Created: 13 Apr 2022 16:07
Updated: 13 Apr 2022 17:30

Intended as a feeder rally for LSC members in the Solent or South Coast joining the Holland Rally the following week, but all South Coast members are welcome.

Please contact the organiser with expressions of interest, since the marina and restaurants will undoubtedly be crowded that weekend.

We anticipate that boats will arrive on Friday 19 Aug 2022 at Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne, run by Premier Marinas. The locks at Sovereign Harbour operate 24 hours a day on the hour and half hour.  Participants should call Sovereign Harbour on VHF Channel 17 on approach and state that they with the Little Ship Club Rally.  A number of berths will be reserved but we cannot guarantee they will be together.

On the Saturday evening we will hold a pontoon party, followed by dinner at a restaurant in the marina.

Those sailing on eastwards to join the Belgian & Holland Rally the following week may wish to lock out on Monday 22 Aug to sail in company to Calais, and then make their way along the Belgian coast to join the Holland Rally at Blankenberg or Ostend (itinerary tbc).


Eastbourne Airshow 2022 takes place from Thurs 19 to Sun 21 August, with the aircraft flying in past Beachy Head and Eastbourne Pier.  It is one of the UK's largest free airshows.  There are four days of flying displays, including the Red Arrow and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.  There are usually other events around Eastbourne including concerts and possibly a fireworks display.  Boats intending to spectate for the Air Show normally lock out quite early on show days to avoid the rush, anchoring off Eastbourne which provides a grand-stand view of the show.  There will be a 800m maritime exclusion zone along the coast between King Edward's Parade and the Pier.

Eastbourne Tides (BST)

Fri 19 Aug 2022

HW 04:45 6.1m

LW 11:19 1.8m

HW 17:09 6.1m

LW 23:46 2.0m

Sat 20 Aug 2022

HW 05:35 5.5m

LW 12:06 2.1m

HW 18:02 5.5m

Sun 21 Aug 2022 (NP)

LW 00:44 2.3m

HW 06:39 5.2m

LW 13:15 2.5m

HW 19:09 5.2m


Rally organiser: Charles Quayle


Date and time

Fri, 19 Aug 2022 17:00 to
Sun, 21 Aug 2022 00:00
 Members and guests only