21st Year Celebration “MacGregor Muster”, 24-27 August 2012 (Bank Holiday), Harwich Harbour, coast, and rivers.
NB: Change of venue from the Brief published in issue 76 of the Magazine & at the AGM due to the large interest already registered in this Landmark Event.
Meet at the Haven Ports Yacht Club (HPYC) Lightship (LV87) in Suffolk Yacht Harbour (SYH) on the Friday of the Bank Holiday August 24th for a Pimms Reception & Dinner at 6.15. for 7 p.m.
The Reception will be on the Top Deck with the Dinner in the “Trinity Room” on the Lower Deck. We can accommodate up to around 70 people for this Function so Members that are within driving distance who may not be able to bring their boat for the full Event will be very welcome to come for the Reception & Dinner only & possibly stay in a B&B. Cost of the Dinner including the Reception is £21 (Drinks with the meal extra, to be purchased at the Bar before Dinner starts)
The weekend will also include some special surprises for the MOA's 21st year!
One of the beauties of the Orwell & Harwich Harbour is the choice it offers especially for Groups of mixed experience some of whom may prefer to stay on inland waters. Having said that, the proposed visit to Arthur Ransome's Secret Water, properly known as Walton Backwaters, is only 2 miles down the Coast across Harwich Bay & there will be plenty of other boats to reassure novices.
Land based options:
The Suffolk /Essex coast also offers many other Family Tourist Attractions & the Event could offer non sailing wives/partners & children opportunities to enjoy whilst still meeting up with the sailors in the family in the evening e.g. Walton on the Naze, the Suffolk Coast, Woodbridge & Sutton Hoo as well as Norfolk, “Nelson's County” & the Broads. Some Members are considering including the Event as part of a Family Holiday on the East Coast.
Organiser: Stephen Hinde, firstname.lastname@example.org (other contact info in the full brief below).
For full details please download the full Brief (see updated info in following post)
This is the menu for the Friday night - choices required in advance:
Booking form, please complete and return to Stephen Hinde (see updated info in following post)
Harwich tide tables: