BoatShow Rally to Shepards Wharf 14th/16th Sept 2012

Friday 14 September HW Portsmouth BST 10:55 (4.5m)
It’s a reasonable 9am start time from EYH with a favourable tide to Cowes where some of us will meet on Friday. Shepard’s Wharf is expecting us from midday onwards. Please call Shepard’s Wharf on VHF channel 80 (or if no response try 69) for berthing instructions or look out for Badgie Two since they normally try to put us all together. There will be informal hospitality on board Badgie Two from 17:30 when people can decide whether to eat communally and, if so, where. There is a wide variety of eating and drinking places in Cowes at prices and tastes to suit all pockets and palates.
Saturday 15 September HW Portsmouth BST 11:34 (4.7m)
A choice of instructions here; those who arrived on Friday may take the Red Jet ferry to Southampton where the Boat Show will be on, very close to the ferry terminal. Red Jet do a combined crossing and Show entrance ticket which saves a ‘few bob’.
For those who only take the week-end, this can be treated as an ordinary Saturday-Sunday out-and-back rally with just the one night stop in Cowes. The usual drinks party will be held on Badgie Two at 18:00. Please bring a bottle and some nibbles if possible, and be prepared to show off whatever you bought at the Show or just the brochures if that's all you came away with. The last couple of years we have eaten in the Island Sailing Club and we may be able to book that again this year if the majority wish to do so. Perhaps you would let me know your preference when registering interest in attending the rally and if enough are interested I will try to book us a table. Telephone me on 01329 823962 or email Otherwise, further eating and drinking as for Friday.
Sunday 16 September HW Portsmouth BST 12:13 (4.8m)
It should be an easy ride back to Emsworth aiming to be at the Chi bar between 11:00 BST and Noon to avoid the onset of the adverse tidal stream in the Solent, suggesting a departure at about 09:00 BST.
VHF Channel 16/08 while on board and awake. My MMSI is 235035554 and my mobile number is 07572 430 145.
Look forward to seeing you! Derek Ellinor, ‘Badgie Two’


Participating skippers are reminded that all ECA rallies and events are carried out under Rule 22 of the Emsworth Cruising Association Rules as published in the Emsworth Cruising Association Yearbook. Participation in an ECA rally or event is taken as acknowledgement and understanding of this rule.

This event is for members and their crews only.
Applications by 8th September if you are thinking of coming so we can book catering. Late comers welcome but no guarantee of a place at table!
For urgency, use the 'SUBMIT' button below or phone or e-mail as above or print this form and post to:-
Derek Ellinor, whose address is in the Year Book.

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