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South Coast - Late May Spring Bank Holiday

  • 29 May 2021
  • 31 May 2021
  • Buckler's Hard
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Please see Covid Note Below 

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The Late May Spring Bank Holiday rally is booked for two nights at Buckler's Hard.  Plan A is evening drinks and BBQ in the boatyard Marquees with shore activities of roll and grab, a walk to the village of Beaulieu and optional visit to the attractions at Beaulieu.  Cookery and boozy bake-off competition.

Registration is limited to 30 people, which is the maximum group size permitted to meet outside according to the roadmap.  Cancellations are possible, so a waitlist will operate if the event is oversubscribed.

Please note the booking requirements at Buckler's Hard below



Saturday 29th May

Home ports to Buckler's Hard newly extended Marina, where we have reserved berths for 15 boats and the BBQ area and Marquee for our private use.  All registrants will need to bring a present (value approximately £5) gift-wrapped for a game of the popular 'Roll and Grab'.

Sunday 30th May

Ashore at Buckler's Hard and Beaulieu.  The 'unofficial' daytime shore activity is a walk to Beaulieu village (unfortunately they will not allow us to leave dinghies at the top of the river,  although if we get some dinghy captain volunteers people can be dropped off and picked up by water).  We will set off and walk from Buckler's Hard in smaller groups at around 11am and take a picnic lunch.  

Unfortunately there was insufficient interest to make a group booking for the optional visit to the Beaulieu attractions.  Individual bookings can still be made via their website, but there is already only very limited availability, and available slots are close to the end of the admittance times nearest to closing!

We have the Marquee reserved for the evening, there will be a cookery and boozy bake-off competition.  Crews will bring their own ingredients to prepare their evening meal, ingredients will be provided for a basic cake mix, to which crews will add a slosh of their favourite tipple from ship's stores.  Prizes for the most adventurous meal, and for the most impressive boozy bake.

Monday 31st May

Head for home ports


Skippers need to call the Beaulieu River Harbour office in advance to book pay for their berthing and secure the booking at least 2 weeks in advance (the website suggests at least 7 days, but the club needs to confirm details of confirmed bookings with them two weeks before).  Failure to book ahead in sufficient time could mean that there is no availability.  Please ask to be booked in under the Sailing and Cruising Association rally.

Beaulieu River Harbour Office Tel 01590 616200

HW Portsmouth 14:26 Saturday and 16:39 Monday

HW Beaulieu River Entrance 13:53 Saturday, 15:10 Sunday, 16:17 Monday (Although the same guide says Portsmouth +27mins!)

'Beaulieu River Radio' VHF CH 68



The Committee intends that club events will go ahead wherever possible in 2021, and the planned events are not intended to be cancelled unless they are clearly prohibited by government restrictions.

All events will be run as 'Cruise in Company'.  All participants must comply with and be individually responsible for relevant guidance or regulations such as socially distancing,  maximum group sizes and household mixing during any interaction of crew groups.

It will be the responsibility of individual skippers to comply with relevant guidance or regulations in respect of crewing arrangements and the safety of their crews.  This includes, but is not limited to - hygiene precautions, social distancing, group sizes and mixing of households on board.

Due to the uncertainty over Covid risks and restrictions at the time of the event, activities and catered dining arrangements (Plan A) are subject to change or cancellation.  Crews will need to be prepared for a Plan B of switching to an open air BBQ in individual crew groups or catering on board for example.

All attendees must be registered for the event for track and trace purposes.



Crew seeking berths are initially advised to visit the club Facebook ‘Crew Match’ page. If you are unsuccessful or not in the Facebook group, you are welcome to contact the event host.

Land based participants are as always welcome to join, and may wish to take advantage of one of the local hotels or B&B's in the area.

1. Register your attendance via the S&CA website by Friday 14th May

2. Visit the Facebook CrewMatch page for all crewing opportunities

3. Upon approach, skippers will be required to contact the harbour / marina by VHF for specific berthing instructions. (please state you are part of the S&CA / Sailing & Cruising Association Rally)

4. You can bring along friends, but remember to ‘add guest’ at the point of your registration.  Guests can only be added at the time of registration.  If you later want to add a guest and the event did not require payment please cancel your registration and re-register adding your guest.  If your registration did require payment please contact the event host.

Your host for this event will be Andrew Palmer
Any questions, please email [email protected]

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