Frostbite Rally 2019 – Ocean Village, Southampton
This year’s Frostbite was put together by our Rear Commodore, Offshore in the form of Nick Handy
The weather was cold with large parts of Hampshire and Berkshire covered in several inches of snow, meaning some of us had to have cars towed by passers-by out before setting off! However, that did not stop 6 boats and 25 of us getting together for this rally.
The plan was to meet up in Ocean Village, at the top of Southampton Water during the day, with Vin Chaud and nibbles served on Navy Blues during the afternoon as people arrived. Once all the nibbles had gone and the wine supply had been at least depleted, we walked up to Bacaro, where the meal would be taken.
We all sat down for some monster tapas, which just kept on coming! While it was cold outside the atmosphere inside was warm and convivial. The Commodore then thanked everyone for coming along and particularly to the new members on their first rally,;it was great to see George, Liz and Leon. Welcome to the Club, guys! Barney then went on to express his pleasure at the England rugby result an hour or so earlier.
The Frostbite Rally is always a popular part of the Club calendar and once again this was no exception. Many thanks to Nick for organising it.
2nd-3rd February 2019