The ECA 23rd January 2016 Frostbite & Shivering Rally

Hw Dover 23/01/1610.25 6.5m & 22.51 6.6m Portsmouth HW +0.24 min

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In a daring break from tradition, in a desperate attempt by your windswept Commodore and rainsoaked  OoD to ‘weatherproof’ this Rally and avoid the traditional frostbitten fingers, we are foregoing the Gosport Fleshpots this coming 23rd January 2016.

Instead, we can avoid crossing the Bar, extra berthing fees, hunting for shore power, finding the target Marina bar closed for the winter, before beating back in the teeth of an icy Easterly Gale by a cunning Plan.


1) We leave EYH as soon as we each can on the Saturday 23/01/2016 morning tide window (according to draught), and according to wind direction, sail towards HISC or the Hayling Island causeway for an hour or until we run out of water, or lose our nerve about the remaining depth on the EYH sill!

2) We sail back to EYH to thaw out on Tringa with hot drinks and nibbles before a nap and going to the pre booked Sussex Brewery Rabbie Burns Nicht in the evening.

3) By around 11.00hrs Sunday, those post Burns whiskey hangovers will be fully developed, and Tringa II will host a cholesterol raising fry up brunch. This will polish off any hangover sufferers humanely.

In the event of F6 and above on the Saturday, some boat fettling, hot drinks and nibbles on Tringa II at say 12.00hrs, then after a little nap in pm, off to the Burns Nicht.

Our numbers at the Sussex Burns Night are limited. Please book in early via the form below, priority given of course to those hardy souls who declare their boat and crew numbers for the actual Rally, or who wish to crew on Tringa II.  ECA Crews from outside Chi Harbour  welcome-;

The following members are attending this event:

NameBoat Name
Graham and WendyRuahine
Dickl & Alice TyrrellTringa II of Hamble
Dickl & Alice TyrrellTringa II of Hamble
Tony BrowneElwing II
Dick & Alice TyrrellTringa II of Hamble
Andrew and Jennie 
NameBoat Name

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




Please contact the EYH Office direct for visitors berthing (Office hours 01243 377727)

Officer of the Day; Dick Tyrrell

Tringa II of Hamble Mobile 07939240289            e-mail

Contact VHF Channel 16 / 72

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.

The ECA draws the attention to skippers and crew attending, that full responsibility for sea worthiness of boats and the experience of crew attending, is given to, and at all times, is held by the skipper of the boat attending the rally, all information given in guidance should be checked before setting out.

It is a recommendation of the ECA and the RYA that full and working safety equipment is carried on board for the protection of crew as laid down in RYA guidelines. Third party insurance must be valid for the boat taking part.



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