ECA Early May Bank Holiday Rally to Island Yacht Harbour

The motorboat group are planning a May Bank Holiday trip to Island Yacht Harbour on the Medina. The following has been put together for vessels with a draft requirement of about 1m and a speed capability of 15 to 20 knots. If you are outside these parameters please ensure that you check if you can make the journey on one tide and adjust your plans accordingly.
Passage planning information
HW Chichester Entrance 11:30 BST 4.9m
4ft+ on EYH cill 09:30 BST approx.
HW Cowes 12:06 BST 4.2m
2m in IYH approach channel 09:30 until 14:20 BST
Monday 07 May
HW Cowes 13:40 BST 4.3m
2m in IYH approach channel 11:10 until 16:15 BST
HW Chichester Entrance 13:05 BST 4.9m
4ft+ on EYH cill 1050 until 15:20 BST approx.
Note: Data related to IYH supplied by IYH harbourmaster.
To make the most of the weekend we will aim to leave EYH by 10:00, boats coming from Northney please meet at Emsworth Cardinal at the start of the Emsworth channel at 10:15. We will then travel in company to Cowes, cruising speed 15 to 20 knots where permitted. Arriving at IYH around HW should give entry on free flow in to the marina.
Saturday afternoon will be a games afternoon, Paul from Free Spirit will be organising Boule, Rounders etc. Drinks and prize giving on Tamarisk at 18:00. For those that wish there will them be Dinner and Dancing on the Tables at the Folly, we have booked a table for 20 next to the music for 20:00 so a fun time should be had by all, please confirm ASAP if you wish to participate so that we can increase numbers if need be.
A gentle start on Sunday to allow recovery from injuries sustained falling off tables. We will then take advantage of the tide to have a dinghy flotilla up to Newport for a lunchtime drink, and for those that want to, to purchase food for a Sunday evening BBQ at the marina. Please bring a disposable BBQ if you wish to join in.
On Monday depart at leisure to head back to Chichester harbour, possibly dropping the hook somewhere on the way for lunch, before returning to home marinas.
We have booked 10 berths at IYH but do not anticipate any problems increasing the booking if need be. As it is a bank holiday increasing the numbers at the Folly Inn will be more difficult so the sooner you can let me know if you want dinner on the Saturday the more chance we have of getting the number of seats we want.
  Andrew Lane, ‘Tamarisk’
VHF Ch 16/77


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 22th April.
For urgency, use the 'SUBMIT' button below or e-mail or phone (mob: 07836 299 003, home: 01380 812 512) or print this form and post to:-
Andrew Lane, whose address is in the Year Book.

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