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

    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 11 Nov 2018
    • West Cowes
    Register

    A WINTER TREAT
    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 would be 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 across to Cowes. No doubt, the majority of you will have those sails up taking advantage of the winter wind.

    Arrangements have been made for winter rate berthing at the much loved ‘Cowes Yacht Haven‘ Marina, so attendees are close to town shops, bars and cafes. I will be responsible for booking vessels into the marina for skippers, when a boat has registered.

    The dining element will have a special twist. Because the S&CA are regulars at the popular ‘Island Harbour Sailing club’, their management team have kindly offered us a private dining room with an exclusive Spanish tapas theme menu. We will be served a set wide range of Spanish dishes, including mixed Paella, for the fixed price of £21.50 per diner (to be paid on the night). The food on offer will include vegetarian options. NOTE - LIMITED PLACES 

    Shhhhhh..... Santa Claus has been in contact with me, he has heard about this event and is excited to hear that the S&CA are meeting up just a few weeks prior to Crimbo. He has promised me, he will visit the Island Sailing Club the night before, to leave a little something Christmassy for each attendee.

    WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
    1.Register your attendance via the S&CA website by Sunday 4th November 
    2.Visit the Facebook CrewMatch page for all crewing opportunities
    3.U
    pon 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

    • 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
    • 19:00 - 23:59
    • Royal Naval & Royal Albert Yacht Club, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2NT
    • 27
    Register

    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 touch 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?


    The LUS organising team can be contacted at LUS@gaysailing.org.uk with any queries or amendments to your booking.

    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)

    Accommodation

    You may wish to berth your vessel in Gunwharf Quays Marina, which is only a short walk away and puts you at the centre of Christmas shopping and nightlife! Alternatively, there are regular ferry services to/from Gosport.

    Nearby hotels include: Holiday Inn (Pembroke Road, Old Portsmouth), Premier Inn (Clarence Pier, Southsea) and the Queens Hotel (Clarence Parade, Southsea)

    There are also numerous AirBnB, boutique hotels and guesthouses to choose from.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    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. We then move into their dining room and get comfortable for our S&CA group evening meal. At the point of registration, You will be required to select your meal choices and pay your £tbc for this meal. Below are the meal options:

    Starters TBC

    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

    • 25 May 2019
    • 26 May 2019
    • 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 DO I NEED TO DO?
    1.Register your attendance via the S&CA website by Sunday 19th May 
    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

    • 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
     

    • 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
    .

     

    • 2 Nov 2019
    • 12:00
    • 3 Nov 2019
    • 12:00
    • To Be Confirmed

    A WINTER TREAT
    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..... Santa Claus maybe in contact again 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

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