During a two hour visit, Princess Anne joined members of the Club's training team on the water, and took an active interest in the broad range of sailors practising their skills and simply enjoying sailing. The sailors ranged from young novices in Optimists, through youth race training, to adults improving their general skills and confidence in a range of boats.
Ashore, the Princess met a wide range of people from around 180 members present. Club Member Elliot Hanson was also on hand to meet Her Royal Highness, having recently returned from winning the Red Bull Youth Americas Cup with Ben Ainsley's LandRover BAR Academy.
Elliot continues his mentoring and support of younger Club Members as they progress through the same Club training and development culture that set him on his path to success only a few years ago.
Before leaving, Her Royal Highness presented a range of RYA Training Certificates to recently qualified Members and formally opened the extended foreshore.
Throughout the visit Her Royal Highness, who is an enthusiastic sailor in her own right, took a keen and active interest in not just the Club and its recent developments, but also the culture of openness and enjoyment of sailing for all, which was a significant factor in Redesmere winning RYA Club of the Year in 2016