Southerly Owners Dinner 2012

Southerly Owners Dinner 2012

21st September, 2012

The 2012 Southerly Owners Annual Dinner was held at the iconic Spinnaker Tower, on the 100 metre high viewing platform, during the week of the Southampton Boat Show in September. Over 100 guests assembled for a champagne reception on the Upper Level of the tower, and enjoyed fantastic 350º panoramic views of Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard, the Solent and beyond as the sun set in the distance.

A superb three course meal was followed by an inspirational after dinner talk, from world sailors and TV presenters of Distant Shores Paul & Sheryl Shard, who had specifically flown from Spain to attend the event.

They gave an entertaining presentation with a video show of their recent journey through the French Canals, down to the Med, onboard their Southerly 49, Distant Shores II. Their voyage was of significant interest to Southerly owners considering the same journey, and many guests were amazed that such a large Southerly had easily managed to avoid the draft issues associated with travelling through such shallow Canals.