2010 rally to the Scilly Isles

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Skippers, sail to the Scilly Isles in late June 2010 We aim to start in Falmouth on Saturday June 26th, 2010 with boats making their own way to Falmouth. (or you could charter in Falmouth) The rally will make its way to Penzance or Newlyn on Monday June 28th and to the Scillies on Tuesday June 29th.

The crossing from Penzance is approximately 35 miles for which we will need relatively settled weather. The plan is to make landfall at St Mary's, the "capital" island where we can anchor or pick up a mooring off Hugh Town.


Depending on weather we plan to spend two days there and then cross to Tresco on Thursday July 1st and again anchor or pick up a buoy in New Grimsby Sound between Tresco and Bryher.

Tresco GardenThere are many attractions on the islands, the beautiful scenery, the tropical gardens on Tresco, the coastal walks and the numerous pubs and restaurants. However, as weather is such a vital ingredient to any plans involving the Scillies it's difficult to make any firm plans so the rally programme will be kept intentionally informal.

Tropical Garden on Treco

By the end of the week commencing Monday June 28th boats will make passage back to the mainland to commence their journey back to home ports, perhaps taking time to call in at some of the wonderful anchorages and harbours in the West Country or you may want to participate in an extension cruise to southern Ireland to enjoy the Cork Week celebrations. Hunter Peace will be organizing this extension. Details are here

The organiser of the Scillies cruise is David Roache (phone 01295 680309, 07785 340955).If you are interested in participating in this rally, either as a skipper or as crew looking for a berth, please sign up here


The Little Ship Club (the Club) must make clear the basis on which it organises and you participate in the events that make up the Clubs varied sailing calendar. Those events may include fast cruises, yacht races, training events and social rallies (together the Activities).
The Club introduces skippers and crews to one another, but it cannot warrant or certify the seaworthiness of vessels or the competence of individual skippers or crew.
By taking part in any Activity, whether by putting to sea or crossing a start line, you agree -
that none of the Club, The Little Ship Club Limited (the Company), the officers, committee members, directors and employees of the Club or the Company are responsible to you or others for personal injury, loss of life, loss of or damage to your, or anyone elses, vessel or property arising from your taking part in the Activities.
If you are a skipper, you also agree -
that the decision to take part in or withdraw from any of the Activities is solely yours and that it is your responsibility to make sure that your vessel and its equipment are sound, that your crew are properly briefed as to safety on board and that both crew and vessel are suitable for the Activities in the conditions prevailing;
that any tidal or other navigational information offered by the Club is for guidance only and should be checked by you;
that the responsibility to arrange adequate and suitable insurance cover, including third party cover, for any Activity is yours; and
that you will draw this disclaimer to your crews attention before participation in any Activity.
If you are a crew member, you also agree
that the responsibility to arrange adequate and suitable insurance cover for any Activity is yours.
Nothing in this disclaimer seeks to limit any statutory or common law liability that the Club or the Company may have for death or personal injury arising from the negligence of either.
The Club will accept this booking form by post, fax, scanned copy by email, or an email which confirms the details requested above.


David Roache, 18.11.2009 | More from David Roache’s blog