S&CA Events Calendar

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

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Upcoming events

    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 26 Aug 2018
    • East Cowes
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    Back2Skool has been introduced as a new exciting event in the S&CA calendar this year.
    It is designed to ta
    ke us all back to those early days and relive some of those famous school time moments that are easily forgotten about. The Caretakers trolley will be full of prizes waiting to be won.

    On the day, You could choose to stop and relax for lunch at anchor in the tranquil Osborne Bay, before making your way to your host location : East Cowes marina. Be aware, your Head Master has decided on a strict 16:30hrs event start time

    Special S&CA arrangements have been made for berthing and exclusive use of their marina garden and marquee. The evening will be a combination of meat sizzling and simple school style competitiveness.

    The marina will provide us with bbq’s, utensils and charcoal. EASY!

    The days ‘Goings-On’ will complete with a nail biting awards ceremony complimented by prestigious soundtracks

    This is a bank holiday, members are free to depart the rally on the Sunday 26th at their convenience, leaving you to enjoy the remainder of the long weekend as you choose.

    WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?   

    Skippers and Crew must register.

    By marina order-On this rare occasion, Skippers are responsible for contacting the marina direct, to book themselves in for the overnight stay (Saturday 25th August), and pay in full. This needs to be actioned sooner rather than later, as club events are becoming increasingly popular. Contact 01983 293983. The marina have kindly agreed to store your credit on file if you are unable to attend on the day.

    Upon arrival, skippers are required to contact vhf 80 to receive specific berthing instructions 

    Any members wishing to join the fun by land, you are very welcome but please still register via the website.

    Crew seeking a berth or skippers looking for crew, you are initially advised to visit the club Facebook crew match page.

    TO BRING Your own BBQ food. Drink. A competitiveness streak. A smile

    NOTE

    Your host will be Marky Davis

    Any questions, please email southcoast@gaysailing.org.uk

    • 25 Aug 2018
    • 26 Aug 2018
    • TBC
    Register

    Further details to follow.

    WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?   

    Skippers and Crew need to register.

    Any members wishing to join the fun by land, please register on an individual basis

    Crew seeking a berth are advised to visit the club Facebook crew match page.


    • 1 Sep 2018
    • 2 Sep 2018
    • East Head, Chichester
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    A NIGHT AT ANCHOR & EVENING BEACH PICNIC
    Propose for boats based in Portsmouth or nearby, to meet on Friday evening for drinks and/or dinner in Gosport.

    Entry to Chichester harbour on rising tide on Saturday, and anchor at East Head. Rafted if weather permits or members to socialise onboard via tender usage. 

    Each vessel should prepare a signature drink for guests, with one to two boats hosting in approximately half hourly slots from 17:00hrs depending on numbers. Move to the beach from 19:00-20:00hrs 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?
    All attending need to register, so i know who to expect.
    Skippers seeking crew or crew seeking berths are to firstly 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
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    • 8 Sep 2018
    • 15 Sep 2018
    • Sardinia & Corsica
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    Following on from the success of the last two years' charters in the Croatia, this year we are staying in the Mediterranean but head to the West and the beautiful islands of Sardinia & Corsica. Sardinia is the largest island in the Mediterranean and Sardinians consider themselves Sards first and Italian second. It is a mysterious island, an undiscovered place, that is a part of Italy yet apart from it. 

    There is still much evidence of the culture from the Nuraghese period. With many Nuraghs still standing, large truncated cones of stone built without mortar, resembling the Toreen towers of Corsica. For the yachtsman it provides a cruising ground difficult to better in the Western Mediterranean. On the north coast there are many anchorages around the coast and off-lying islands, offering good shelter. It is 112 miles from the Italian Mainland but only 7 miles separate it from Corsica.

    Corsica separated from Sardinia by the Bonifacio Straits is the smaller of the two Islands being around one third the size of Sardinia. We will be heading up to the Southern Coastline to Bonifaico. An impressive city high on the cliffs reminiscent of a set from Game of Thrones, with great views this buzzing city bursts with heritage and many bars and restaurants.

    ITINERARY

    The Charter will be setting off from Marina di Portisco (http://www.marinadiportisco.it/en) which is 25 minute taxi transfer from the airport (€10 per person ) there are shops, a supermarket and restaurants at the marina. Nearest town is Olbia, a short taxi ride away.

    From there we will be heading north to Corsica taking the delights of the many islands on route. Rock formation on Isola Spargi, the Pink beach on Isola Budelli, the busy town La Maddalena. Calling at Cavallo Island, Santa Manza and on to Bonifacio. Return passing Porto Vecchio, Isola Lavezzi and Isola Carreras.

    SKIPPERS

    Come along with your own crew and join in the fun, sailing with other club members in this beautiful sailing area. Contact the suggested boat provider (see below) who I find offer very competitive rates for boats, or chose your own. Please drop me a line at charters@gaysailing.org.uk

    CREW looking for berths

    I may have some berths available with experienced skippers who will invite you on board to join in the amazing experience. If you have not sailed in the Mediterranean before now is your time to join in and enjoy a truly perfect sailing experience. If you attend the London Socials, you may already have made contact with some skippers who may have spaces. Otherwise please contact me at charters@gaysailing.org.ukwith brief details of your experience and any club sailing you have done. I will look at placing you in contact with a skipper to join the Charter.

    SUGGESTED BOAT PROVIDER www.latesail.com 01227 479900

    They do not offer discounts, but their website is very good and already has large discounts on most boats. Be cheeky and ask to get discounts on the extras - outboards etc.

    Happy sailing

    Chris Watts, Rear Commodore Charters

    • 11 Sep 2018
    • 20:00 - 22:00
    • The Hope, 15 Tottenham Street, London W1T 2AJ
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    Our monthly London Social is a great time to catch up with old friends and meet new people.
    Not a member? Not a problem! Why not come along and see what the club has to offer. All are welcome.  Please register your interest in this event.

    • 15 Sep 2018
    • 16 Sep 2018
    • River Medina, Cowes
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    An S&CA events diary would not be complete without the much loved ‘Folly Inn Rally’. 

    Members can take a leisurely crossing to the River Medina, arrive and unwind at their leisure for the afternoon.

    Before the evening dinner,  A Pre Dinner Pontoon party will take place with a charity raffle, giving members the opportunity to win a Gift Voucher, redeemable at our dinner location.

    You will be rafted tightly together alongside a Non Walk Ashore Pontoon. A ferry service will operate to take members to and from land for as little as £3 return per person. 

    Shower facilities are available for just £1 ashore.

    The one local pub have already been made aware they are to expect a large number of happy S&CA sailors looking to have their bellies filled. This eatery will be serving breakfasts the following morning for those who want it.

    Live music will be provided by the venue in a separate corner, giving the wilder members of our group the chance to traditionally mount the tables (literally) and dance the night away.

    WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

    You must register via the S&CA website if you are attending. The Folly pub is a busy venue and i need exact numbers on how many people to book for.  I also have a maximum number the pub can accommodate, so please do not leave it too late to register. Skippers, please register you boat. I will then book your boat in with the Folly Harbour Master on our group booking. 

    Upon arrival, the harbour master has asked for skippers to call vhf ch72 for specific berthing instructions. You must state you are part of the S&CA/Sailing&Cruising Association Rally.

    Crew seeking berths are advised to visit the club Facebook ‘Crew Match page’. If unsuccessful, you are welcome to then contact myself. I will always do my best on your behalf, but I can never guarantee you a crew match.

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

    TO BRING
    £3 cash for the ferry service / £1 cash for the shower facilities / A smile / Raffle ticket money

    • 22 Sep 2018
    • 13:00 - 15:00
    • Southampton
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    Southampton Boat Show is a huge annual event for southern UK, and is celebrating 50 years this year. We know a many of you love attending to have a good look around. 

    So again, we have made a weekend date for S&CA members who wish to visit it in company with other club folk.  We plan to meet at the Tapas Bar area at 1300 for some drinks, food and a catch up! This gives everyone the opportunity to take some time out from deliberating over those new boat purchases, chill and discuss their findings over a glass of wine. You will need to purchase your own entry ticket. There are lots of offers out there. Don’t forget RYA members can order a free ticket with their membership. 

    For skippers and crew, this could be an ideal opportunity to arrive in style, by sailing from home ports, and berthing in one of the very welcoming marinas at Southampton.

     NOTE   

    This is an informal event, the meeting time is flexible, and there is no need to feel you have to eat or drink at the meeting venue. But please register if you are coming along so we, and other members know who to keep an eye out for. It will also mean we know who to contact if the meeting point needs to be changed.

     

    • 9 Oct 2018
    • 20:00 - 22:00
    • The Hope, 15 Tottenham Street, London W1T 2AJ
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    Our monthly London Social is a great time to catch up with old friends and meet new people.
    Not a member? Not a problem! Why not come along and see what the club has to offer. All are welcome.  Please register your interest in this event.

    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 14 Oct 2018
    • Yarmouth

    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 prestigious ‘Royal Solent Yacht Club’ in Yarmouth, IOW, where we plan to introduce a jovial awards ceremony following the meal.

    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 within Yarmouth Marina

    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 £25.00 for 3 courses. Please see below the meal choices you will be choosing from:

    STARTER - Carrot & Ginger soup OR Caramelised red onion and Brie tartlet.

    MAIN - Isle of Wight locally made welsh dragon sausages OR Sea Bream fillets OR Red Thai vegetable curry and rice.

    DESSERT - Apple & Strawberry crumble OR Double chocolate profiteroles 



    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.

    The closing date is 1st OctoberNo amendments or additions will be considered past this date.

    Skippers: Once you have registered,. I will then book you a berth at Yarmouth Harbour. Upon arrival, you will be met by one of the berthing Masters, you must state you are part of the S&CA/Sailing&Cruising Association rally, they will then guide you 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

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • Medway Yacht Club

    Come and join us for an evening of two celebrations, marking the End Of Season and Trafalgar Day.  All club members are warmly invited to attend this East Coast social event. Medway Yacht Club is only 40 minutes drive from London and there are regular fast trains departing from St Pancras International, Victoria, Charing Cross or London Bridge.
    We look forward to welcoming you to the East Coast for our celebration dinner.

    Berthing / Accommodation:  There are free moorings and limited accommodation may be available on local boats.

    WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?   
    Registration details are to follow nearer the time....

    **All attendees need to register in advance to choose and pay for their meal choices**


    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 11 Nov 2018
    • West Cowes

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

    Lee Price has very kindly offered to host this November event. Lee is an experienced skipper and will undoubtedly put this ‘Frosty Bite’ event on the S&CA calendar for many years to come.

     Arrangements have been made for low price berthing at one of the much loved West Cowes marinas, so attendees are close to town shops, bars and cafes. 

     The dining element of the weekend will be at the very popular ‘Cowes Corinthian yacht club’.

    WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
    Registering information will be posted near the time .

     Upon arrival, you will be required to contact the relevant berthing master for specific instructions. You must state you are part of the S&CA/Sailing&Cruising Association Rally.

     NOTE
    Any questions, please email southcoast@gaysailing.org.uk

    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 20:00 - 22:00
    • The Hope, 15 Tottenham Street, London W1T 2AJ
    Register

    Our monthly London Social is a great time to catch up with old friends and meet new people.
    Not a member? Not a problem! Why not come along and see what the club has to offer. All are welcome.  Please register your interest in this event.

    • 1 Dec 2018
    • Royal Naval & Royal Albert Yacht Club, Old Portsmouth

    This year the Laying Up Supper will be held in the prestigious Royal Naval and Royal Albert Yacht Club, located in Old Portsmouth.

    The dress code is smart with the theme 'black and white with a dash of sparkle'.

    This is also the weekend of the Victorian Festival of Christmas at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, so why not make a weekend of it and book your tickets online?

    More details will follow so “Save the Date” for what promises to be a fabulous evening!


    Dinner Menu

    A splendid menu, below, has been provided with four choices available per course (your meal selection is required when booking):

    Starter
    Goats cheese crostini with chargrilled pepper and fig chutney (V)
    Wild mushroom and smoked garlic soup (VG)
    Ham hock terrine with winter chutney and melba toast
    Smoked peppered mackerel with horseradish dressing and salad leaves  

    Main Course
    Roulade of turkey with smoked bacon, cumberland sausage stuffing and turkey jus
    Crispy belly pork with apple puree and cider jus
    Pan-fried sea bass fillet with asparagus and new potatoes
    Mushroom, brie, rocket and redcurrant filo parcel (V)

    Dessert
    Lemon posset with vanilla shortbread
    Traditional Christmas pudding with mascarpone topping
    Five cheese selection with crackers and quince jelly
    Pineapple carpaccio with rum and clementine sorbet (V)

    • 11 Dec 2018
    • 20:00 - 22:00
    • The Hope, 15 Tottenham Street, London W1T 2AJ
    Register

    Our monthly London Social is a great time to catch up with old friends and meet new people.
    Not a member? Not a problem! Why not come along and see what the club has to offer. All are welcome.  Please register your interest in this event.

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