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South Coast - Buckler's Hard Bash

  • 24 Sep 2022
  • 25 Sep 2022
  • Buckler's Hard


Image result for free to use image of Buckler's hardThis year's visit to the stunning Buckler's Hard marina is a standard weekend event with a tour of the attractions at Buckler's Hard Village and an evening BBQ at the boatyard.

Please note the booking requirements at Buckler's Hard below



Saturday 24th September

Home ports to Buckler's Hard, where we have reserved berths for 15 boats.  It will be beneficial to aim to arrive as early as possible as the tide is falling in the afternoon.  Early arrival also means that we will have time for a tour of Buckler's Hard Village including: Visit to Maritime Museum, Shipwright's Cottage, Apple Orchard and St Mary's Chapel.

Tickets for the Maritime Museum are best purchased individually in advance, but may also be available online on the day.

In the evening, the marina BBQ area and Marquee has been reserved for our private use. 

Sunday 25th September

Head for home ports


Skippers need to call the Beaulieu River Harbour office in advance to book pay for their berthing and secure the booking at least 2 weeks in advance (the website suggests at least 7 days, but the club needs to confirm details of confirmed bookings with them two weeks before).  Failure to book ahead in sufficient time could mean that there is no availability.  Please ask to be booked in under the Sailing and Cruising Association rally.

Beaulieu River Harbour Office Tel 01590 616200

HW Portsmouth 11:40 Saturday and 12:12 Sunday

Check the Beaulieu River website for the local tide times and depths at river estuary.

'Beaulieu River Radio' VHF CH 68



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.



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 Friday 9th September

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 southcoast@gaysailing.org.uk

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