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PRINCESS Anne was welcomed to the Royal Lymington Yacht Club for her second visit in two months.

Having arrived in June to help the members mark their centenary, last week the club's royal patron was back to meet young sailors for their youth regatta week.

The Princess chatted with children on the slipway and in the club’s Balance Pond dinghy park before heading to the RLymYC pontoon.

HRH The Princess Royal sporting a new Royal Lymington Yacht Club jacket (photo: Sportography.tv)
HRH The Princess Royal sporting a new Royal Lymington Yacht Club jacket (photo: Sportography.tv)
HRH The Princess Royal chats to young sailors in one of Royal Lymington Yacht Club’s dinghy parks (photo: Sportography.tv)
HRH The Princess Royal chats to young sailors in one of Royal Lymington Yacht Club’s dinghy parks (photo: Sportography.tv)
HRH The Princess Royal meets members of the Rogers family at Royal Lymington Yacht Club after naming the new LR Scow in honour of Dr Jonathan Rogers, a founder of Wednesday Junior Sailing (photo: Sportography.tv)
HRH The Princess Royal meets members of the Rogers family at Royal Lymington Yacht Club after naming the new LR Scow in honour of Dr Jonathan Rogers, a founder of Wednesday Junior Sailing (photo: Sportography.tv)

There she named a new Lymington River Scow in honour of Jonathan Rogers, one of the founders of the club’s volunteer-led Wednesday Junior Sailing community programme which has been running over 38 years.

Club commodore Phil Lawrence said: “Our centenary youth week was a great success. It was wonderful to see so many young sailors having huge amounts of fun out on the water.

"We were delighted to welcome HRH the Princess Royal, that she took the time to speak with so many of the children, who were proud to meet her.

HRH The Princess Royal cuts a special cake to celebrate Royal Lymington Yacht Club’s centenary (photo: Sportography.tv)
HRH The Princess Royal cuts a special cake to celebrate Royal Lymington Yacht Club’s centenary (photo: Sportography.tv)
HRH The Princess Royal after naming the new LRScow on the RLymYC pontoon with members of the Club (photo: Sportography.tv)
HRH The Princess Royal after naming the new LRScow on the RLymYC pontoon with members of the Club (photo: Sportography.tv)
The Princess Royal chats to Royal Lymington Yacht Club sailors and volunteers on the slipway (photo: Paul French/Coolhat)
The Princess Royal chats to Royal Lymington Yacht Club sailors and volunteers on the slipway (photo: Paul French/Coolhat)

“We would like to thank everyone who volunteered their time to help make the event such as success, both on and off the water. Many thanks also to Durlston Court School for sponsoring the event.”

This year’s Centenary Youth Week took place from 25th-28th July 2022 bringing together junior sailors for four days of racing, barbecues and fancy dress. For some it was their first taste of a regatta, with Covid-19 having stifled the event over the past few years.

The AJ Slipway Trophy was presented to Nicky Curley and Helen Erdbeer for their efforts making sure all boats rigged properly and sailors dressed appropriately.

Colourful Scows launching at Royal Lymington Yacht Club’s Centenary Youth Week (photo: Paul French/Coolhat)
Colourful Scows launching at Royal Lymington Yacht Club’s Centenary Youth Week (photo: Paul French/Coolhat)
HRH The Princess Royal after naming the new LRScow on the RLymYC pontoon with members of the Club (photo: Sportography.tv)
HRH The Princess Royal after naming the new LRScow on the RLymYC pontoon with members of the Club (photo: Sportography.tv)

The Lymington Yacht Haven Trophy for family team effort was awarded to the Grealish Family.

The Dr Jonathan Rogers Trophy was awarded to Anoushka Farrelley for embracing the spirit of the event and taking two new Scow crew members under her wing.

RS Teras at RLymYC Centenary Youth Week (photo: Paul French/Coolhat)
RS Teras at RLymYC Centenary Youth Week (photo: Paul French/Coolhat)
RS Fevas sailing at RLymYC Centenary Youth Week (photo: Paul French/Coolhat)
RS Fevas sailing at RLymYC Centenary Youth Week (photo: Paul French/Coolhat)
Will Hutchinson and Louie Punton won the Best Fancy Dress award (photo: Paul French/Coolhat)
Will Hutchinson and Louie Punton won the Best Fancy Dress award (photo: Paul French/Coolhat)

The Olivers Boat Trophy was awarded to Scarlet Masters for overall perseverance.

The Durlston Court School Trophy was awarded to Benedict Kelso for showing determination and resilience.

Results

Gold Fleet Class 1

1st: Cameron Bignold-Kyles

2nd: Archie Munro-Price

3rd: Teo Sheffield

Gold Fleet Class 2

1st: Dirk Rogers and Jonny Rogers

2nd: Harry West and Daniel Vaughan

3rd: William Hutchinson and Louie Punton

Silver Fleet RS Teras

1st: Harriet Paley

2nd: James McStay

3rd: Philippa Paley

Silver Fleet Optimist:

1st: Rupert Garlick

2nd: Olivia Grant

3rd: Henry Finch

Scow Fleet

1st: Annabel Hutchinson, Maisie Hutchinson and Olivia McAlister

2nd: Anoushka Farrelley, Hannah Moore and Scarlet Masters

3rd: Holly Pritchard, Olivia Maguire and Florence Newbery



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