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South Coast - Late May Spring Bank Holiday

  • 29 May 2021
  • 31 May 2021
  • Buckler's Hard


Please see Covid Note Below 

Image result for free to use image of Buckler's hardThe 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 dingy safari to the village of Beaulieu and optional visit to the attractions at Beaulieu.  Cookery and boozy bake-off competition.

HW Portsmouth 14:26 Saturday and 16:39 Monday

Skippers - Note that Beaulieu Harbour authority have changed their rally booking procedure.  All individual vessels must now pay in advance for their berthing reservation.  Failure to pay for your berth will mean that your berthing reservation will be cancelled.  Further details will be provided on registration.


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) giftwrapped for a game of the popular 'Roll and Grab'.

Sunday 30th May

Ashore at Buckler's Hard and Beaulieu.  The daytime shore activity is a dinghy safari to Beaulieu village (or a walk if you can't be bothered to blow up your tender), with optional visit to the attractions which include the National Motor Museum, the Palace House and gardens and the Abbey.

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 favorite 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



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 21st May

2. Visit the Facebook CrewMatch page for all crewing opportunities

3. Upon approach, skippers will be required to contact the harbor / 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 

Your host for this event will be Andrew Palmer
Any questions, please email southcoast@gaysailing.org.uk

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