15TH, 16TH, AND 17TH AUGUST 2014
The annual Isle of Wight Garlic Festival takes place on the 16th and 17th of August. The venue is a short taxi or bus ride from Bembridge harbour so this is a rally to Bembridge but with the objective of spending all day Saturday at the festival. The festival has food, drink, music and loads of garlic, it also looks great for kids, and dogs are welcome as well.
Unfortunately the tide is not favourable for going on Saturday so we will have to go Friday and make a long weekend of it.
The outline plan is as follows
Take afternoon tide over to Bembridge
BBQ at the marina, Brading Haven Sailing Club have a disco on so are unable to feed us, the Marina have BBQ and seating but now charge £30 hire fee for its use so we will see how many boats there are and decide whether to use it or use disposables on the hard.
Drinks and nibbles either on Tamarisk or on hard at BBQ area depending on what we do
The festival runs from10am to 6pm , We can use the no.8 bus which runs every hour and will cost £3.50 single for those of us still young enough to have to pay. A shared taxi may be a better alternative but we can decide on the day.
Entry to the festival is £9.50 with a concession rate of £8.50. Tickets are pay on the gate.
The headline music act is Kiki Dee but there are many other things going on as well so I think the day will be filled fairly easily. See the web site above for more info.
A late afternoon H.W. so there should be time for a lunchtime stroll to the Crab and Lobster for a quick pint of Fuggle-Dee-Dum before returning to EYH.
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The boating bits
|Friday 15th||Saturday 16th||Sunday 17th|
HW Chichester Harbour Entrance
|15.45 4.88m||16.33 4.58m||17.26 4.29m|
|4ft on EYH Cill||13.30 to 17.45||14.30 to 18.35||15.35 to 19.16|
|HW Bembridge||16.00 3.43m||16.45 3.16m||17.37 2.89m|
|1.5m in BembridgeChannel||To 19.00 approx||From 15.00 approx.|
All times are BST and approximate.
Please check you have enough water to enter Bembridge, if in doubt check the tide gauge just north of St Helens Fort when you arrive. To be on the safe side on an average tide I normally work on 3 hours before to 2 hours after HW
Call Bembridge marina when you enter the harbour on Ch 80 and they will give you berthing instructions. Please let them know you are with the ECA rally.
OOD Andrew Lane
10 Church St
Tel 01380 812512
Mob 07836 299003
VHF Call TAMARISK on Ch16/77
Liability:- 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 acknowledgment and understanding of this rule