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 2020 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.
Haslar marina have generously offered free berthing for the Saturday night for up to three boats berthed at Premiere next door (first come first served max 40' - there may still be a small charge for electricity). Haslar residents will also be able to move to the rally pontoon outside the lightship.
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.
HW Portsmouth 11:17 on Saturday
Friday 30th October
We have reserved four visitors berths at Haslar for members wanting to join on the Friday night. Please contact the organizer upon registration if you want to use one of these spaces.
Saturday 31st October
Home ports to Dean & Reddyhoff's Gosport Haslar Marina or daysail at 10am from Portsmouth Harbour.
Gathering at Haslar by late afternoon we will have drinks onboard before taking the ferry to Portsmouth together and walking to the yacht club.
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 £30 for a three course set menu, payable on registration.
Leek, wild mushroom and green pea risotto, truffle oil, crispy croute
Slow cooked ham hock, orange and malt whisky marmalade glaze spring onion
mash, duo of fresh vegetables
Salted caramel profiteroles, chocolate sauce
The vegetarian main option will be:
Char-grilled aubergine, sweet potato rosti & brie tower
Sunday 1st November
Since several vessels will already be at or near their home port, there should be an opportunity for a morning activity TBC.
Return to home ports (if not already there!)
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 23rd October
2. Visit the Facebook CrewMatch page for all crewing opportunities
3. Upon approach, skippers will be required to contact the harbor / 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
Your host for this event will be Andrew Palmer
Any questions, please email email@example.com