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The EMSWORTH CRUISING ASSOCIATION was formed in 1966 by a group of boat owners based in Emsworth Yacht Harbour.   Although the membership has increased and is now much more widely spread, Emsworth in Chichester Harbour is still our focal point.

Our objective is to promote and facilitate cruising in boats.  We do this by setting a programme of rallies and events each year in which sailing yachts and motorboats can participate in a mutually supportive way.  We are a family inclusive club that encourages the newcomer to cruising to enjoy their sailing safely and most of all to make it fun.

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What's on
  • Bank Holiday Hythe Rally All, just a reminder of the Hythe Rally coming up this bank holiday weekend. Details on the Programme page of the website. So far we have 3 boats attending. I need to firm up numbers by the end of this weekend so if you are coming let me know asap by regi...
  • ECA 50th Anniversary Celebration and July What's on Dear ECA Member, The next ECA event is the 50th Anniversary Celebration to be held in the EYH marquee in the evening following the EYH summer Party.  Full details are below: We look forward to seeing you all at an event soon ... July 9 E...
  • ECA May What's on Dear ECA Member, The next event will be the ChiRaid which apparently is a "SHORT VOYAGE IN GOOD COMPANY UNDER SAIL OR OAR, USING BOATS OF APPROX. 3M TO 8M IN LENGTH." This will call in on the best parts of the eastern part of the harbour, including ...
  • ECA March What's on Dear ECA Member, After a very successful At Home event and Fitting out Supper the weather seems to be finally warming up in time for the Easter Rally. Please register for this event via the link below The following event is a joint EYH and ECA  rall...
  • ECA February What's on Dear ECA Member, After a very good Commodore's Supper and the first rally of the season the New Year is now in full swing. The next event is the ECA At Home this Saturday followed by the Fitting Out Supper Race Night in March.  Full details are avai...
Rally
  • August Bank Holiday Rally to Hythe – August Sat 27th to Mon 29th Apologies if you have already received this posting but I am reposting as many did not receive this. Hi all, notification of the Hythe Rally as I need to firm up boat numbers as soon as possible as there are limited spaces at Hythe. If you could regist...
  • August Bank Holiday Rally to Hythe – August Sat 27th to Mon 29th Hi all, notification of the Hythe Rally as I need to firm up boat numbers as soon as possible as there are limited spaces at Hythe. If you could register your interest as soon as possible please. OOD: Neil Fuller (Koto) Tides (From VisitMyHarbour.co...
  • Dance on the Duver, Summer, and Hythe Rallies All, Just a reminder that the Dance on the Duver is in a weeks time. I currently know of two boats going from ECA. I think tickets were still available the last time I looked so why not come and join us. Also, the Summer cruise to St Malo and The Ra...
  • Boat Show Rally to Shepards Wharf, Cowes, 16th/18th Sept 2016 Friday 16th September HW Portsmouth BST 11.50 (4.8m) It’s a reasonable 10.00 am start time from EYH with a favourable fairly strong tide to Cowes where some of us will meet on Friday.   Please call Shepard’s Wharf on VHF channel 80 (or try Ch 69 or phone...
  • Shepard’s Wharf Cowes for Yarmouth Old Gaffers Rally Shepard’s Wharf Cowes for Yarmouth Old Gaffers Rally Friday 3nd  June - Sunday 5th June Every year the Old Gaffers meet in Yarmouth to celebrate traditional boats, drink beer and appraise each others’ bowsprits. This year the Town has opted o...
Event
  • ECA 50th Anniversary Celebration and July What's on Dear ECA Member, The next ECA event is the 50th Anniversary Celebration to be held in the EYH marquee in the evening following the EYH summer Party.  Full details are below: We look forward to seeing you all at an event soon ... July 9 E...
  • Trip on Oyster Boat Terror 10 July 2016 Trip on Oyster Boat Terror - last few places available! Sunday 10 July 2016 We are offering a great opportunity to take a trip on the last of JD Foster’s Oyster Fleet Terror and explore the Emsworth Channel and its picturesque creeks. Built in 189...
  • A Man of No Importance. Some members have been kind enough to show an interest in Sheila's latest theatrical venture and have asked for details so that they can book some tickets. So....... Musical play - A Man of No Importance Venue - The Spring, 56 East St Havant PO9 1BS...
  • ChiRaid trip on Oyster Boat Terror ChiRaid trip on Oyster Boat Terror Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May 2016 We are offering a great opportunity to take a trip on the last of JD Foster’s Oyster Fleet Terror, at the generously discounted price of £20.00 per person per day. Built in 1890 and r...
  • Chi Raid General: The ChiRaid event will call in on the best parts of the eastern part of the harbour, including East Head and Thorney Channel (if possible), Itchenor, Bosham and Dell Quay. The routes will be assisted by the tidal streams where practical. ...
Member Cruise
  • Elwing 2016 Pt 6 I've been here before. 15/8 Lesconil -> Audierne Weather as before. Rocks as before. Re-tried a restaurant I'd been to before. 1st Menu choice was 'off', so was the 2nd, & the 3rd. Should have taken the warning: what wasn't 'off' was also off!...
  • Elwing 2016 Pt 5 Back to soundings! 8/8 St Gilles sur Vie -> L'Herbaudière Started a bit late here and the wind was on the nose again plus the tide didn't want to help either. Squeezed round the rocks as tight as I dared and into port at 19:10. 9/8 L'Herbaudiè...
  • Elwing 2016 Pt 4 There, & back again 1/8 Sables d'Olonne -> La Rochelle More sun, with wind in the pm. On down the coast, inside Île de Ré and under the bridge (easy clearance but the water is a bit lumpy). La Rochelle has the iconic 2 towers entrance but no...
  • Elwing 2016 Pt 3 South & Souther 23/7 Audierne -> Lesconil As usual, in Biscay, the winds are generally fresh on-shore in the afternoon. Last time I was here, it was fresh in the morning & strong to uncomfortable in the afternoon. This time, it seems to be...
  • Elwing 2016 Pt 2 C.I. -> South 16/7 St Peter Port -> Treguier Wind V 1-3 (mostly 1). Motored in fine warm but calm conditions. Looking back there was a heavy fog bank over Guernsey but no problem going South. Getting a bit bored with the 06:00 starts, I might h...

 

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