Cowes/Hythe Rally -26th-28th August (Bank Holiday Weekend)
Dear ECA member,
The Cowes/Hythe Rally details have now been finalised based on feedback received and the details for the rally are as per the below. If you wish to come along for part or all of it then please complete the form below (or email me, firstname.lastname@example.org if you have difficulties with the form). I will need final details no later than 2 weeks before the rally as I need to confirm boat numbers/details and meal choices where required. The earlier I know numbers the more chance we may be able to accommodate extra people/boats in needed, so, if you can let me know asap your intentions, the better.
Sat 26th August
HW EYH 15:30 BST 4.7m so leave around 13:00 onwards depending on draft. Aim to get to Cowes for ~18:00. If you are leaving from elsewhere with no access limitations then as and when you want.
I have booked 8 boats on the Folly Pontoon. Call Folly Launch on CH. 72 when you arrive to get final berthing instructions.
I have also booked in 16 covers to the Folly Inn for 20:00. We will sort out the Folly water taxi for pickup when there. For the Folly Inn order your meals from the bar when you arrive. There can be a bit of a queue so will be worth getting over there for 19:00 or so for drinks and queuing.
If you want to check out the menus in advance then they can be found at:
Sun 27th August
HW Southampton 15:06 BST 4.2m
For those wanting to see the start of the Cowes Classic Powerboat races leave Cowes at about 08:45 to go out and be in position for the races. Cowes-Torquay-Cowes starts at 09:30 and Cowes-Poole-Cowes starts at 09:45. Details on the race can be found at:
Once the racers have gone past take a leisurely sail up to Hythe (24h access) arriving early afternoon. (If you don’t fancy watching the race starts you can obviously leave later).
I have booked in 7 boats at Hythe Marina. Call Hythe Marina on CH 80 when you arrive to get berthing instructions. Access is 24 hours via lock and there is a waiting pontoon outside if needed.
Drinks and nibbles on Koto at 18:00.
I have booked in 16 covers to Seashells Restaurant in central Hythe meal for 20:00 (15-20 min walk to the restaurant. We will need to provide menu choices in advance. The menu can be found at:
Please put your choices on the booking form below.
Mon 28th August
HW EYH 17:00 BST 4.3m
Leave Hythe around 11:00-12:00 for a leisurely sail back to EYH for entry around HW.