The first official meet for Trusty boat owners will take place on 10-12 May on the Isle of Wight

The sun is here (finally) so it’s time to dust off your canopy and get out boating, and what better way to start the season than by meeting up with other motorboaters as part of a rally?

Next weekend the first Trusty rally will take place on the Isle of Wight, beginning on Friday 10 May with an informal gathering at Newtown Creek in the evening. The following day all boats will arrive at Yarmouth to take up their pre-booked walk-ashore pontoons and there’ll be a pontoon party at 5pm with drinks and nibbles to welcome everyone before dinner at The Royal Solent Yacht Club.

On the Sunday there’ll be a passage in company (with the flood tide) to The Folly Inn on the Medina River for lunch where organisers have once more secured walk-ashore pontoons.

If you’d like to join all or part of the rally, with or without your boat, email natalie@mcyachts.co.uk

A seatrial on the Trusty 28 will appear in the June 2013 issue of MBM.