ECA May Bank Holiday Rally to Bembridge.
This is an opportunity to spend an extended weekend with fellow cruisers in the beautiful Bembridge harbour and enjoy a Saturday evening meal at the local Brading Haven Sailing Club.
Please register your interest for the ECA Rally to Bembridge taking place over the weekend Saturday 27th May to Monday 29th May via the form below.
Please return menu choices by Friday 19th May
Itinerary for the weekend rally:
Could anyone wishing to make the passage to Bembridge on the Friday afternoon please make their own Bembridge Harbour booking for Friday night.
Sail across to Bembridge where rally berths will be reserved.
Drinks and Nibbles will be provided by Carina at 1800 on the Saturday evening followed by a meal hosted by the Brading Haven Yacht Club at 1930.
Please make your menu choice via the form below.
If you would like a water taxi to/from Duver pontoon to BHYC for the meal please indicate this via the form below.
Maybe a walk along the beach to Bembridge Lifeboat Station and lunch in one of the cafe/hostelries in Bembridge village.
We have the BBQ and marquee booked at Bembridge Marina for the Sunday evening.
Please bring along your own preferred BBQ food and drink.
There may be a small per person charge to cover the BBQ and Marquee hire.
Return to home port.
Tides times for the return trip are very civilised allowing for a lazy breakfast and morning stroll..
Access to the harbour is restricted to ±3hrs for craft with a draft of 1.5m.
Real time depth information for Bembridge approaches can be found on their website: http://www.bembridgeharbour.co.uk/
Call Bembridge Harbour on Ch 80 for berthing instructions as you come through the entrance.
Friday 26th May (For anyone wanting an early arrival)
HW Portsmouth 1220 BST (4.9)
HW ECA 1247 BST (4.9)
HW Bembridge 1233 BST (3.5 in the harbour)
Saturday 27th May (Springs)
HW Portsmouth 1309 BST (4.9)
HW ECA 1336 BST (5.0)
HW Bembridge 1324 BST (3.5 in the harbour)
Monday 29th May
HW Portsmouth 1502 BST (4.8)
HW ECA 1519 BST (4.7)
HW Bembridge 1514 BST (3.4 in the harbour)
Tide heights for Bembridge approaches are approximately +0.1m on HW Portsmouth.
For further information visit http://www.bembridgeharbour.co.uk/
Harbour Office Tel. 01983 872828
OOD John Strickland
Vancouver 28 ‘Carina’
Mob 07870 788882
For inter-boat comms use VHF Ch16/72