Shakedown Rally to Port Solent Portsmouth 11-12th February 2012

Please note the Change of venue from haslar Marina, as per Rally Note with January 2012 Newsletter.
Saturday 11th February. HW Portsmouth 13:44 (4.8m)
Sunday 12th February. HW Portsmouth 14:32 (4.7m)
Emsworth Cruising Association prides itself on being one of the first clubs in the Solent to start the rally season, so far with the Frostbite Rally this year already under our belts, and our hardy winter cruisers already satiated with the Gosport Fleshpots, so they have suggested a change of destination.
So, instead of Haslar Marina, we are off to Port Solent, a location that allows a shortish sail to blow the cobwebs out of the sails for most, a long chug up Portsmouth harbour, followed by a wide choice of warm eating venues close to the Marina.
The Club has not Rallied there for quite some seasons, so it will be interesting to see how things have changed.
When transiting the Harbour, Skippers should be aware of QHM's requirements in Portsmouth LNTM's including 04/12 & 07/12 particularly.
Drinks and nibbles at about 5:00 pm on Tringa II.
We have a choice of dining venues around the marina complex, so I suggest those attending the Rally review the choices and decide on the night.
Please let me know as early as possible if you intend to come, as we will need to book in with the Marina.
Contacts Rally: VHF Channel 16 / 72
Mobile: 07939 240 289
Portsmouth VTS & QHM: VHF Channel 11
Port Solent Marina/Lock: VHF Channel 80 & Tel: 02392 210 765
I look forward to seeing you all,
Dick Tyrrell “Tringa II”


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.
The ECA draws to the attention of skippers and crew attending that full responsibility, for sea worthiness of boats and experience of crew attending, is held with the skipper of the boat sailing to the rally; all information given in guidance should be checked before setting out.
It is a recommendation of the ECA and the RYA that full and working safety equipment is carried on board for the protection of crew as laid down in RYA guidelines. Third party insurance must be valid for the boat taking part.

This event is for members and their crews only.
Applications by 5th February.
For urgency, use the 'SUBMIT' button below or phone or e-mail as above to Dick Tyrrell.

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