After many years of holding our Xmas function at Howick Club in the evening, it was decided to try Bucklands Beach Yacht Club at Half Moon Bay at lunchtime. If the sun had been shining, we could all have pretended that we were in the South of France as the view overlooking the Marina was lovely. It was a great turn out of people with several members bringing friends to join us. A nice lunch of roast beef (cooked to perfection for most) and ham with all the usual trimmings was served, followed by mini pavlovas and Chocolate Brownies. It was noted that several members were absent mainly due to ill health or covid. On a lighter note we celebrated Roy Sharmans 80th. Three trophies were given out and the recipients were Ben Porter, Monty Scarborough and Peter Le Gros. (Photos attached). A little added unexpected surprise was that Santa arrived by a powerboat. Despite the lousy weather, he was actually there for the club members children's party. But it gave us a little treat too. Many thanks go to Caroline and Phil for arranging this successful event. Happy Xmas to one and all.
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