2009 Southerly Owners Annual Dinner at Royal Southern Yacht Club

2009 Southerly Owners Annual Dinner at Royal Southern Yacht Club

24th September, 2009

The 2009 Southerly Owners Annual Dinner was held at the Royal Southern Yacht Club during the week of Southampton Boat Show, September 2009. A champagne reception was held in the Upper Deck Bar as Owners enjoyed the pleasant views overlooking the River Hamble at sunset. Yacht designers Rob Humphreys and Steve Jones attended the evening, also supported by suppliers from within the marine industry.

Following a wonderful three course meal, Southerly Owners listened to an interesting after dinner talk, by world sailors and TV presenters of Distant Shores 'Paul & Sheryl Shard' who had flown in from Canada for the event. They gave an entertaining presentation with a slide and video show of their maiden voyage in their Southerly 42RST - a transatlantic cruise from England to Antigua.

Paul & Sheryl Shard then continued to share their Caribbean cruising experiences, showing exotic shallow water locations that they had sailed in and filmed for their next TV series (broadcast on Sky's Travel Channel).