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

    • 2 Jun 2022
    • 5 Jun 2022
    Register


    Come and join us on the Blackwater as we start the season with a visit to Bradwell Marina for 2 nights, followed by a night at anchor off Osea Island. 

    Berth booking note - Bradwell are not accepting bookings. Berthing is on a first come first served basis. Be prepared to anchor in the vicinity of Osea Island if there is no berth availability BE PREPARED TO CATER ONBOARD FOR THE WEEKEND


    DUE TO THE NATURE OF THIS EVENT, IT MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR SHOREBASED MEMBERS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND, PLEASE CONTACT THE HOST ON OR AFTER THE FIRST EVENING, TO SEE WHAT IS FEASIBLE


    Navigational Note - Please ensure that you have checked tides and access relevant to your journey and vessel. Information below is for guidance only and should not be relied upon for navigation.


    THE BELOW PLAN IS SUBJECT TO OBTAINING BERTHS

    Thursday 2nd June

    Bradwell Marina 1st night

    HW Sheerness - 0420 LW Sheerness - 10.46 0.53m

    HW Bradwell - 14.52

    Bradwell Marina is reached via Bradwell Creek. A tide gauge (in feet) is located at the mouth of the creek and shows maximum depth. Creek shows CD0.7m and the marina entrance CD1.2m. Further information at;

    https://www.bradwellmarina.com/


    4-6pm, welcome drinks aboard SOLACE. Subject to numbers, SOLACE will host an 'open boat'. Please drop by for drinks and introductions.

    1900/2000 - Dinner at the Marina Clubhouse/restaurant tbc. It depends on availability and berthing


    Friday 3rd June 

    Bradwell Marina 2nd Night

    A day of relaxation. A late morning walk along local coastal paths and exploring Bradwell Village. Perhaps a lunchtime drink in the pub. For those inclined, there is a 3hr walking route available on the marina website. 


    Saturday 4th June

    Osea Island

    LW Bradwell 0956 HW Bradwell 16.05


    Leave Bradwell by 1200 (that should account for most drafts) and take the flood 5 miles up river and drop the hook off Osea Island, at The Barnacle anchorage. This is great place to have an onboard BBQ or for those wanting to do a little more socialising, there is the potential for rafting or tendering between vessels.

     

    Sunday 5th June

    Home Ports

    HW Bradwell 0438 LW Bradwell 1036

    LW Sheerness 1034 HW Sheerness 1652


    Leave the blackwater on the Ebb, taking the Ebb North or, in time to pick up the flood south.


    Host - Jonathan Morrish eastcoast@gaysailing.org.uk 

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    COVID NOTE

    All events will be run as 'Cruise in Company'.  All participants must comply with and be individually responsible for relevant guidance or regulations 

    It will be the responsibility of individual skippers to comply with relevant guidance or regulations.

    ANYONE EXPERIENCING COVID SYMPTOMS ARE ASKED NOT TO ATTEND. 

    GETTING HELP TO JOIN US

    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.


    • 2 Jun 2022
    • 5 Jun 2022
    • Southampton
    Register

    The Spring Bank Holiday has been moved, and now incorporates the Platinum Jubilee.  We are taking the opportunity of the extra long bank holiday period to have a more leisurely extended visit to Southampton followed by a night at anchor in the Western Solent. 

    We have a provisional berthing reservation at Southampton Ocean Quay.  They will not be taking other visitors, but if we have high attendance, availability will be subject to some of their permanent berth holders being away.  Overspill will be for individual skippers to book into Shamrock Quay.

    Skippers, please register as early as possible in order to assist with the berthing availability planning.  Ocean Quay availability will be managed in order of registration date.

    THE PLAN

    Details are still in development, look out for updates in the event as we move into the new year and firm up the itinerary.  Due to the anchoring aspect the weather may influence our plans.

    Thursday 2nd June

    Make our way to Southampton Ocean Quay*.

    Pontoon drinks of Gin and Dubonnet in the evening with options of self catering on board or individual restaurant bookings.

    Friday 3rd June

    A 'Right Royal Picnic' on Southampton Common,  and possibility of joining evening Jubilee celebrations in town.

    We must all eat like Queens, so each crew will prepare a picnic dish or two from a selection of Her Majesty's favourites.  Each dish should comprise small individual portions, made from the finest ingredients, enough for each dish to serve about 80% of the attendees.  Our picnic lunch will be washed down with more Gin & Dubonnet and Champagne.

    Once we have a good idea of numbers, the organiser will nominate dishes from the options below for each crew to prepare:

    Lunch Dishes

    Marmite mushrooms

    Scotch Eggs

    Gleneagles Pate with Toast

    Dover Sole with Spinach & Courgettes

    Grilled Chicken with Salad

    Gaelic Steak, whiskey cream sauce (well done)

    Ma'amburgers - Hamburgers with Cranberry Sauce (no bun)


    Sandwiches - (well buttered, crustless, not in squares or fingers!)


    Tuna Mayonnaise with Cucumber

    Coronation Chicken

    Ham with Dijon Mustard Mayonnaise

    Egg Mayonnaise with Mustard Cress

    Beef with Horseradish

    Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese (with pepper and lemon juice)

    Croque Monsieur


    Puddings

    Chocolate Perfection Pie

    Chocolate Biscuit cake

    Double Glazed Lemon Drizzle Cake

    Lemon Posset with Amoretto biscuit crumbs


    Sweet Snacks

    Raspberry Jam Pennies

    Tiptree's Little Scarlett Jam Pennies

    Strawberries and Seasonal Berries


    Saturday 4th June

    Depending on the conditions, the first plan is to anchor in the stunning Alum Bay for an afternoon walk, and an evening BBQ on the beach.  A secondary option will be anchoring outside of Keyhaven, where we can also get to the beach by dinghy.

    Sunday 5th June

    Head for home ports

    Information for skippers:

    HW Portsmouth  - Thursday 14:21, Friday 14:56, Saturday 15:32,  Sunday 16:14

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    COVID NOTE

    The Committee intends that club events will go ahead wherever possible in 2022, 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.

    ANYONE EXPERIENCING COVID SYMPTOMS MUST NOT ATTEND

    GETTING HELP TO JOIN US

    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 27th May

    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.

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


    • 11 Jun 2022
    • 00:00
    • 12 Jun 2022
    • 00:00
    • Somewhere on or around the Solent...
    • 17
    Register

    This year’s flagship S&CA treasure hunt event, Goldfingered, will follow two year absence from the brilliant and flamboyant Treasure Vision put together by Lee and Kitson.

    The organiser for Goldfingered is Yuksel skippering Eve and his organising committee will be Edward, Neill, Seamus and Steve.

    The format will be similar to previous events so there will be a series of fun filled activities on water and on land that will be revealed on 11th June to skippers by WhatsApp Group messages. This will be followed by a spy themed fancy dress gala dinner in ‘Casino Royale’.   All of the events will take place somewhere in or around the central Solent and the yachts will return to their home berths on Sunday 12th June.

    We hope it will be a fun packed day and each team consisting of a vessel and her crew will be assessed against various creative and nautical challenges.  After dinner  prizes will be awarded to the teams with best achievements though the day and a special prize will go to the person wearing the most innovative spy themed outfit.  

    Spaces are limited and we advise early registration to avoid disappointment. Registration costs £35 per person (for which each individual is responsible) and this will include a welcome drink and dinner at ‘Casino Royale’.  Each vessel will be responsible for catering for other meals.

    Please kindly observe the following requirements on registration:

    Skippers: On registration please advise the name, type of vessel (motor or yacht), length and draught of your vessel as well as a telephone number which will be used to communicate instructions over WhatsApp group consisting of other skippers attending the event. This number may also be given to the relevant berthing authority. You will be responsible for settling any berthing fees directly with the relevant berthing  authority.

    Crew: Crew are responsible for contacting and  making arrangements with each skipper and to seek skippers’ agreement to join their vessel for this event prior to registration. We advise making use of crew match Facebook group.

    If attending by land please advise so that we can make separate arrangements with you.

    If there are any questions please feel free to get in touch with Yuksel or the organising committee.


    • 25 Jun 2022
    • 26 Jun 2022
    • TBC
    Register

    First in a series of Anchoring events to avoid the crowds and enjoy the stunning scenery and tranquillity of the Solent anchorages.

    Locations will be subject to change according to weather conditions.

    THE PLAN: 

    Saturday 25th June Home ports to anchorage.  Likely Newtown Creek.  BBQ on the beach in the evening. 

    Sunday 26th June Head for home ports.

    Notes for Skippers

    HW Portsmouth: Saturday 09:43, Sunday 10:35

    GETTING HELP TO JOIN US

    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.

    WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
    1. Register your attendance via the S&CA website by  Friday 17th June

    2. Visit the Facebook CrewMatch page for crewing opportunities.  Note that CrewMatch must only be used in accordance with any Covid restrictions or guidelines in force at the time of the event

    3. You can bring along friends, but remember to ‘add guest’ at the point of your registration 

    Your host for this event will be Phil Partington

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

    • 15 Jul 2022
    • 17 Jul 2022
    • Cowes, Ryde

    Following a 2yr postponement, The Isle of Wight is once again hosting a Pride Parade and beach party in Ryde.   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 another big splash.

    Things you need to do:

    1. Register your attendance and order your free t-shirt

    2. Register your guests/crew for a free t shirt also

    4. If you have a boat, book yourself into Ryde Harbour or East Cowes Marina (mention S&CA to be near other members)

    5. Show up and have fun

    Friday 15th July - Arrive East Cowes Marina or Ryde Harbour.

    BBQ area reserved for our exclusive use at East Cowes.

    (Shepperd’s Wharf and Cowes Yacht Haven would also work and are a walk or water taxi ride from East Cowes Marina.)

    However, We will have up to 10 berths reserved at East Cowes Marina.

    All Marinas are a bus ride away from Ryde.

    Saturday 16th July - Meet 10.00am

    Isle of Wight Pride Parade and Party

    Join us in celebrating LGBT+ Pride on the Isle of Wight. The amazing atmosphere and welcome from the crowd as we parade through Ryde Town is not to be missed. Enjoy the party feel as the entire town turns LGBT+ with many dedicated bars and Pride party arena.

    Dress code: Navy shorts and deck shoes or trainers.

    Free t-shirts and rainbow striped hat will be provided.

    More details will follow, but here is the basic plan:

    10:00-11:00 - Assemble at Ryde School, Queen Road, PO33 3BE

    12:00- Parade moves off

    14:00onwards- Beach Party

    Sunday 18th July

    Sail to home ports

    Information for Skippers:

    Skippers planning to attend this event are responsible for contacting marinas/harbours to book and pay in advance for their berth.

    The preferred berthing locations are:

    *East Cowes Marina

    *Ryde Harbour - dries out

    TO NOTE

    Host - Elaine Spear

    Wightlink ferries website = www.wightlink.co.uk

    Red Funnel ferries website - www.redfunnel.co.uk

    HW Portsmouth: Friday 13:29, Saturday 14:25, Sunday 15:34

    GETTING HELP TO JOIN US

    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 Thursday 7th July

    2. Visit the Facebook CrewMatch page for crewing opportunities.  Note that CrewMatch must only be used in accordance with any Covid restrictions or guidelines in force at the time of the event.

    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 

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    COVID NOTE

    The Committee intends that club events will go ahead wherever possible in 2022, 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.

    ANYONE EXPERIENCING COVID SYMPTOMS MUST NOT ATTEND

    • 22 Jul 2022
    • 7 Aug 2022
    • The West
    Register

    An open invite to join a flexible Cruise in Company over approximately two weeks around the West Country rivers.

    The third year of this informal club event.  There will be a core 'official' itinerary, with loosely planned dates and destinations, but it is also intended that others may join for parts of the trip, according to their availability, or as part of their own holiday cruising plans.

    Registering for this event is an expression of interest to join all or part of a westward cruise.  We will set up a Whatsapp group to coordinate plans between crews.

    THE PLAN

    We are intending to make our way to the furthest Western point at the start of the trip, and then to make stops on a leisurely journey back East.

    Provisional Core Itinerary

    22nd July Yarmouth IoW

    23rd July Dartmouth (unless weather is good for a stop at Lulworth Cove)

    24th July Newlyn / St Michael's Bay

    Return Journey Destinations:

    Falmouth / Helford Estuaries

    Mevagissey

    Fowey

    Looe

    Plymouth

    Salcombe

    Brixham / Torquay

    Portland / Lulworth

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    COVID NOTE

    The Committee intends that club events will go ahead wherever possible in 2022, 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.

    ANYONE EXPERIENCING COVID SYMPTOMS MUST NOT ATTEND

    GETTING HELP TO JOIN US

    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 arrange to meet up with crews at the various locations.

    WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
    1. Register your attendance via the S&CA website by Friday 15th July

    2. Visit the Facebook CrewMatch page for all crewing opportunities

    3. 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.

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


    • 27 Aug 2022
    • 29 Aug 2022
    • Littlehampton

    Our first return visit to Littlehampton since the Lady GaGa Treasure Hunt.  Rally availability in the Solent is already short for 2022, but this is a great opportunity to head for somewhere a little different for the August Bank Holiday weekend.


    We have made a berthing reservation for the two nights of 27th and 28th August.  Option to join for one or both nights on registration.


    THE PLAN

    Saturday 27th August

    Head to Littlehampton for arrival around lunchtime. 

    Sunday 28th August


    Shore based activities TBC.


    Monday 29th August 

    Return to Home ports

    Information for skippers:

    Berthing and harbour dues must be paid for individually by skippers either by calling the harbour office in advance, or on arrival.  The club will confirm final vessel details with the office one week before the event when registration closes.  Please state that you are with the S&CA Rally, and a 10% rally discount is offered.

    Harbour Office: 01903 721 215

    VHF CH 71

    HW Portsmouth Saturday 12:43,  Sunday 13:16,  Monday 13:49

    Note that there is a sand bar restricting entry to the harbour to around 2 hours either side of high water.  There can also be commercial shipping movements in and out of the harbour.  Please check pilotage information.

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    The Committee intends that club events will go ahead wherever possible in 2022, and the planned events are not intended to be cancelled unless they are clearly prohibited by government restrictions.

    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.

    Individual participants must also comply with relevant guidance or regulations such as socially distancing and maximum group sizes during any mixing of crew groups.

    All attendees must be registered for track and trace purposes.

    ANYONE EXPERIENCING COVID SYMPTOMS MUST NOT ATTEND

    GETTING HELP TO JOIN US

    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 19th August

    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.

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


    • 3 Sep 2022
    • 4 Sep 2022
    • Yarmouth IoW

    The ever popular Yarmouth beach BBQ is usually one of the best attended events of the season.  Again later than usual this year,  as Yarmouth no longer take rally bookings in the peak season.  Crews will muster at Yarmouth Harbour on the Saturday afternoon where berths have been reserved.

    Land based participants are welcome to join the group anytime from Saturday afternoon.

    Saturday 3rd September

    Crews will make their way to Yarmouth.  Early evening drinks on the pontoons and we will then make our way to the usual spot on the beach for the evening BBQ.

    The party on the beach usually goes on late into the night around a bonfire.

    Bring your own BBQ, utensils,  drinks and food.

    Sunday 4th September

    An early start for those capable of stirring for a walk along the old railway line towards the needles. 

    Head for home ports.  Most of us heading East will want a slightly late departure to catch the favourable tide.

    Skippers' Notes

    HW Portsmouth 17:00 on Saturday 3rd and 18:07 Sunday 4th

    Advance payment for berthing is not required, but you must pay on arrival or prior to departure.

    Call the Berthing Masters on VHF CH 68 on Approach.  They will advise when you can enter the harbour subject to ferry movements and provide berthing instructions.  Please state that you are with the S&CA Rally and ask to be berthed together with the group.

    We will be rafted on the linear pontoon, but previous experiences at Yarmouth is that even for rallies they operate a degree of first come first served policy and have sometimes mingled us with other rallies or general visitors.

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    COVID NOTE

    The Committee intends that club events will go ahead wherever possible in 2022, 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.

    ANYONE EXPERIENCING COVID SYMPTOMS MUST NOT ATTEND

    GETTING HELP TO JOIN US

    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 19th August

    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. 

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



    • 3 Sep 2022
    • 10 Sep 2022
    • Start point - San Antonio, Ibiza
    Register

    Thank you to all those who responded to the Balearics Bonanza expression of interest. An encouraging almost thirty respondees. Now to make the interest a reality.

    In September 2019, several members from the Club explored the bays and beaches of Ibiza. Building on the success of that flotilla and with Covid travel restrictions now having eased, the club is keen to repeat the week's flotilla in September 2022.

    Ibiza has a reputation as being the party island, with thousands flocking there each year for hot days on the pristine beaches and hotter nights clubbing at the mega-venues, with world class DJ's flying in each week all summer. But there is another, more tranquil side to the island (and it's smaller neighbour, Formentera) if you know where to go and when. The 'White Island' boasts so many hidden exceptional sand beaches, away from the hustle and bustle of tourist hotspots, that can only be accessed almost exclusively by boat.

    Early September is the absolute ideal time to visit. The mass tourists have started to migrate north again. But after a summer of heating, the seas are at their warmest for swimming, the island's atmosphere is still in full swing and, best of all, flight and yacht charter availability/prices in September should be more favourable too.

    The sailing is not challenging. There is no set itinerary; in 2019 the skippers consulted each morning on where to move to that day. The water is deep all round the islands and navigation is primarily 'line of sight'. All short hop navigation, with late afternoon and evenings taking in the world famous Ibiza sunsets, whilst enjoying an iced mojito or iced tea, as you prefer. The nights should all be at anchor or on a mooring buoy, only turning to a port if the conditions dictate this as absolutely necessary.

    Feel free to contact me direct if you want any more detailed information at this stage. I am already in contact with those who kindly completed the previous expression of interest, but I would ask those who responded to the EOI, to register their intent to participate again through this event.

    I very much look forward to you welcoming you to Ibiza, Baby.

    Lionel

    RC, Mediterranean

    • 24 Sep 2022
    • 25 Sep 2022
    • Buckler's Hard

    Image result for free to use image of Buckler's hardThis year's visit to the stunning Buckler's Hard marina is a standard weekend event with a tour of the attractions at Buckler's Hard Village and an evening BBQ at the boatyard.


    Please note the booking requirements at Buckler's Hard below

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    THE PLAN

    Saturday 24th September

    Home ports to Buckler's Hard, where we have reserved berths for 15 boats.  It will be beneficial to aim to arrive as early as possible as the tide is falling in the afternoon.  Early arrival also means that we will have time for a tour of Buckler's Hard Village including: Visit to Maritime Museum, Shipwright's Cottage, Apple Orchard and St Mary's Chapel.

    Tickets for the Maritime Museum are best purchased individually in advance, but may also be available online on the day.

    In the evening, the marina BBQ area and Marquee has been reserved for our private use. 

    Sunday 25th September

    Head for home ports

    BERTHIG ARRANGEMENTS FOR SKIPPERS

    Skippers need to call the Beaulieu River Harbour office in advance to book pay for their berthing and secure the booking at least 2 weeks in advance (the website suggests at least 7 days, but the club needs to confirm details of confirmed bookings with them two weeks before).  Failure to book ahead in sufficient time could mean that there is no availability.  Please ask to be booked in under the Sailing and Cruising Association rally.

    Beaulieu River Harbour Office Tel 01590 616200

    HW Portsmouth 11:40 Saturday and 12:12 Sunday

    Check the Beaulieu River website for the local tide times and depths at river estuary.

    'Beaulieu River Radio' VHF CH 68

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    COVID NOTE

    The Committee intends that club events will go ahead wherever possible in 2022, 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.

    ANYONE EXPERIENCING COVID SYMPTOMS MUST NOT ATTEND

    GETTING HELP TO JOIN US

    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 9th September

    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.

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


    • 8 Oct 2022
    • 9 Oct 2022
    • Marchwood Yacht Club
    Registration is closed

    Marchwood is one of my favourite destinations, and we always get a warm welcome from the club officials.

    'Two Boots' means bring your sailing boots and your walking boots, for a pre-dinner walk along the shoreline to Eling Tide Mill basin on Saturday.

    Note that the berthing rates at Marchwood are very reasonable (2021 £15 per vessel), but there is no shore power on the pontoons. 

    Saturday 14th August

    Meet at the Marchwood walk ashore pontoons at the top of Southampton Water by early to mid afternoon.

    For those arriving in time, we will plan to take a walk along the waterside from around 2pm and returning by around 5.  (This time we will turn right when the path forks!!)

    We will be able to use the club bar facilities with a either a catered meal option or an Indian takeaway.

    Sunday 15th August

    Head for home ports. 


    Information for Skippers

    On this occasion there will be no need to book and pre-pay your own berth, MYC have taken a group booking and we will each pay before departure.

    There is no need to call the berthing master by VHF, visitors berths are labelled.  Smaller and shallow draft vessels please use the inner berthing spaces.

    HW Portsmouth 11:18 on Saturday 8th, 11:56 Sunday 9th

    MYC Contact Phone: 02380 666141

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    COVID NOTE

    The Committee intends that club events will go ahead wherever possible in 2022, 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.

    ANYONE EXPERIENCING COVID SYMPTOMS MUST NOT ATTEND

    GETTING HELP TO JOIN US

    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 30th September

    2. Visit the Facebook CrewMatch page for all crewing opportunities

    3. Upon approach, skippers may 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.

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


    • 29 Oct 2022
    • 30 Oct 2022
    • Bembridge


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    A popular venue for club rallies, we will look to have an afternoon activity (perhaps a splash with Sups and kayaks) in the summer sun! 

    It will be Spring Tides with HW Bembridge 13:36 Sat and 14:25 Sun. 

    Berthing has been arranged at the friendly and popular Duver Marina.  We will gather on the pontoons on Saturday afternoon, with dinner likely to be at the Brading Sailing Club, who have looked after us in the past.

    Set menu price £tbc per head

    Participants will need to pay for the meal upon registration.  Drinks at the bar and after dinner tea and coffee will be available and paid for individually at the venue.

    Land based participants are welcome to join us on-board on Saturday afternoon and for the evening meal.

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    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 xx July

    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 

    Note
    You host will be Chris Wood. Any questions, please contact him directly. 

    • 26 Nov 2022
    • 18:00 - 23:00
    • Champagne Charlies, London
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    Register

    We are pleased to announce the return of S&CA Laying Up Supper for our Ruby+2 celebration and the all-important S&CA Awards!  Champagne Charlies is a lovely bar and restaurant nestled in the arches under Charing Cross. The restaurant can seat 100 so, with a strict capacity limit, we’re asking for a £10 to secure your spot.  We will finalise the menu options and request payment of the balance in the autumn.

    Tickets will be £65.  This includes a three-course meal (set menu with three choices including a vegetarian option) and half a bottle of house wine.  The bar will be open from 6 pm and we’ll sit for dinner at 7:30. Champagne Charlies closes at 11 pm; this gives ample time to catch the last trains & tubes for those bound for their own bed, and for a perfect location for those in search of a discotheque.

Past events

14 May 2022 South Coast - Mid May Spring Rally
10 May 2022 London Social May 2022
30 Apr 2022 South Coast - Early May 'Mayday' Bank Holiday
15 Apr 2022 East Coast - Easter at Burnham
15 Apr 2022 New Members Training - Sail & Learn
15 Apr 2022 South Coast - Easter Rally 2022
12 Apr 2022 London Social April 2022
3 Apr 2022 The 2022 Fitting Out Lunch & AGM
8 Mar 2022 London Social March 2022
16 Feb 2022 New Members Virtual Induction @ The Bovill Arms
8 Feb 2022 London Social February 2022
14 Dec 2021 London Christmas Social 2021
9 Nov 2021 London - November 2021 Social
29 Oct 2021 South Coast - End of Season Race, Rally and Dinner incorporating the Club's Annual Awards
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
14 Apr 2021 The Bovill Arms 14 April 2021 - the MAY DAY Shakedown
11 Apr 2021 The 2021 Virtual AGM
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
7 Sep 2019 CHICHESTER at ANCHOR
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
13 Jul 2019 YARMOUTH BEACH BBQ
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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