The May-day bank holiday is planned to take place as a two night stay at Chichester Premiere Marina and with an evening meal at Chichester Yacht Club (CYC). Berthing reservations and the club booking have been made.
All vessel details including skipper's contact details must be provided to the marina at least a week in advance so the registration deadline is firm if berthing allocation is required.
Saturday 30th April
Home ports to Chichester Premiere Marina.
Evening function at Chichester Yacht Club
Sunday 1st May
Shore based activities TBC, likely to involve a canal walk to Chichester.
Monday 2nd May
Head for home ports
Notes for Skippers
HW Portsmouth: Saturday 12:00, Sunday 12:41, Monday 13:21
Check pilotage sources for draft constraints and safe conditions to enter Chichester Harbour.
Chichester Marina is locked, but accessible to most vessels at all but the lowest points of tide. There is a variable window of free flow either side of high water, times available on the marina's website.
Chichester Marina VHF CH 80
Marina Office Phone 01243 512 731
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 Thursday 21st April
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 2022, 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
Your host for this event will be Andrew Palmer
Any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
HW Portsmouth 12:00 Saturday, 12:41 Sunday and 13:21 Monday
VHF 'Chichester Marina' CH 80