The weather was "lively"!! but it was a successful gathering.
As a result of the first "East Coast" meeting in a pub in Ipswich last week, Martin Brooks (Contessa of Tay), Geoff Anderson (Tish), John Brigden (Friska 111), and Geof Pickard (I do not know the name of Geof`s boat, - she is presently in his garden being refitted), plus myself John Castell (Guilietta).
All being well there will be four Contessa 26s at our first East Coast "Rally" on 28th and 29th July.
There will be three boats sailing out of the river Deben, to R.V. with the fourth boat at Wrabness on the river Stour. From there we shall head for Ipswich Wet Dock Marina. Then on Sunday we will make our leisurely way back.
If anyone else would like to take part, we would be delighted to see them. However, I would like to have final numbers as soon as possible, for booking berths at the Ipswich Wet Dock Marina.
The East Coast section of the Association would like all Contessa 26 owners to join them on a rally this year.
Four East Coast member boats have indicated they are happy to organise an East Coast Rally this year, date and venue to be finalised, watch this space!