Autumn Rally to Chichester Yacht Club

E.C.A. AUTUMN RALLY AT CHICHESTER YACHT CLUB

19-20 October  2013

Tides for Chichester Bar (approx.)

Saturday                     19 Oct 12        HW: 12:31 local time              Height: 5.0m

Sunday                        20 Oct 12        HW. 13:08 local time              Height: 5.0m

Chichester Marina Free Flow- approx. times

Saturday                     19 Oct 12        From 10:51 to 14:46   local times

Sunday                        20 Oct 12        From 11:28 to 15:23   local times

ECA Autumn Rally

As our glorious summer draws to a close and before we start thinking of Christmas and log fires, this is our opportunity for a weekend on the smooth waters of our beautiful Chichester Harbour!

So, on 19 October 2013,  instead of making a bee-line for the West Pole, why not explore the eastern part of Chichester Harbour and enjoy the beautiful sights of East Head, follow the “Roman Transit” to Chalkdock, and onwards to Cobnor Point, Itchenor Reach and Chichester Lake? We think this is a particularly picturesque part of the harbour!

In addition, for those of us berthed in Chichester the only bar we need to negotiate is the one dispensing drinks at CYC…!

With a lunch-time HW, we expect to berth at Chichester in the early afternoon giving us an opportunity for some exploration. We hope that some of you bold mariners will also be tempted to bring your boats, so that we can enjoy a discounted rally rate at this “Premier” venue (excuse the pun..). If you prefer to make the journey overland, you are also most welcome and there is plenty of nearby parking.

Please feel free to join us from 5.00-ish on our salty gaffer, Witch Hazel, for drinks prior to the meal at Chichester Yacht Club.

Hopefully, like previous years, the weather will be warm and dry enough to enjoy sundowners in our cockpit! If not, we can enjoy Witch Hazel’s cosy oil lamp-lit cabin.

We have booked dinner at our usual venue, Chichester Yacht Club, and the timings are:

18:30 hrs (or thereabouts) Gather at CYC bar.

19:00 hrs Start meal (ordering from the blackboard, with buzzing/flashing gizmos to inform us when our meals are ready).

Here’s hoping for a good turn-out this year! We hope you are able to come along!

IF YOU WISH TO JOIN US, PLEASE LET US KNOW BY 12 OCTOBER, AS WE NEED TO CONFIRM NUMBERS WITH THE CYC.

*Please let us know if you wish to bring your boat to Chi Marina so that we can provide details to the Marina – many thanks!

Charles and Nicky Harrison

Witch Hazel

Tel:                  01273 732 240

Mobile:                        07808 911 511

VHF                 Ch. 16 / 08  –  MMSI 235016343

e-mail              charles.harrison20@virginmedia.com

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.

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