The ECA August Bank Holiday Rally to Swanwick Marina

29-31 August 2015

Tides for Portsmouth (approx. BST)
Saturday 29/08/15 HW: 11:47 Height: 4.81 m
Monday 31/08/15 HW. 13:12 Height: 5.07 m
The above predicted tidal data is given for convenience only, please verify information yourselves.

We thought it time to check out the River Hamble as we haven’t rallied here in a while. Known for its amazing array of boats, boats and yet more boats, the River still has some interesting spots like the Jolly Sailor at Bursledon (the bar of which is, unsurprisingly, the birthplace of the Old Gaffer’s Association), the Elephant Boatyard where said old gaffers have oft kippered themselves at a massive oil drum barbeque and the Chandlery Barge where you can fill your lockers with all manner of Stuff which may come in useful.
We have booked berths at the Marina from Saturday to Monday. As it’s a long weekend we thought we might welcome ECA members to a slightly extended drinks party from 6:30. We shall offer what Charles has termed ‘mega snacks’ and we should have the opportunity to relax after our Solent trip rather than staggering off to a meal. Contributions to this party will be gratefully received.
We have provisionally booked an early Sunday Lunch at the nearby pub ‘The Navigator’, which will give us the chance to have a leisurely breakfast, a little light exploring or a welcome lie-in. We can convene for a little more socialising in the evening, perhaps in the on-site bar, if we can face it.

Please express an interest in this event via the form below so we can finalise boat and crew numbers and devise ‘Mega Snacks’.

To register an interest in this event please complete the details below and press Submit.




Swanwick Tel 01489 884 081 VHF Channel 80

Nicky Harrison
Witch Hazel

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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