Our final AGM for 2018 saw members on the Isle of Wight learn more about the history of yachting before dining on ‘The Platform’.
It was held at The Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes last night.
Founded in 1815 by a group of friends, The Royal Yacht Squadron quickly became the favourite yacht club of the aristocracy, with its regatta being one of the most fashionable events of the season.
The ‘Castle’ has an outstanding collection of marine paintings and artefacts which illustrate only too clearly the part played by The Royal Yacht Squadron in the evolution of yachting and its royal connections in the years following its founding.
Visitors toured this amazing property and dined on ‘The Platform’, from which racing has been run since its inauguration,
The event, supported by BCM and Moore Stephens, also featured an address from CLA Deputy President Mark Bridgeman.
The next round of AGMs in the South East will start in the spring.
Before the AGM, members of the CLA team visited Briddlesford Farm and Quarr Abbey. Please see below for a selection of photos from the day.