Spring Bank Holiday Rally 29th To 31st May

Hi everyone, believe it or not this is the third time I have tried to update this page nearly 2 hrs typing and then lost the lot, so i will try again!
there are 8/9 boats trying to make this rally,several of us will leave Chichester Marina at 12 oclock Saturday maybe meeting up with several others on the way to Portsmouth, the others are from other destinations and we will all meet up at Hardway Sailing Club( on the portside of the Harbour on the way to Fareham)
sometime Saturday afternoon, some are getting there on Friday, so moor up on the pontoon and then obtain a electronic gate pass card from the clubhouse. Remember this pontoon will dry out as we are on springs, so remember to lift everything up. the mooring is £10 per day. I have still not recieved a menu but they are expecting up to 17 people for food which will probrably be everday stuff at reasonable prices.I propose for sunday that we leave reasonably early and make our way to Bembridge, possibly stopping at priory bay for a beach bbq ( bring a disposable one anyway) on the rising tide, and then enter Bembridge before the deepkeelers, we can dry out on the beach on the portside just inside the Harbour by the sailing club or try and get on the Duvar pontoons further in on starboardside, they do have a bbq area for hire but its probrably already booked weeks in advance due to the bank holiday.I think this make a good choice geographically for those going home on Monday.I have made some enquiries about a meal at the Braden Haven Yacht Club, but need to know asap so as to book anything. any queries questions ring me om my mobile. I also propose we use ch 6 vhf for this rally (I will be on dual watch)Looking forward to meeting you all, hope the weather is good and we all have a really nice time.

Ron and Gill Hall , DoRon.
contact nos 01403 790281 or 07768448809
email hall0rl@btinternet.com

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Re: SPRING BANK HOLIDAY RALLY 29TH TO 31ST MAY

Ron

Put us down as a "probable", depending on getting ourselves organized when we get back from Oz.

I've no preferences about itinerary as I don't know the area.

Mike and Bobbie
Hera

Re: SPRING BANK HOLIDAY RALLY 29TH TO 31ST MAY

Hi Ron
Restless is likely.
Didn't get chi' slip... £22 total incuding recovery & parking? Chi' harbour could be nice as long as the tides are at useful times from what I remember. Else Ryde - Newport is pretty cool too. :)

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Re: SPRING BANK HOLIDAY RALLY 29TH TO 31ST MAY

Hi, Im not sure of our plans but hope to get on as many rallies this yr as I can. Would probably sail up from Southampton. Bembridge can be a nice triangulation from Chichester and Portsmouth and they offer a gas BBQ on land for viitors to share. However berths can be a bit limited on busy weekends.
I havent yet been into Langstone so that would be interesting too.
Roly

Re: SPRING BANK HOLIDAY RALLY 29TH TO 31ST MAY

I think Rhyde is also worthy for a stop. beach bbq doable there though it is a drying out harbour. Thought Bembridge was a bit boring...

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; In practice, there is.

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Re: SPRING BANK HOLIDAY RALLY 29TH TO 31ST MAY

Hi Ron

I'd like to join this one. I'm on the IoW, so there's no point me trailing to the starting point. If it's Chichester I guess that's a full day trip just to get there!From my own point of view, it would be easier to start/end at say Portsmouth and head East, but that's just me!

My dates are flexible, I'm not limited to just the BH weekend. Keep me up to date on plans.

Cheers

Rick Jones (Treasurer) 1994 Mac 19 "White Lightning", Isle of Wight

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Re: SPRING BANK HOLIDAY RALLY 29TH TO 31ST MAY

Any more details on this one? It's only a month away now, so are the plans getting any more definite?

I hope it's still going ahead!

Rick Jones (Treasurer) 1994 Mac 19 "White Lightning", Isle of Wight

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Re: SPRING BANK HOLIDAY RALLY 29TH TO 31ST MAY

To everyone following this thread and interested in coming on the rally, please see the first post which has been updated with the latest details.

Please let Ron know if you are planning to attend, and whether you will be joining at Chichester or Portsmouth.

Thanks,

Rick Jones (Treasurer) 1994 Mac 19 "White Lightning", Isle of Wight

Re: SPRING BANK HOLIDAY RALLY 29TH TO 31ST MAY

Hi all
Restless is planning on sailing to hardway, probly arriving for friday night. Just got to tie up a the internals to make her habitable!
Look forward to seeing you all there.

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; In practice, there is.

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Re: SPRING BANK HOLIDAY RALLY 29TH TO 31ST MAY

To those following this thread, please note that Ron has updated the first message with latest details for the Rally.

Look forward to seeing you all on Saturday!

Rick Jones (Treasurer) 1994 Mac 19 "White Lightning", Isle of Wight

Re: SPRING BANK HOLIDAY RALLY 29TH TO 31ST MAY

Jon and Toni Dane on Danser plan to launch at Northney. Advantage is that route from Northney to Chichester harbour entrance is due south, so westerly wind is sailable. Route from Chichester is due west, so motoring.
Our son Karl plans to join us Sat AM, and go home Sun AM.

Re: SPRING BANK HOLIDAY RALLY 29TH TO 31ST MAY

Thank you very much for having me along to the 'all action' rally :D

Great company, great boats. Had a fantastic time and thank you for making me feel so welcome.

It was a pleasure to meet you all and look forward to meeting you again soon. Always available for crew if needed. Will get a Mac one day promise.

Here are some links for some photos. Lots of great pictures of the Macs sorry didn't take too many of you good laooking Mac owners.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=100000768084462&aid=8043

http://gallery.me.com/ajwidger/100093