Fireworks and no Rain!

Contessa 26 and 32 Rally at East Cowes 25/26th July 2009

Jeremy and Fiona Rogers sailed their Contessa 32 Gigi with Carolyn Rogers, and Jo Mooring Aldridge sailed her Contessa 26 Sulali with Carolyn Brown (who reads the Shipping Forecast and News on BBC Radio 4)

At 6pm the gates at Osborne House near East Cowes opened and the concert goers were able to book their space in the grounds, with their picnic hampers and chairs, before the concert commenced at 7.45pm

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra gave an excellent concert, with a spectacular firework display during the final half an hour.  ...... and no rain!

It is an annual event and it is hoped that next year more 26s and 32s will attend.
Images copyright 2009 Jo Mooring-Aldridge