ECA Frostbite Rally Jan 2018

          The ECA Frostbite 2018 Rally

                                                20-21 January 2018

          HW Portsmouth Saturday 20/01/2018;  13.21hrs 4.4m

          HW Portsmouth  Sunday   21/01/2018; 13.53 hrs 4.4m

Emsworth Cruising Association prides itself on being one of the first clubs in the Solent to start the rally season, so we begin 2018 with the Frostbite Rally.


 This year we aren’t off again to the exotic climes  (!?!?) of Gosport, a location that allows a short hop to blow the cobwebs out of the sails or engines for most, followed by a choice of warm eating and drinking venues.


No, because, except between 09.00-21.00hrs on Saturday, the gusts of F6 and above until Thursday of the following week means this trip  would mean a cold, wet, windy, very long weekend in Gosport. Being weatherbound there can pall!


I look forward to seeing all you hardy 365 boaters rosy cheeked and invigorated or coughing and sneezing after a brisk trip round Chi Harbour at HW,  or not as you prefer, for Drinks and nibbles at 17:00-ish on Tringa II of Hamble on Saturday evening.

We can then decide what to do on the Saturday night in Emsworth.


Dick Tyrrell

Tringa II of Hamble

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Rally Contact VHF Channel 16 /08 

Queens Harbour Master, Portsmouth; VHF Channel 11, NCIS VHF Channel 65

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 to the attention of skippers and crew attending, that full responsibility for sea worthiness of boats and experience of crew attending, is held with the skipper of the boat sailing to 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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