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.
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