ECA Easter Bank Holiday Rally to Bembridge 29/03 – 02/04/18

ECA Easter Bank Holiday Rally to Bembridge

29/03 – 02/04/18

Rally OOD: Andrew Bannister


This year’s Easter rally is to the lovely harbour of Bembridge.  It is an ideal way to start the season, sailing in the company of fellow club cruisers whilst at the same time enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend in a beautiful part of the Isle of Wight.


Berths have been reserved for the rally from Thursday 29th March however, it is appreciated some boats will not be able to make the passage until Friday 30th March. If you are interested in coming then please register your interest on the form at the end of these details.




Friday 30th March


Arrive at Bembridge (Contact HM on Ch 80 on arrival mention you are part of the ECA rally and ask for berthing instructions)

18:00     Meet on Yacht Bob for nibbles and drinks

19:20     Water taxi booked to Brading Haven Yacht Club (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).

Saturday 31st & Sunday 1st April

This time has been left free for the moment however, if people are interested we could participate in a range of coastal or country walks. This can be discussed and finalised on Friday during the evening meal.

Monday 2nd April

Return to home port

Navigation Information

The tides for departing Emsworth are late morning and are rising towards springs. Those leaving from Emsworth on the Thursday with a 1.5m draft will probably not depart much before 09:35 (HW -1.5) or 10:22 if departing on the Friday. On the return for a 1.5m draft departure from Bembridge will likely be around 10:50 at the earliest (HW -3).


Tide Times and Heights



HW Emsworth 11.05 29th March – 4.4 M

HW Emsworth 11:52 30th March – 4.6M

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



Rally poster 2018

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