Frostbite Rally 2015

       The ECA Frostbite Rally to Royal Clarence Marina Portsmouth

                                      10-11 January 2015

HW Portsmouth Saturday 10/01/2015;  02.06hrs 4.5m 14.09hrs 4.3m

HW Portsmouth  Sunday   11/01/2015; 02.40hrs 4.4m 14.45hrs 4.2m

Emsworth Cruising Association prides itself on being one of the first clubs in the Solent to start the rally season, so we begin 2015 with the Frostbite Rally.

This year we are off again to the exotic climes  (!?!?) of Gosport, a location that allows a short hop to blow the cobwebs out of the sails or engines for most, followed by a choice of warm eating and drinking venues.

Drinks and nibbles at 16:00-ish pm on Tringa II of Hamble.

Then we have a choice of eating venues for the rally, there are good Restaurants near the marina complexes and locally in Gosport High Street, but if you would like to confirm your tastes I will be happy to book a table at a Restaurant of you choice nearer the time when we have the numbers attending (it is a ‘Gossers’ Saturday night, after all).

I look forward to seeing all you hardy 365 boaters rosy cheeked and invigorated after a brisk windward  trip in  the smooth, ferry wake free waters of the Royal Clarence Marina.

For the really keen sailors among you, I hope to be out sailing for a few days before or after the Rally with some pals, if our wives allow us.  You are welcome to join up with us and sail in company, or fill any vacant berth on Tringa II

Dick Tyrrell

Tringa II of Hamble

Mobile 07939240289            e-mail AYBK59@dsl.pipex.com

Rally Contact VHF Channel 16 /08

Queens Harbour Master, Portsmouth; VHF Channel 11, NCIS VHF Channel 65

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