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South Coast - Early May 'Mayday' Bank Holiday

  • 30 Apr 2022
  • 2 May 2022
  • Chichester Marina Chichester Harbour


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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).  Provisional berthing reservations and the Yacht Club evening booking have been made.

All vessel details including skipper's contact details must be provided to the marina at least a week in advance.  The Yacht Club also require final numbers and payment, so the registration deadline is firm.

Skippers are encouraged to book and pay for their berthing at Chichester Premiere Marina at the time of registration for the event,  please mention that you are with the S&CA Rally.


Saturday 30th April
Home ports to Chichester Premiere Marina

Evening function at Chichester Yacht Club

£33 Per Head Choose From:


Smoked Chicken & Red Grape Salad

Smoked Salmon & Prawn Cocktail

Stuffed Field Mushroom (V)


Salmon & Prawn Fish Pie

Chicken Chasseur

Satay Stir Fry Broccoli & Pak Choi (V)


Creme Brulee

Warm Caramel Apple Pie

Banoffee Roulade

After dinner coffee is included

For any special dietary requirements please contact Tom Dewey, Functions Manager ([email protected] 01243 512918)

Sunday 1st May
Canal walk to Chichester and a stop at the Richmond Pub.  Option to walk or take taxis back to Chichester Marina.

Evening walk or taxis to the Ship Inn at Ichenor, or catering on board.

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


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.

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.


Your host for this event will be Andrew Palmer
Any questions, please email [email protected]

HW Portsmouth 12:00 Saturday, 12:41 Sunday and 13:21 Monday

VHF 'Chichester Marina' CH 80

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