The day dawned, they tell me, bright but cloudy, it had been raining previously. This was also the first day of a national  four day holiday to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Everyone was there who should be there and all the preparations had been completed the day before, and all was ready for the slipping of the chosen boat, Bel Canto.
Some words from our Commadore, Michael O, followed by our President John Foster. The band struck up, the champagne corks were popped and the food table was uncovered.
Peter Harbon our past President, got into the tractor and lowered the trailer with Bel Canto on board down the slipway. Part way down he stopped to let Michael christen the slip and Bel Canto.
Photographs by Paul Booker of Tickhill.