A rally is being held at Lymington, the home of the Contessa 26, to mark the 50th anniversary of this popular yacht built by Jeremy Rogers.

It has achieved much and continues to do so, in both the racing and cruising fields – several yachts having completed circumnavigations.

Contessa 26 Anniversary 2016

The rally is to be held over the weekend of 29 to 31 July. A barbecue is to be held on the Friday at the Fishermans Rest, followed by dinner at the Royal Lymington Yacht Club on the Saturday.

A short timed passage to Yarmouth follows on Sunday with lunch at the Kings Head before dispersal.

A total of 42 boats have so far signed up to attend and organisers are hoping to reach 50.

Anyone interested in attending should contact Michael Harrison by emailing racing_captain@contessa26.net as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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