ECA Freezer Rally 03-04 February or 17-18 February 2018

           The ECA Freezer Rally  03-04 February or 17-18 February 2018

              HW Portsmouth Saturday 03/02/2018;  13.12hrs 4.8m

              HW Portsmouth  Sunday   04/02/2018;  14.03hrs 4.7m


             HW Portsmouth Saturday 17/02/2018; 12.28hrs 4.5m

            HW Portsmouth Sunday    18/02/2018; 12.59hrs  4.5m


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

Needless to say both possible weekends got blown and washed away.


 Undaunted, we are off once more to Gosport, a short hop to blow the cobwebs out of the sails or engines for most. We intend to visit either the Royal Clarence Marina , Gosport Marina  or Haslar Marina according to the rally participants preferences.


Remember to monitor QHM traffic on VHF Ch 11 after passing the Submarine Barrier and follow the Small Boat Channel in the correct lane when entering and leaving Portsmouth from 4 Bar Bouy to Ballast Pile (see QHM Portsmouth/Leisure Users website page).


I look forward to seeing all you hardy 365 boaters rosy cheeked and invigorated or coughing and sneezing 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 exotic Gosport.


Dick Tyrrell

Tringa II of Hamble

Mobile 07939240289            e-mail

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 boattaking part.

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