Please see Covid Note Below
An extra late entry event in compensation for the loss of Easter, and to fill up the calendar post what we hope will be the easing of most restrictions in July. Not exactly an epic voyage for the many members based in the area, but perhaps an opportunity for new members or novice sailors to sample a weekend on the water in the shelter of Portsmouth Harbour.
Saturday 31st July
Home ports to Port Solent. We are expecting that most vessels can be berthed together on the linear E pontoon where we will meet in the early evening for drinks onboard and on the pontoon.
Individual crews can take advantage of the numerous restaurants around the marina, and there is a possibility, nearer the time, that we will be able to make a group booking at one of the venues.
Sunday 1st August
Head for home ports
BERTHING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SKIPPERS
A rally booking form will need to be submitted by the organizer 2 weeks prior to the event. The booking form requires various details which will be required in the skippers' registration fields. Unless advised to the contrary berthing payment is not required in advance on this occasion.
HW Portsmouth 17:44 Saturday and 18:28 Sunday
'Port Solent Marina' VHF CH 80
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 23rd July
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]