Late May Bank Holiday Rally & Cruise - 28th May to 1st June 2021
(details are attached as a PDF flyer on the right)
Day 1 - Fri 28th May 2021
Gather at Chichester Marina, welcome to the Rally
HW Portsmouth 13.29 BST - Call the Marina on VHF Ch 80.
Berths have been pre-reserved but as at present we understand that each skipper may have to register separately. We will update on this later. Eat on board or ashore - by the time of this rally we hope that food for eating outside will be available locally. Rally discount available. Please note the marina is not all-tide so check your tide tables.
Day 2 - Sat 29th May 2021
Layday in Chichester Marina
HW Portsmouth 14.26 BST
For those who have already arrived there are options for walking, sharing hospitality with other members, perhaps a bus ride to Selsey or Chichester. We will look forward to welcoming those who will arrive on Saturday. In the evening we will gather for supper or ‘eat outside’ which has yet to be arranged but which will be included in the rally fee. Pontoon party with wine and nibbles provided.
Day 3 - Sun 30th May 2021
Layday in Chichester Marina
HW Portsmouth 15.37 BST
A chance to take a walk along the attractive local footpaths and harbour walks, or to entertain your friends on board. We are hoping to arrange a talk by a member of the Chichester Canal Preservation Society. Perhaps share a lunch with other members subject to the current distancing rules. Pontoon get together, eat on board in the evening, share hospitality with other members or eat ashore. There may be prizes for various surprise things to do!
Day 4 - Mon 31st May 2021
Chichester Harbour to Bembridge
HW Portsmouth 16.39 BST
Depart Chichester Marina. Make sure you book your exit as the lock is busy and ensure that you arrive at Bembridge in good time for HW. Pre-book your own berth online mentioning the pre-reserved Club spaces. A great day sail, possibly a good beat to windward to shake out the cobwebs! Call up the Bembridge HM on VHF Ch 80 upon arrival who will allocate your pre-reserved pontoon space. The BBQ and marquee are reserved for the evening, bring your own food - wine will be provided.
Day 5 - Tues 1st June 2021
Layday in Bembridge
HW Portsmouth 17.32 BST
In the morning there will be the opportunity to go for a walk in the lovely surrounding countryside or stay local, have lunch at the local pub or have a beer at the Bembridge Sailing Club. For those who have to leave we say farewell as they depart to home ports.
Day 6 Weds 2nd June 2021
Layday at Bembridge. Leave for home ports
HW Portsmouth 05.33 and 18.29 BST
Skippers and Crew - If you have space for crew or are looking for a berth then please do use the Skippers and Crew Forum to post details of your requirements.
Solent Boat Charter - LSC members may charter the boats of the Metropolitan Police Sailing Club at their members rates. Click here for details.
Rally Fee - £25.00 per person
(Dependent upon dining arrangements this may change). The rally fee includes organisation of the rally, two pontoon parties and one supper or dinner. Reservations at Chichester and Bembridge will be in much demand so early commitment is essential. Each skipper to settle their own marina/mooring fees. For those wishing to stop off at Itchenor it is first come first served.
Booking arrangements available online or email Tim Bizzey for further information.
Organiser: Tim Bizzey
Date and time
Tue, 01 Jun 2021 17:00