ECA Daffodil Rally to Portchester Sailing Club 6th April 2019 – 7th April 2019

ECA Daffodil Rally to Portchester Sailing Club

                          6th April 2019 -  7th April 2019

Sat 6th – HW Emsworth 13:23, 4.6m; Portsmouth 13:11, 4.5m

Sun 7thth – HW Emsworth 13:56, 4.7m; Portsmouth 13:41, 4.5m

Welcome to the ECA Daffodil Rally to Portchester Sailing Club, located just beside Portchester Castle, which is well worth a visit while we are there. Those of you whose boats are still out of the water are very welcome to this rally as it is accessible by road and not too far to travel by car.

For those sailing round, Portchester Sailing Club have a new mid channel floating pontoon which does not dry and can take 4 boats. They also have a drying pontoon (access 2h each side of HW) available for bilge keelers (with walking access.) and mooring buoys. If you have a larger boat and will use the deeper moorings it would be worth bringing a dingy to get to shore.

As you see we have near spring tides and given the lunch time high tide for those with 1.5 draft we aim to leave Emsworth on Saturday at around 12:15, 1.5hrs before high tide (or as soon as tide permits) with the aim to get to Portchester by 14:40, 1.5 hours after HW Portsmouth.

As Portchester are opening the bar, (we will forego the usual drinks and nibbles) and convene there for pre-dinner drinks at 18:30. For 19.30 Dinner. Meal choice is written below,

Portchester have also offered to open early Sunday to provide us with breakfast, but I have held off accepting this offer until I know for sure we have enough interest to make it worth their while (we would need 8 to 10 people wanting breakfasts) seems a lot of trouble for them for so few of us.

On Sunday we aim to leave Portchester when tides permit at around 11:30am to get into Emsworth around 14:30, an hour or so after HW Emsworth.


Sat 6th April

Arrive Portchester mid Afternoon. Explore local area.

18.30 PM At Portchester Sailing Club, Pre-dinner drinks in bar (pay as you go)

19.30 PM Dinner (food choices below please pre-book but also order/pay at the bar)

21.00 PM Nuthinyet Band   playing till 23.00 (prepaid Deposit of £7.50 covers band)

Sun 7th April

11.30 AM Depart Portchester Sailing Club


The OOD for this Rally is Jane Hoolahan  Contact no 07776373938,  Boat Name Jarretts. 

Email. Clubhouse Tel. 02392 376375, Rally Contact VHF chan 16/08

If you are intending to join us on this Rally please pay deposit, complete and submit the form on the form below as soon as possible. To Jane Hoolahan at When I have a better idea of numbers I will liaise with Portchester re moorings, and access codes for gates.

We are going to try setting up a whats app contact group for Rally communication so members please if you can whats app me – Jane Hoolahan  then I can keep everyone updated. Thankyou.

Look forward to hearing from you and seeing you there.

Please fill in the information requested below.

Jane Hoolahan

(Rally OOD)

Deposit of £7.50 to be paid immediately at booking by BACS.

Menu choice is

1. Ribs, Coleslaw and Chips or

2. Chicken, Coleslaw and Chips.

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 ECA 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 should be checked before setting out.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the cruise officer of the day – Jane Hoolahan, if you have any questions.

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



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