Great article about Sea Events in July’s issue of Dorset Society magazine, by Nicky Findley. “I have always spent my summer holidays here since I was a small boy,” Mark explains. “My mum taught me to sail here and although I have travelled the world I always come back to Poole for the summer.” A few minutes later Tony Beales of Beales Gourmet Ltd who does most of the catering for Sea Events, cracks open the bottle of bubbly and his assistant James Matthews dishes out some hors d’oeuvres. Sitting in the cockpit with a champagne flute in hand, watching the world drift by, I wonder if life can get better than this?
After exploring the bay we anchor near Studland Bay for lunch. Tony and James disappear downstairs for five minutes and then re-appear armed with large platters of sumptuous canapés including asparagus wrapped in Palma ham with truffle oil, smoked salmon with chive cream and caviar on home-made blinis, prawn and crayfish cocktail in scallop shells and a selection of sandwiches. As if on queue, the sun comes out and a few seagulls start soaring high above our heads hoping for some titbits. Heaven – or in this case Nirvana!