Please See COVID NOTE below
A return visit to the popular Folly Inn on the River Medina. Being later in the season they are able to accommodate our large group.
The Folly Inn is pretty much packed every Saturday through the season with Isle of Wight locals and visiting yacht crews. Their novelty attraction is a lively disco after dinner always featuring dancing on the tables (assuming that the HSE police have still not yet found the IOW).
Note there is no shore power or water on the Folly mid river pontoons. Those needing all the comforts of home will need to bring their own electricity!
Saturday 2nd October
Meet at the Folly pontoons in the afternoon.
Skippers must call the Folly Berthing Master on VHF Chanel 72 on approach for berthing instructions.
There are 9 spaces reserved on the walk ashore pontoon (so that's Andromeda, then first come, first served!) Also it's max 12m on the walk ashore. Remaining vessels, and those over 12m will be on the mid-river pontoons, which have a water taxi available during the pub opening hours.
Drinks on board at the walk ashore pontoon followed by dinner and dancing at the Folly (dancing is not actually compulsory).
Sunday 3rd October
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.
ANYONE EXPERIENCING COVID SYMPTOMS MUST NOT ATTEND
GETTING HELP TO JOIN US
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.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
1. Register your attendance via the S&CA website by Friday 22th September
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]