S&CA Events Calendar

Our section leaders organise various events throughout the year.  Formal Club events are posted below.  In addition Members sometimes organise events in their local region; smaller ad hoc events and meet-ups may co-ordinated in the Club's private Facebook groups (Club Members can request to join these groups by contacting the Membership Secretary)

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Upcoming events

    • 29 Oct 2021
    • 31 Oct 2021
    • Gosport and Portsmouth

    Following the success of the LUS 2019 at the Royal Naval Club and Royal Albert Yacht Club in Portsmouth, it is also the venue for the 2021 South Coast EoS Dinner.  Since so many members are berthed in Portsmouth Harbour, we will have a  race in the Solent to make sure that everyone gets out on the water.

    Since there will be no Laying up Supper this year, this event will also incorporate the Club's Annual Awards Ceremony.

    This event will be ideal for new and novice sailors to join Portsmouth based skippers for the day sail.  Also for land based participants who may be able to find berths on board for the Saturday night.

    Note - Unfortunately Haslar are unable to accommodate us and Premiere cannot take a rally booking.  Premiere remains the venue to gather in the evenings due to a critical mass of vessels already berthed there.  Skippers traveling from further afield will need to make their own visitor reservations (Gosport Premiere, Haslar, Royal Clarence,  Gun Wharf)


    Friday 29th October

    We plan to have a gathering in Gosport on the Friday night possibly at the Premiere Marina or a nearby pub / restaurant.  Details to be communicated nearer to the time.

    Saturday 30th October

    Home ports to Gosport Premiere Marina or day-sail at 10am from Portsmouth Harbour.

    Gathering at Gosport Premiere marina by late afternoon we will have drinks onboard before taking the ferry to Portsmouth together and walking to the yacht club for 19:00 and dinner at 19:30.

    Despite the apparent anomalies of sail and power participants, and completely different courses,  a state of the art, and flawlessly fair S&CA handicap system has been developed to calculate the race winners and losers!

    Whether making their way to Portsmouth Harbour from home ports, or participating in the day sail, skippers will record various details about their passage.  Race competition entries will be judged and prizes awarded at the evening dinner.

    The evening dinner at the Royal Naval Club and Royal Albert Yacht Club is £40 for a three course set menu, payable on registration.

    Note that the Dress Code is 'smart casual'.  Jackets and ties are preferred, but not required. Denim is not permitted.

    Participants will pay for their own drinks at the bar which will take last orders at 10:45.


    Broccoli & Blue cheese soup, crispy croutons, rustic roll & butter

    Prawn, white wine & smoked salmon risotto, crisp garlic bread


    Vegetarian puff pastry wellington, creamy mustard sauce, buttered new potatoes, salad leaves

    Seared breast of duck, Madeira sauce, selection of vegetables, baby roast potatoes

    Braised beef bourguignon, shallots, mushrooms, red wine sauce, selection of vegetables, chateau potatoes



    Spiced apple, pear and blackberry crumble, sauce anglaise

    Brioche bread and butter pudding with a spiced orange sauce

    Selection of cheese and biscuits with grapes

    Fresh filter coffee & mints is included


    A vegetarian option is included above.  If there are any other special dietary requirements or allergies please contact the Club Manager Louise Morley before you register -  manager@rnc-rayc.co.uk

    Sunday 31st October

    Since several vessels will already be at or near their home port, there should be an opportunity for a morning walk for those sufficiently sober.

    Return to home ports (if not already there!)

    Information for Skippers

    HW Portsmouth 18:05 Friday and 07:06 on Saturday




    The Committee intends that club events will go ahead wherever possible in 2021, 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 22nd October (note that this will not be extended for this event since final numbers, menu choices and payment must be made to the venue)

    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

    This event is classed as being unsuitable for children to attend as guests.

Past events

12 Oct 2021 London - October 2021 Social
2 Oct 2021 South Coast - Final Fling at The Folly
18 Sep 2021 South Coast - Yarmouth Beach BBQ
28 Aug 2021 East Coast - August Bank Hol Rendezvous in Ramsgate (TBC)
28 Aug 2021 South Coast - August Bank Holiday 'Escape from The Solent'
14 Aug 2021 South Coast - Marchwood Yacht Club Two Boots
14 Aug 2021 South Coast - Marchwood Meals
31 Jul 2021 South Coast - Bonus Port Solent Event
24 Jul 2021 Scotland - Clyde Flotilla & Charter
16 Jul 2021 South Coast - Ruby+1 Jubilee Vintage Extravaganza
26 Jun 2021 East Coast - Cocktails at the Creek
25 Jun 2021 South Coast - Westward Cruise
12 Jun 2021 South Coast - Island Harbour Rally
29 May 2021 East Coast - Free Style on the Estuary
29 May 2021 South Coast - Late May Spring Bank Holiday
1 May 2021 South Coast - Early May 'Mayday' Bank Holiday
1 May 2021 East Coast - Bank Holiday at Burnham (UPDATED)
14 Apr 2021 The Bovill Arms 14 April 2021 - the MAY DAY Shakedown
11 Apr 2021 The 2021 Virtual AGM
2 Apr 2021 East Coast - Easter on the Blackwater (CANCELLED)
2 Apr 2021 South Coast - Easter Rally 2021 (CANCELLED)
20 Jan 2021 The Bovill Arms 20 January 2021
2 Dec 2020 [CANCELLED] London - December Social
28 Nov 2020 [POSTPONED] London - Laying Up Supper 2020
4 Nov 2020 London - November Social
31 Oct 2020 South Coast - End of Season Race, Rally and Dinner
14 Oct 2020 The Bovill Arms 14 October 2020
7 Oct 2020 London - October Social
3 Oct 2020 South Coast - Final Fling at The Folly (Provisional)
19 Sep 2020 South Coast - Two Boots at Marchwood Yacht Club
9 Sep 2020 The Bovill Arms 9 September 2020
2 Sep 2020 [CANCELLED] London - September Social
29 Aug 2020 [CANCELLED] South Coast - August Bank Holiday 'Escape from The Solent'
8 Aug 2020 [CANCELLED] South Coast - Yarmouth Beach BBQ 2020
5 Aug 2020 The Bovill Arms 5 August 2020
5 Aug 2020 [CANCELLED] London - August Social
17 Jul 2020 [CANCELLED] South Coast - Ruby Jubilee IW Pride and Ride Vintage Extravaganza
15 Jul 2020 The Bovill Arms 15 July 2020
1 Jul 2020 [CANCELLED] London - July Social (Founders Drinks)
24 Jun 2020 The Bovill Arms 24 June 2020
20 Jun 2020 [CANCELLED] South Coast - Treasure Hunt 2020 - Downton Glammy
12 Jun 2020 [CANCELLED] East Coast - Early Season Social
10 Jun 2020 The Bovill Arms
3 Jun 2020 The Bovill Arms
3 Jun 2020 [CANCELLED] London - June Social
27 May 2020 The Bovill Arms
23 May 2020 [CANCELLED] East Coast - Bank Hol in Burnham
21 May 2020 [CANCELLED] Cross Channel Rally
20 May 2020 The Bovill Arms
13 May 2020 The Bovill Arms (May Virtual Social)
8 May 2020 [CANCELLED] South Coast - Early May Bank Holiday
6 May 2020 [CANCELLED] London - May Social
29 Apr 2020 The Bovill Arms
22 Apr 2020 Quiz Night - The Bovill Arms
14 Apr 2020 Weekly Virtual Pub Night - The Bovill Arms
10 Apr 2020 [CANCELLED] South Coast - Easter Rally 2020
9 Apr 2020 [CANCELLED] East Coast does Easter at St Kats
5 Apr 2020 [CANCELLED] The 2020 Fitting Out Lunch & AGM
5 Apr 2020 The 2020 Virtual AGM
1 Apr 2020 April Social - Virtual Pub!
1 Apr 2020 [CANCELLED] London - April Social
28 Mar 2020 [CANCELLED] South Coast - Kick off Rally 2020 to BEMBRIDGE
7 Mar 2020 East Coast - Start of Season Social
4 Mar 2020 London - March Social
12 Feb 2020 February London Social
8 Feb 2020 Ruby Jubilee Bristol Winter Warmer
8 Jan 2020 January London Social
6 Jan 2020 Ruby Jubilee Cruise aboard the Queen Victoria!
11 Dec 2019 Monthly London Social
30 Nov 2019 Laying Up Supper 2019
13 Nov 2019 Monthly London Social
9 Nov 2019 FROSTY BITE - 4 places remain
26 Oct 2019 East Coast End of Season Dinner
9 Oct 2019 London Monthly Social
9 Oct 2019 London Monthly Social Pre-meet @ Pizza Express
28 Sep 2019 FINAL FLING 2019 - South Coast
11 Sep 2019 London Monthly Social
11 Sep 2019 London Monthly Social Pre-meet @ Pizza Express
31 Aug 2019 Ibiza Teaser - Med Charter
24 Aug 2019 AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY RALLY - South Coast
14 Aug 2019 London Monthly Social
14 Aug 2019 London Monthly Social Pre-meet @ Pizza Express
20 Jul 2019 Pride at Ryde
10 Jul 2019 S&CA Monthly London Social (Founders' Drinks)
12 Jun 2019 London Monthly Social
12 Jun 2019 London Monthly Social Pre-meet @ Pizza Express
8 Jun 2019 Treasure Hunt
25 May 2019 East Coast May Bank Holiday Rally
8 May 2019 London Monthly Social
8 May 2019 London Monthly Social Pre-meet @ Pizza Express
4 May 2019 BINGO at BEMBRIDGE Rally
19 Apr 2019 Easter Rally
10 Apr 2019 London Monthly Social
10 Apr 2019 London Monthly Social Pre-meet @ Pizza Express
30 Mar 2019 Kick Off
13 Mar 2019 London Social
10 Mar 2019 Fitting Out Lunch (FOL)
11 Feb 2019 London Social
26 Jan 2019 Dusseldorf Boat Show 2019
8 Jan 2019 S&CA Monthly London Social
11 Dec 2018 S&CA Monthly London Social
1 Dec 2018 Laying Up Supper 2018
13 Nov 2018 S&CA Monthly London Social
13 Nov 2018 London Social pre-meet at Pizza Express
10 Nov 2018 Frosty Bite Rally
20 Oct 2018 End Of Season *East Coast*
13 Oct 2018 FINAL FLING! South Coast End of Season
9 Oct 2018 S&CA Monthly London Social
22 Sep 2018 Southampton Boat Show
15 Sep 2018 FOLLY RALLY with RAFFLE
11 Sep 2018 S&CA Monthly London Social
8 Sep 2018 Mediterranean Club Charter
1 Sep 2018 Chichester Night Anchor & Beach Picnic
25 Aug 2018 Bank Holiday Cruise *East Coast*
25 Aug 2018 Back 2 Skool
14 Aug 2018 S&CA Monthly London Social
11 Aug 2018 FINAL CALL - Dash n Splash
6 Aug 2018 Gay Games Ten 2018
21 Jul 2018 FINAL CALL - Pride at Ryde
14 Jul 2018 Yarmouth BBQ
13 Jul 2018 Bastille Day celebration
10 Jul 2018 S&CA Monthly London Social (Founders' Drinks)
7 Jul 2018 PRIDE at London
29 Jun 2018 Rutland Water Dinghy & Camping Weekend
16 Jun 2018 Treasure Hunt
12 Jun 2018 S&CA Monthly London Social
1 Jun 2018 Canal Charter 2018
26 May 2018 Orwell and Walton Backwaters Cruise
26 May 2018 Bank Holiday River Hamble Sail
19 May 2018 #S&CA Demo Rally for website testing#
8 May 2018 S&CA Monthly London Social
5 May 2018 Two Boots Sail
25 Apr 2018 S&CA Midlands Social - Nottingham
21 Apr 2018 'Yachts in Harbour' evening
10 Apr 2018 S&CA Monthly London Social
30 Mar 2018 Easter Rally 2018
13 Mar 2018 S&CA Monthly London Social
13 Feb 2018 S&CA Monthly London Social
9 Jan 2018 S&CA Monthly London Social
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