Monday 2nd January, 2017, heralds the Commodore's Punch Up, which was deferred from Boxing Day, 2016. Members congregated at the Sailing Club to drink punch, eat Game Pie and catch up with each other, exchanging news.
However, this was not the only event of the day, for a few brave hardy souls, January 2nd was the time to take the first swim of the year. Simone Royer, Joseph Ekins, Jacob Ekins and Tom Aldwinckle were game for the first dip of the year, according to the Sailing Club Weather, it was a minimum of 7 deg C and that this I presume is the air temperature though I could be wrong, I was not prepared to check this out for myself.
The dip of these hardy souls was brief as the photos will testify but full credit to them they went ahead and ran into the sea and submerged and then ran out even quicker.