S&CA Events Calendar

View in a list or alternatively change it to a calendar and view by week month or year. 

Click on any event for more detail and if the event is Open for Booking you can register your attendance. When events become Open for Booking, members will receive notification.

The club section leaders organise various events throughout the year, and members often organise ad hoc meetings and events in their local region

Subscribe to the RSS feed be notified and keep up to date with events, meetings, charters, dinners and meet up with other members and have fun

Upcoming events

    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 10:00 (UTC+01:00)
    • 27 Jan 2019
    • 18:00 (UTC+01:00)
    • Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre, D-40474 Düsseldorf, Am Staad (Stockumer Höfe)
    Register

    Missing your fix of a boat show in January? Then, why not join us at the Düsseldorf Boat Show in January 2019. The Düsseldorf Boat Show will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019 with over 2,000 exhibitors and an expected 250,000 visitors in 16 Halls – so a bit bigger than the last London Excel show!

    The show runs from 19 - 27 January, from 1000 to 1800 every day, including the final day.  The club trip will be over the final weekend of 26/27 January, as we have it on good authority that you need at least two days to see everything!  We will organise a club dinner on the Saturday evening for those who wish to join us.

    Please register your interest on the club event page so that we know how many to expect and to book the Saturday evening dinner.  We are looking forward to seeing many of you there!

    Tickets

    Tickets can be purchased either at the door or online. It’s cheaper online and even cheaper if you join the Boot Club, which is free to join  (and you get a free welcome drink) by registering at https://www.boot.club/cgi-bin/md_bootclub/lib/pub/tt.cgi/Home.html?oid=1072&lang=2&ticket=g_u_e_s_t

    Ticket Prices

    General public

    Online

    On Site

    1 Day Ticket

    €19

    €25

    Reduced Ticket (see website for details)

    €11

    €12

    2 Day Ticket

    €27

    €33

    Half Day Ticket Mon-Fri after 3pm

    €13

    €16

     

     

     

    Boot Club Members

     

     

    1 Day Ticket

    €16

    n/a

    Reduced Ticket (see website for details)

    €10

     

    2 Day Ticket

    €25

    n/a


    Travel

    The nearest airport is Düsseldorf International only 3km away and there are several airlines who regularly fly from the UK, including BA, Eurowings and Ryanair. There is the 896 bus that takes you from the airport to the showground or you can grab a taxi for a flat fare of €20. There is a left luggage facility at the show. Further details are on the Travel section of their website.

    Hotels

    The Hotel section of their website offers a number of hotels near the ground but there are plenty of other options, especially as your entrance ticket provides you with free public transport within Zone D.  Why not get a group of friends together and book an AirBnB?

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 31 Mar 2019
    • West Cowes

    We shall start the 2019 sailing season by meeting at West Cowes, Isle of Wight. This usually attracts a good bunch of hearty soles, those who thrive on the season of spring.

    Berthing has been arranged at Cowes Yacht Haven Marina

    Late afternoon, as the temperatures drop and the skies darken, we have secured the use of a cosy conference room at The Island Sailing Club. As a group and prior to evening dinner, we will all relax, giggle and celebrate the start of season as we bond together and play some jovial Marky-style games.

    We will then relocate and make ourselves comfortable downstairs in their dining room for a tasty feast, and raising a glass to the clocks going forward that night..

    WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
    Register your attendance via the S&CA website.

    NOTE
    Your host will be Marky Davis
    Berths will be booked on behalf of skippers
    Those coming by land are welcome
    Bringing along friends is always encouraged 
    The closing date is Sunday 24th March
    Any questions, please contact southcoast@gaysailing.org.uk

    CREW MATCH 
    Skippers seeking crew, along with crew seeking berths are advised to visit the S&CA Facebook Crew match page. If you are not a Facebook user, then you are welcome to contact myself.


    • 19 Apr 2019
    • 22 Apr 2019
    • Lymington and Beaulieu

    EASTER RALLY 2019

    Good Friday 19th April - Lymington Harbour
    We will all meet at ‘The Dan Bran pontoon’ within Lymington Harbour. This is a walk ashore jetty. I have secured an exclusive room with a bar at Lymington Town Sailing Club for us all to play our annual jovial team quiz.  Once the quiz winners have collected their prizes, our hot food buffet will be brought in by the fabulous catering team. At the point of registration, You will be required to pay your meal cost of £tbc. Below is what you will have the choice from on the night :

    Mains TBC

    Desserts TBC

    Easter Saturday 20th April - River Beaulieu
    We will gather back together along side The Bucklers Hard jetty, this is a walk ashore pontoon adjacent to the stunning hamlet showing off it’s Georgian cottages. Mid afternoon, if weather permits, We will congregate on the nearby grassland and play the popular Roll ‘n’ Grab, if you do not wish to play, you can still embrace the competitiveness by cheering on the others. Evening dining will be optional, I have secured the NEW river ‘barbecue marquee’ for those who wish to go ‘chargrill’. Alternatively you can choose to make a private reservation at the only pub on site ‘The Master Builder’s’.

    Easter Sunday 21st April to Easter Monday
    To enjoy as you plesse

    TO NOTE
    Your host will be Marky Davis
    Any questions, please email southcoast@gaysailing.org.uk  
    Bringing along friends is encouraged
    Those coming by land are always welcome
    I will be responsible for the booking of all vessel berths at both locations 

    WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
    Register your attendance via the S&CA website by TBC

    CREW MATCH 
    Skippers seeking crew, as well as crew seeking berths are advised to use the S&CA Facebook Crew match page. If you are not a Facebook user, you are welcome to contact myself

    • 4 May 2019
    • 12:00
    • 5 May 2019
    • 12:00
    • Bembridge

    BINGO at BEMBRIDGE with BBQ
    It is not often that we set a weekend aside for a game of BINGO, but after listening to members feedback, it was apparent that many of you want to observe a group activity once reaching the set destination.

    This is designed to be a relaxed gathering following a vibrant sail across to Bembridge. No doubt, the majority of you will have those sails up taking advantage of the spring climate. The remainder of the bank holiday will be for you to enjoy as you please.

    Arrangements have been made for berthing at the much loved ‘Bembridge Harbour‘, I will be responsible for booking vessels into the marina for skippers, when a boat has registered.

    The dining element will be self BBQ style within the marquee that the S&CA have secured. Because the S&CA are regulars at the popular ‘Bembridge Harbour’, their management team have kindly offered us early access to the marquee for our game of bingo WITH prizes.  NOTE - BBQs and Utensils will be provided 

    WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN ON THE SUNDAY? We all leave Bembridge to enjoy the remainder of the bank holiday weekend as we all wish.

    WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
    1.Register your attendance via the S&CA website by Sunday 28th April
    2.Visit the Facebook CrewMatch page for all crewing opportunities
    3.Upon arrival, skippers will be required to contact the Cowes Yacht Haven for specific 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 

    Note
    You host will be Marky Davis
    Any questions, please email southcoast@gaysailing.org.uk

    • 8 Jun 2019
    • 00:00
    • 9 Jun 2019
    • 00:00
    • Somewhere on the Solent...
    • 65

    Treasure Hunt 2019

    When - TBC   

    Where - TBC

    This year’s theme is - TBC.

    Registration process - all those attending must register via the S&CA website. For joint members who are both attending, both must register.  Skippers are NOT responsible for registering their crews. We encourage crews to register themselves. To register your joint partner, friend or other members as part of your registration, you are required to  click on the ADD GUEST option. If registering other people, you will be responsible for paying their meal when signing up. When registering, each person including guests, will need to indicate if they are crew (if so you must state what boat you are attending on) or a skipper (where you will be responsible for advising your boat is attending).

    Event Organiser-Lee Price

     

     

     

    • 13 Jul 2019
    • 14 Jul 2019
    • Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH BEACH BBQ

    By popular demand, this event has become a fixed occurrence within the events calendar for a number of years, it is a beach barbecue get together, where members either sail or opt for the Wightlink ferry service to transport them to this beautiful coastal hotspot. It is consistently well attended, giving the opportunity for new and existing members to meet and have an evening of fun on the beach as the sun sets over the Solent. Last year was topped off with the braver members diving into the sea whilst the more fragile, stayed ashore and built a roaring bonfire.   

    Reservations will be made at Yarmouth Marina for S&CA vessels to arrive and tie up overnight for the Saturday 13th.

    WHAT WILL I NEED TO DO?
    All attending will need to register via the S&CA website. skippers will need to advise us of their boat details, so we can ensure a marina berth is reserved for you.   
    Skippers seeking crew or crew seeking berths are to firstly visit the club ‘crew match’ Facebook page.

    Skippers: upon arrival, you will be greeted by the berthing Master, who will guide you to your berth. You will need to state you are part of the S&CA/Sailing&Cruising Association Rally.

    TO NOTE
    Event host - Marky Davis. Any questions, please email southcoast@gaysailing.org.uk   

    WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
    Your own BBQ & Utensils, Your food, Your drink, Your blankets, Your chairs and a big smile.

     

    • 20 Jul 2019
    • Ryde, Isle of Wight
    • 50

    RYDE PRIDE - Saturday 20th July 2019

    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 a big splash.

    Things you will need to do:
    1. Register your attendance and order your free t-shirt
    2. Bring along friends
    3. If you have a boat, book yourself into Ryde Harbour or  East Cowes Marina 
    4. Show up and have fun.

    More details will follow closer to the time

    TO NOTE

    Event Host - Elaine Spear / 07970 965105 / elainespear1@gmail.com
    Wightlink ferries website = www.wightlink.co.uk
    Red Funnel ferries website - www.redfunnel.co.uk
    Southern Vectis buses website - www.islandbuses.info
     

    • 24 Aug 2019
    • 12:00
    • 26 Aug 2019
    • 12:00
    • Lymington & Bembridge

    AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY RALLY - (South Coast)

    EVENT ORGANISER : Guy Fancourt

    THE PLAN : On Saturday, all attendees will meet up in the beautiful New Forest town of Lymington. Berths have been reserved at ‘Lymington Yacht Haven’. Following an afternoon group get together, Members will be responsible for making their own evening dining plans.

    On Sunday and in S&CA company, the group will head to Bembridge. Members will experience the waves as you enjoy the ‘southern’ Isle of Wight sights via St Catherine’s. Evening eats will be in the form of a BBQ with views.

    On Monday, an enthusiastic leader will take the team on a small, easy walk around the local area. All vessels will then return to home ports.

    NOTE : Further details will soon be released




    • 7 Sep 2019
    • 8 Sep 2019
    • East Head, Chichester

    CHICHESTER at ANCHOR with BEACH PICNIC

    Within Chichester harbour, we will Anchor at East Head. Rafted if weather permits or members to socialise onboard via tender usage. 

    Each vessel will prepare a signature drink for guests, with one to two boats playing host. Move to the beach early evening for a picnic and further refreshments 

    Sunday morning at 09:00hrs, a beach walk and litter pick, before departing for home ports.

    WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
    1.All attending will need to register via the S&CA website
    2.Skippers seeking crew or crew seeking berths are to visit the club ‘crew match’ Facebook page.

    TO NOTE
    Your Event Organiser/Host is Andrew Palmer. 

     Any questions, please email andrew.h.palmer321@gmail.com

    WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
    Tenders, Signature drinks, Chairs, Beach blanket, Your picnic, Litter bags, Gloves
    .

     

    • 28 Sep 2019
    • 29 Sep 2019
    • Marchwood Sailing Club

    The S&CA traditionally celebrates the fun, frolics and the mishaps, that have occurred over the spring/summer months, by meeting at a waterside location where members can share, laugh and in some cases, sympathise with the situations other members have found themselves in.

    This year, we have secured the ‘Marchwood Sailing Club’ in Southampton, where we plan to host a jovial awards ceremony following the meal. We will also have the added bonus of being tranquilly entertained by a talented pianist whilst we dine.

    Historically, this is a popular event, and because we have limited places, booking yourself on early is highly advised. The majority of people attend by sea, but again, those wanting to arrive by land to join this blast of joy are encouraged. 

    Arrangements have been made for all vessels to be berthed onto the clubs walk ashore jetties for the amazing price of £13 per night. Those attending will be requested to select and pay for their evening meal choices in advance and at the point of registration. The cost of the meal is just £TBC for 3 courses. Please see below the meal choices you will be choosing from:

    STARTER - 

    MAIN - 

    DESSERT - 

    WHAT DO I NOW NEED TO DO?   
    All attendees need to register to choose and pay for their meal choices

    If you plan to bring along Non-member guests, you will be required to register them also, along with their meal choices and payment at the point you yourself register. just click 'ADD GUEST'

    The closing date is 18th September, UnfortunatelyNo amendments, additions  or cancellations will be considered past this date.

    Skippers: Once you have registered,. I will then book you a berth. Upon arrival, you will be met by a club representative, you must state you are part of the S&CA/Sailing&Cruising Association rally, You will then be guided to your berth. 

    Crew seeking berths are initially advised to visit the club Facebook ‘Crew Match’ page. If you are unsuccessful, you are then welcome to contact myself. I must stress, I do not guarantee to secure you a crew match every time.

    NOTE
    Your host for this event will be Marky Davis
    Any questions, please email southcoast@gaysailing.org.uk


    • 9 Nov 2019
    • 12:00
    • 10 Nov 2019
    • 12:00
    • LOCATION TO BE CONFIRMED

    A WINTER TREAT Halloween Style

    It is not often that we set a weekend aside for a Winter Rally, but after listening to members feedback, it was apparent that many of you are keen to observe a chilly, adventurous get together, during the month where temperatures really are starting to dip.

    This is purely designed to be a relaxed gathering following a hopeful, vibrant sail. No doubt, the majority of you will have those sails up taking advantage of the winter wind. Last year saw us celebrate with a tapas themed evening where Santa Claus had secretly left parcels for each attendee. So who knows what 2019 will see happen?

    Arrangements will be made for winter rate berthing at one of the much loved Solent marinas. The Event Organiser/Host will be responsible for booking vessels into the marina for skippers, when a boat has registered.

    The dining element will no doubt see a special twist.  The food on offer will include vegetarian options. NOTE - THERE WILL BE LIMITED PLACES 

    Shhhhhh..... Witches and Ghosts may still be lingering from the recent Halloween celebrations and will probably insist on visiting the venue the night before with a special S&CA delivery.

    WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
    1.Register your attendance via the S&CA website by  TBC
    2.Visit the Facebook CrewMatch page for all crewing opportunities
    3.U
    pon arrival, skippers will be required to contact the marina for specific 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 

    Note
    You host will be Marky Davis
    Any questions, please email southcoast@gaysailing.org.uk

Past events

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
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software