Please see Covid Note Below
Marchwood Yacht Club were great hosts for the Final Fling in 2019, so we will be calling in to see them again with the use of their club room, bar and facilities.
'Two Boots' means bring your sailing boots and your walking boots, for a short pre-dinner walk along the shoreline to Eling on Saturday.
Note that the berthing rates at Marchwood are very reasonable (£15 per vessel), but there is no shore power on the pontoons. Those needing all the comforts of home will need to bring their own electricity!
Saturday 14th August
Meet at the Marchwood walk ashore pontoons at the top of Southampton Water by early to mid afternoon.
For those arriving in time, we will plan to take a walk along the waterside from around 3pm and returning by around 5.
The current expectation is that we will be able to use the club bar facilities with a self catered fish and chip supper (approx. cost £12pp). If the club can confirm availability of catering in advance of the event then we will switch to using their in house arrangements which was £22 per head in 2020. Payment will be collected separately from registration once arrangements are confirmed.
Sunday 15th August
Head for home ports. Fingers crossed for calmer conditions this year!
Information for Skippers
On this occasion there will be no need to book and pre-pay your own berth, MYC have taken a group booking and we will each pay before departure.
There is no need to call the berthing master by VHF, visitors berths are labelled. Smaller and shallow draft vessels please use the inner berthing spaces.
HW Portsmouth 16:34 on Saturday 14th, 17:28 Sunday 15th
MYC Contact Phone: 02380 666141
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 ATTENDGETTING 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 6th August
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. 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
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