Celebrations as Princess Anne visits Emsworth Sailing Club for their centenary

Emsworth Sailing Club welcomed Princess Anne, herself a keen sailor and patron of the Royal Yachting Association, as part of the club’s centenary.

Friday, 3rd May 2019, 3:40 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd May 2019, 3:43 pm
HRH The Princess Royal pictured unveiling a plaque during her visit to Emsworth Sailing Club today. The visit was arranged to help the club celebrate its centenary. Photograph by Christopher Ison

The club received the royal seal of approval on Thursday with the Princess commending them on having ‘so many accomplished sailors’. She took to the water to observe the Bath Road club’s local youngsters showcasing their repertoire of sailing skills. The club was established by Viscount Bury and Major Whitaker, on June 19, 1919. The visit of Princess Anne is just one of a number of events taking place to celebrate the 100th birthday of the club.

he Princess Royal pictured with well-wishers during her visit to Emsworth Sailing Club. Photograph by Christopher Ison
The Princess Royal pictured unveiling a plaque during her visit to Emsworth Sailing Club. Photograph by Christopher Ison
British Olympic sailing hopeful Jess Lavery performs a sail past in an Optimist dinghy in front of The Princess Royal during her visit to Emsworth Sailing Club. Photograph by Christopher Ison
The Princess Royal pictured talking to Lady Pippa Blake (left) during her visit to Emsworth Sailing Club. Photograph by Christopher Ison
The Princess Royal pictured with members during her visit to Emsworth Sailing Club. Photograph by Christopher Ison
The Princess Royal pictured with British Olympic sailing hopeful Jess Lavery (right) during her visit to Emsworth Sailing Club. Photograph by Christopher Ison
The Princess Royal pictured with junior members, Michael Geary, Commodore (in glasses) and Tim Keeping Rear Commodore (right) during her visit to Emsworth Sailing Club. Photograph by Christopher Ison
The Princess Royal accepts a posy of flowers from a very shy Ellie-Mai Crift during her visit to Emsworth Sailing Club. Photograph by Christopher Ison
The Princess Royal pictured on the water during her visit to Emsworth Sailing Club. Photograph by Christopher Ison
The Princess Royal pictured with members during her visit to Emsworth Sailing Club. Photograph by Christopher Ison