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South Coast - Ryde Pride

  • 15 Jul 2022
  • 17 Jul 2022
  • Cowes, Ryde


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Following a 2yr postponement, The Isle of Wight is once again hosting a Pride Parade and beach party in Ryde.   Whether you arrive by boat or by foot, come and join the parade as we dance our way through Ryde representing the S&CA. We have t-shirts, hats, flags and banners, and are all set to make another big splash.

Things you need to do:

1. Register your attendance and order your free t-shirt

2. Register your guests/crew for a free t shirt also

4. If you have a boat, book yourself into Ryde Harbour or East Cowes Marina (mention S&CA to be near other members)

5. Show up and have fun

Friday 15th July - Arrive East Cowes Marina or Ryde Harbour.

BBQ area reserved for our exclusive use at East Cowes.

(Shepperd’s Wharf and Cowes Yacht Haven would also work and are a walk or water taxi ride from East Cowes Marina.)

However, We will have up to 10 berths reserved at East Cowes Marina.

All Marinas are a bus ride away from Ryde.

Saturday 16th July - Meet 10.00am

Isle of Wight Pride Parade and Party

Join us in celebrating LGBT+ Pride on the Isle of Wight. The amazing atmosphere and welcome from the crowd as we parade through Ryde Town is not to be missed. Enjoy the party feel as the entire town turns LGBT+ with many dedicated bars and Pride party arena.

Dress code: Navy shorts and deck shoes or trainers.

Free t-shirts and rainbow striped hat will be provided.

More details will follow, but here is the basic plan:

10:00-11:00 - Assemble at Ryde School, Queen Road, PO33 3BE

12:00- Parade moves off

14:00onwards- Beach Party

Sunday 18th July

Sail to home ports

Information for Skippers:

Skippers planning to attend this event are responsible for contacting marinas/harbours to book and pay in advance for their berth.

Note that berthing at East Cowes must be paid for by individual skippers at least one week prior to the event.  Call 'boatfolk' East Cowes +44(0)1983 293 983

The preferred berthing locations are:

*East Cowes Marina

*Ryde Harbour - dries out


Host - Nicholas Ashley

Wightlink ferries website =

Red Funnel ferries website -

HW Portsmouth: Friday 13:29, Saturday 14:25, Sunday 15:34


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 7th July

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.


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