IT WAS a riot of black and white at the Royal Solent Yacht Club, Yarmouth, on New Year's Eve.

Members of the club and their guests enjoyed a wonderful evening seeing out 2018 and welcoming in the new year with a glass of Taittinger champagne.

The theme of black and white dinner dress was beautifully complemented by the decor and table centrepieces in the club's recently refurbished dining room.

It was also a final farewell to the old bar structure prior to its replacement with a more contemporary design, which will complete the extensive overhaul of the Royal Solent’s clubhouse.

A sumptuous four-course dinner delighted 118 guests, before they danced the night away to renowned Island band, The Accelerators, which has entertained club members many times over the years.

Caroline Norris, rear commodore (house), said: "The great atmosphere and excellent team of staff ensured an unforgettable evening was had by all."