The Spring Bank Holiday has been moved, and now incorporates the Platinum Jubilee. We are taking the opportunity of the extra long bank holiday period to have a more leisurely extended visit to Southampton followed by a night at anchor in the Western Solent.
We have a provisional berthing reservation at Southampton Ocean Quay. They will not be taking other visitors, but if we have high attendance, availability will be subject to some of their permanent berth holders being away. Overspill will be for individual skippers to book into Shamrock Quay.
Skippers, please register as early as possible in order to assist with the berthing availability planning. Ocean Quay availability will be managed in order of registration date.
Details are still in development, look out for updates in the event as we move into the new year and firm up the itinerary. Due to the anchoring aspect the weather may influence our plans.
Thursday 2nd June
Make our way to Southampton Ocean Quay*.
Pontoon drinks of Gin and Dubonnet in the evening with options of self catering on board or individual restaurant bookings.
Friday 3rd June
A 'Right Royal Picnic' on Southampton Common, and possibility of joining evening Jubilee celebrations in town.
We must all eat like Queens, so each crew will prepare a picnic dish or two from a selection of Her Majesty's favourites. Each dish should comprise small individual portions, made from the finest ingredients, enough for each dish to serve about 80% of the attendees. Our picnic lunch will be washed down with more Gin & Dubonnet and Champagne.
Once we have a good idea of numbers, the organiser will nominate dishes from the options below for each crew to prepare:
Gleneagles Pate with Toast
Dover Sole with Spinach & Courgettes
Grilled Chicken with Salad
Gaelic Steak, whiskey cream sauce (well done)
Ma'amburgers - Hamburgers with Cranberry Sauce (no bun)
Sandwiches - (well buttered, crustless, not in squares or fingers!)
Tuna Mayonnaise with Cucumber
Ham with Dijon Mustard Mayonnaise
Egg Mayonnaise with Mustard Cress
Beef with Horseradish
Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese (with pepper and lemon juice)
Chocolate Perfection Pie
Chocolate Biscuit cake
Double Glazed Lemon Drizzle Cake
Lemon Posset with Amoretto biscuit crumbs
Raspberry Jam Pennies
Tiptree's Little Scarlett Jam Pennies
Strawberries and Seasonal Berries
Saturday 4th June
Depending on the conditions, the first plan is to anchor in the stunning Alum Bay for an afternoon walk, and an evening BBQ on the beach. A secondary option will be anchoring outside of Keyhaven, where we can also get to the beach by dinghy.
Sunday 5th June
Head for home ports
Information for skippers:
HW Portsmouth - Thursday 14:21, Friday 14:56, Saturday 15:32, Sunday 16:14
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
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 Friday 27th May
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]