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South Coast - Easter Rally 2023

  • 7 Apr 2023
  • 10 Apr 2023
  • Southampton and Cowes


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Registration is closed

The Easter Rally is a 4-5 day event.  Those who can arrive early on Thursday are invited to gather at anchor in Osbourne Bay.  We will then all meet at Southampton Ocean Village Marina, where we have berths reserved for one night on Friday.  We will head to Cowes Yacht Haven on Saturday where we have reservations for two nights. 

This event runs over several nights in port.  Participants can register and join us for all or parts of the event.


Good Friday 7th April

Crews will make their way to the Southampton Ocean Village Marina for Friday Evening.

Skippers make own catering arrangements.

Intention to go to The London for drinks.

Easter Saturday 8th April

Head to Cowes Yacht Haven.  Evening meal at Royal London Yacht Club Cowes.

Menu Options:

Starter: Ardennes Pate with Sourdough Toast

Main: Confit of Duck with Dijon Mash and Fine Green Beans


Starter: Avocado with Salad Pea Shoots, Mange Tout and Confit Lemon

Main: Aubergine Parmigiani with red pepper jus


Sticky Toffee Pudding with Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Apple Tart Tatin with Vanilla Ice Cream

Mini Cheese Board

Easter Sunday 9th April

Day in Cowes.  Walk to Newport along disused railway.  BBQ or catering on board.

Easter Monday 10th April

Head for home ports.

Notes for Skippers

HW Portsmouth: Friday 13:11, Saturday 13:42, Sunday 14:15, Monday 14:54

Advance Bookings Required:



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 Monday 3rd April

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.


The club will endeavour to provide full refunds for event charges when cancellations are made by you through the Website and made in good time. Normally, a week before the event is due to take place will be sufficient.

If the club has made third party bookings, paid deposits or made other commitments, it may be that only a partial refund or no refund is offered.  

Where a refund is requested due to dissatisfaction with third party goods or services, a refund will only be offered if such refund is also made to the club by the third party.


Your host will be Andrew Palmer

Any questions, please email [email protected]

Best regards,
Sailing & Cruising Association

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