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South Coast - End of Season Race, Rally and Dinner

  • 29 Oct 2021
  • 31 Oct 2021
  • Haslar and Portsmouth


Following the success of the LUS 2019 at the Royal Naval Club and Royal Albert Yacht Club in Portsmouth, it is also the venue for the 2021 South Coast EoS Dinner.  Since so many members are berthed in Portsmouth Harbour, we will have a  race in the Solent to make sure that everyone gets out on the water.

TBC - Haslar marina have generously offered free berthing for the Saturday night for up to three boats berthed at Premiere next door (first come first served max 40' - there may still be a small charge for electricity).  Haslar residents will also be able to move to the rally pontoon outside the lightship subject to dredging works.

This event will be ideal for new and novice sailors to join Portsmouth based skippers for the day sail.  Also for land based participants who may be able to find berths on board for the Saturday night.

HW Portsmouth 18:05 Friday and 07:06 on Saturday


Friday 29th October

We have reserved four visitors berths at Haslar for members wanting to join on the Friday night.  Please contact the organizer upon registration if you want to use one of these spaces.

Saturday 30th October

Home ports to Dean & Reddyhoff's Gosport Haslar Marina or day-sail at 10am from Portsmouth Harbour.

Gathering at Haslar by late afternoon we will have drinks onboard before taking the ferry to Portsmouth together and walking to the yacht club.

Despite the apparent anomalies of sail and power participants, and completely different courses,  a state of the art, and flawlessly fair, S&CA handicap system has been developed to calculate the race winners and losers!

Whether making their way to Portsmouth Harbour from home ports, or participating in the day sail, skippers will record various details about their passage.  Race competition entries will be judged and prizes awarded at the evening dinner.

The evening dinner at the Royal Naval Club and Royal Albert Yacht Club is £30 for a three course set menu, payable on registration.










Vegetarian Option - TBC

Sunday 31st November

Since several vessels will already be at or near their home port, there should be an opportunity for a morning activity TBC.

Return to home ports (if not already there!)




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 22nd October

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 southcoast@gaysailing.org.uk

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