Joint EYH/ECA Cruise to Bembridge
Please see below details of the joint cruise with EYH on the bank holiday of the 5th to 7th May.
If you are interested in coming then please complete and submit the form at the end of these details, or see Lorna in the EYH harbour office. If you could register as soon as possible then that will help in making reservations and planning. If you leave it too late we may not be able to accommodate you as it will be a busy bank holiday weekend on the water and Bembridge is likely to be full.
As you can see the tides are fairly late in the afternoon over this weekend and moving towards neaps so those leaving from Emsworth with a 1.5m draft will probably not depart much before 14:30 (HW -1.5). On the return for a 1.5m draft departure from Bembridge will likely be around 14:30 at the earliest (HW -3).
HW Emsworth 16.00 5th May – 4.3M
HW Emsworth 17.37 7th May - 4.0M
Saturday 5th May
Arrive Bembridge (Contact HM on Ch 80 on arrival for berthing instructions)
19:20 Water taxi booked to BHYC
19:30 meet in BHYC bar for pre-meal drinks
20.00 Meal in BHYC (Note: We will need to make choices from their menu closer to the event. I will publish details and ask for your meal choices as and when menu confirmed).
Sunday 6th May
Coastal walk for those interested starting at ~10:30 (subject to weather)
Coastal Walk round past the RNLI station and on to either the Crab & Lobster or The Beach Hut for lunch ~12:00 (subject to availability, or bring a packed lunch if you wish). In the afternoon take the scenic route along the cliff path up to Yarborough Monument and then back via the woods beside the Aerodrome and then through Bembridge. (For those not wishing to walk so far either return back via the coast path or via the roads and through Bembridge).
18:30 Drinks and nibbles provided by EYH, followed by a BBQ in the Bembridge Harbour Marquee (by the harbour office). Attendees to bring own BBQ food (and additional drinks).
Monday 7th May
As HW is late afternoon there is a free morning, and for those interested there is the possible option of lunch in the ‘Best Dressed Crab’ at around 12:00 subject to availability.
Return to home port
Please don’t hesitate to contact the cruise Officer Of The Day (OOD), Neil Fuller (firstname.lastname@example.org) (yacht Koto) if you have any questions.
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.