ECA August Bank Holiday Rally to Marchwood YC 25/08 – 26/08/18 Update Dated 3/8/18

ECA August Bank Holiday Rally to Marchwood YC

25/08 – 26/08/18

Update Dated 3/8/18

Please see below this year’s August Bank holiday rally to Marchwood Yacht Club which is situated at the top of Southampton water just a short distance from the New Forest.


If you are interested in coming then please complete and submit the form at the end of these details. If you could register as soon as possible it will help in making reservations and planning. At present we have 7 boats confirmed with a possible 2 others attending.


Berths have been reserved for Saturday night and also Sunday night for those that which to stay longer.


The club has limited walk ashore pontoon mooring facilities, which are accessible at all states of the tide. Those with deeper keels should go on the outside of the outer pontoon. Others can go on the inside of the outer pontoon or outside of the inner. When approaching or leaving the pontoons stay to the east of the port channel buoys and the moorings. The temptation is to cut off the corners, but there are several mud banks to the south of the pontoons to catch you out.

Marchwood charge £10 per boat per night regardless of length/size.


Details for Marchwood YC  visitors are on:


As you can see the tides are at lunchtime over this weekend and moving from neaps to springs so those leaving from Emsworth with a 1.5m draft will probably not depart much before 10:30 (HW -1.5). The approximate distance is 28 miles and at 5kts should take 5 1/2 hours. For those who complete the passage in one you will be pushing the ebb in Southampton water. The other options are to anchor in Osborne bay or go alongside in Cowes for lunch to let the ebb decrease and commence the passage up Southampton water around 15:00.Departure from Marchwood back to Emsworth on the Sunday will likely be around 07:30 or on the Monday 08:30.


Tides Emsworth

HW 12:08 -4.2M 25th August

HW 12:44 -4.4M 26th August

HW 13:17 -4.5M 27th August


Tides Southampton Water

HW 10:59 -4.2M               LW 17:06 -1.2M 25th August

HW 11:40 -4.3M               LW 17:45 -1.1M 26th August

HW 12:13 -4.4M               LW 18:19 -1.0M 27th August






Saturday 25th August


Arrive at Marchwood Yacht Club late afternoon

19:00 meet in Club House bar for pre-meal drinks

19:30 Meal in Club (Note: We will need to make choices from their menu. I will forward menu details separately).

The club has a Skittle alley which they are going to set up for us. There may also be the possibility of a skittle contest against the club depending on them having a team available.


Sunday 26th August

This time has been left fexible for the moment as some boats may depart in the morning.  For those wishing to stay we could participate in a short walk through the village out to a local pub called the Pilgrim Inn for lunch. The club house will also be open Sunday lunchtime for those who do not want to do the walk.  For the evening I have booked the clubs barbeque which will be available for us all too use. The club is currently looking to see if the bar can be opened Sunday evening however, as a backup please bring your own drinks and food for the barbeque.

Monday 27th August

Return to home port



The OOD for the rally is Andrew Bannister contact details below;

Boat Name: Bob  Beneteau 331,  MMSI 235081546

Contact: Tel 07599180046


Rally contact VHF Chan 16/08

Clubhouse Tel: 02380 666141


Please don’t hesitate to contact the cruise Officer Of The Day (OOD) 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.

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


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