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Princess Anne launches safety boat

On Wednesday 24th July, The Princess Royal visited Hykeham Sailability, Lincoln, to launch a new safety boat for the organisation.

Hykeham Sailability “organises sailing for anybody with a disability and is part of the Royal Yachting Association. It encourages sailing at all levels from absolute beginner to those who represent their country at the Paralympics.”

Princess Anne was in Lincoln to launch a safety boat on Wednesday

Princess Anne was in Lincoln to launch a safety boat on Wednesday

Princess Anne launched the new boat, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sleaford, as Patron of the Royal Yachting Association: Hyekham is part of the Association’s Sailability scheme. The boat will help provide additional safety to those disabled people who sail there and was partially funded by the Rotary Club to the tune of £6,500. Rotarian Kevin Roberts said: “This boat will enable further groups of disabled would be sailors to access and enjoy the freedom of sailing.”*

The Princess Royal chatted with members of the club and cut a birthday cake in celebration of the organisation’s fifth birthday.

Prior to the visit, as Princess Anne is supporting the restoration of St Botolph’s Church in Boston, she made a stop to attend a special service.

Both visits were low key, as are most of the Princess Royal’s engagements as a working, but less high profile member of the Royal Family, but highlight the important work of the Royal Family, publicising and supporting good causes.

photo credit: WorldSkills via photopin cc

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