen and visitors from affiliated clubs and other RYA clubs are always welcome. The club was the venue for the Saturday lunch.
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