Cowes Sailability Club marked the end of ‘Fitting Out’ and the start of the 2016 sailing season with lunch at the Royal Yacht Squadron.


Thirty members, volunteers and supporters of Cowes Sailability Club gathered at the prestigious Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes on 28 April for the ‘Fitting Out’ lunch, a sailing tradition that marks the readiness of the fleet for the next sailing season. The diners were privileged to be seated in the Platform, from where they could enjoy not only excellent food but also the wide panorama of the Solent.

“The surroundings were historic and the view spectacular,” recalls Barry Myland, secretary of Cowes Sailability Club.  “It was a perfect spring day too, so we hope that the good weather conditions will be a positive omen for the sailing season ahead!”

The event was kindly sponsored by Royal Yacht Squadron member Christopher Preston and organised by Cowes Sailability Club volunteers including Patrick de Peyer, Barry Myland and Mary Scott-Johnson.