In a Pickle

At the Gala Ball earlier this year, Chris Neal and his partner Julie bid a remarkable £1650 for an auction lot that centred around HMS Pickle (the ship that brought back the news of the victory at the Battle of Trafalgar and Nelson's death). The prize was donated by our lead patron, Lt Cdr John Scivier and consisted of two days sailing on the replica of HMS Pickle, two tickets to the Pickle Night dinner onboard HMS Victory, a painting of the ship and a personal guided tour of HMS Victory given by John (a former Captain of Victory).

Chris and Julie joined Pickle at Bucklers Hard, sailed to Cowes and then onto Portsmouth and had a great time onboard (despite the rather cramped and un-luxurious toilet and shower facilities!). Big thanks to Pickles owner and sailing master, Mal Nicholson for giving that part of the prize.

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