PLEASE SEE COVID NOTE BELOW
An opportunity for the various East Coast contingent to rendezvous for the final passage of the season.
Ramsgate being roughly equi-distant for the Kent, Essex and Suffolk contingent. provides a great chance for us all to meet up. The intention is to berth in the outer harbour.
Ramsgate outer harbour does not require or permit pre-booking, but please ensure that you check before your trip.
Ramsgate Harbour access and berthing -
Accessible at all states of the tide International Port Signals apply. However, as the harbour can be busy, it is recommended Ramsgate Port Control are called on VHF to obtain permission to enter the harbour entrance.
Once passed the outer harbour arm (the picture above), switch VHF channel, call up 'Ramsgate Outer Harbour' and ask for a berth in the outer harbour. Note - The green buoy in the outer harbour marks a bank; keep south of it, ensuring that you always remain between the buoy and the long outer pontoon.
Please check recent almanacs or online for full details.
Saturday 28th August
HW Sheerness 0458
Arrival at Ramsgate from about 1200
Sunday 29th August
Day in Ramsgate. Walk to Broadstairs and lunch ashore
Monday 30th August
Return to home ports
ORGANISER -Jonathan Morrish - [email protected]
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.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
1. Register your attendance via the S&CA website by Wednesday 26th May
2. Visit the Facebook CrewMatch page for crewing opportunities. Note that CrewMatch must only be used in accordance with any Covid restrictions or guidelines in force at the time of the event.
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
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, skippers should ensure vessels are self-sufficient in case meeting up onboard is not permitted.
All attendees must be registered for the event for track and trace purposes.
ANYONE EXPERIENCING COVID SYMPTOMS MUST NOT ATTEND