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Annual Social Events


 




New year’s Day Brunch

An opportunity for a late breakfast / lunch on the 1st January from 1000 to 1400 hrs, Tea Coffee and alcoholic drinks are available along with appropriate food items to get the body restarted after all that wild partying the night before.  More details will be announced shortly.


Burns Night

An opportunity to celebrate Scotland’s most famous poet. The evening is an opportunity to dress up in National dress, black tie or Lounge suit. We have a piper to lead you into dinner, and during the evening the Haggis will be addressed, the praises of Rabbie Burns will be sung and there will be a toast to the Lasses & a Response to the Laddies (This part of the proceedings is there to entertain, not to bore.  A tot of whisky is included in the price and once the plates are cleared,  there follows a Ceilidh with a caller for some wild Scottish dancing until about 2300 hrs. This is usually held every year on the Friday or Saturday nearest the 25th January. More details will be announced shortly.
 

Cruising Dinner

The cruising dinner is held towards the end of February. It is a chance to award prizes and for all to enjoy a convivial end of last season and to look forward to the start of next season. Dress code is Black Tie.
 

Summer Regatta Party

This is held in early June and is an opportunity for a dinner before most cruisers go away for the summer season. Although some will have already left,  but not all. This is usually held before the Club Summer Cruise starts, wherever that may be to.  Dress code is smart casual.
 

Annual Racing Prize Giving Dinner

Held in early October after the winter series racing has finished, an opportunity for all racing crews to get together for a Dinner to discuss past races and to award prizes gained during the year. Dress code is Smart Casual.
 

Annual Ladies Lunch

Hosted by the Commodore’s wife, with lovely table flowers and a specially selected speaker. This event is usually well publicised and open to all (Except men) It is held around the second week of October Dress code is “posh frock”.
 

Trafalgar Night

Our opportunity to come together with other yacht clubs up and down the Kingdom to celebrate Nelson’s victory at the battle of Trafalgar without which we would all be French (Not necessarily a bad thing – but not highly recommended at the moment. A four course haute cuisine dinner with wine & port afterwards. There is always a speaker usually on a naval theme.  Held on a Saturday evening close to 21st October. Dress code is Black Tie/ National dress.  


Annual Dinner

An opportunity for the whole Club to celebrate surviving another year, and an excuse to enjoy each other’s company in a convivial atmosphere before the full gloom of winter. Held towards the end of November.  Dress code is Black Tie.
 

Christmas Buffet Party

Friday 6th December 2019 -  Dress code is Christmassy. An opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit with your fellow Members. For full details please click the banner above.
 

Christmas Grotto

Within 1 week of Christmas, and timed around 16:00ish the Club creates a Grotto and asks Father Christmas to hand out presents to all the children/grandchildren of the members. Father Christmas arrives by boat (As befits a yacht club) and is welcomed into the club and accompanied by some elves upstairs into his grotto. The elves then marshal the small children in to see Father Christmas in discrete parcels. A separate chair is provided for the children and their parents are encouraged to accompany them, although this is not essential. After being assured that the y have been “good Children all year” a Christmas present is offered and happy children go skipping out of the grotto to show mummy and daddy what a lovely present they have received this year. There is no dress code except for Father Christmas and his elves.
 

Christmas Carols

Within a week of Christmas and usually around 14:30hrs the Club invites all to enjoy  some mulled wine and mince pies, and then sing some Christmas Carols to get us all in the mood for the festive season Dress code is Christmassy. 
 

New Year’s Eve Party

See the new year in with the club, Three course dinner including champagne on entry and a glass of the bubbly stuff at Midnight. A band or a disco is provided after the dinner up until closing time.  Dress code is Black Tie.