E.C.A. Trafalgar Night Dinner Rally to Chichester Marina

21-22  OCTOBER 2017

PLEASE LET US KNOW BY 13.00hrs Friday 13th(!) October  AS WE NEED TO CONFIRM NUMBERS WITH THE CYC and the Marina

SAT 21th OCTOBER Portsmouth HW. 12.56 BST  4.8 M

SUN 22th OCTOBER Portsmouth HW. 13.31 BST 4.7 M

The Chichester Marina Lock operates 24 hours a day, however predicted freeflow times

are;   Saturday 21st; 11.52-15.47hrs(HW 13.32hrs 5.30m),

Sunday 22nd 12.28-16.23hrs(14.08 hrs 5.20m).

Chi.Hbr. Weekly Navigation notes will advise any revisions.

It’s that time of year again – our last Rally of the 2017 programme, when you can tell stirring tales of your exploits through the summer in a convivial atmosphere. Those who attended, the ‘Chant de Marin’ at Paimpol, or tried to, will have stories to tell for sure.

Those attending by boat from EYH can get over the sill from about 10.56hrs on Saturday, depending on their draft, pushing the flood down to the Harbour entrance, then carrying the flood up past Itchenor.

On Sunday, a fairly leisurely start about 11.31hrs, to push the tide down to the Harbour entrance, before turning for EYH.

For those arriving by road, Chichester Yacht Club (CYC) is located at the west end of the ChichesterYachtBasin. Follow the A.286 south from the Chichester by-pass or the A259/Dell Quay junction short cut, and just after an ’S’ bend the signposted entrance to the Yacht Basin is on the right.  Follow the canal-side road through the Basin, and the Club and car park are located at the far end of the road.

Tringa II is currently hors de combat but MoonDance (Suzy & Mark Dorsett) have kindly invited members aboard for drinks and nibbles before the gathering, weather permitting, at 18.00 hrs.

Meet in the CYC bar at 19.00 hours for the meal at 19.30hrs

The CYC Caterers are putting on a traditional Trafalgar Night roast beef dinner menu for us. Please see the form below for menu and booking form.

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

  • Starter

  • Main

  • Sweet




In honour of the ‘Little Admiral’, we shall try to be a little more formally dressed than usual this time, although our Trafalgar evening will not be a fully traditional RN style one, so our Dress Code is;

Ladies: Whatever you wish, of course, or Nelsonian Period dress, Tiara and pearls, ‘little black number’, or smart casual.

Gentlemen; Nelsonian Period dress (All Ranks-dummy swords/cutlasses only please), or Mess Dress, Reefers, ‘Blazers’, Collar and Club Tie/Cravat.

Please complete the ECA website form with your menu choices if you plan to attend by road or water.

OoD; Dick Tyrrell : cruising@emsworthcruisingassociation.co.uk.

(m) 07939240289

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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