ECA EASTER RALLY TO THE FOLLY IOW UPDATE 19th April 2019 – 22nd April 2019



                          19th April 2019 – 22nd April 2019

Fri 19th – HW Emsworth 12:29, 4.9m; Portsmouth 12:00, 4.8m

 Mon 22nd – HW Emsworth 14:35, 4.8m; Portsmouth 14:18, 4.7m

If you are thinking of coming on this rally please complete and submit the form on the website as soon as possible. We have had a good response to date with 6 boats confirmed and 2 others awaiting confirmation.


The menu for the Saturday night meal at the Folly Inn will be sent out next week to those attending so we can pre-book meals.


A number of berths have been reserved for the rally on the Folly walk ashore pontoon from Friday 19th April however, depending on numbers some boats may have to berth on the mid river visitors pontoon or if preferred in Island Harbour.


When you approach the Folly Inn call the Folly Launch on VHF Chan 72 and inform them you are part of the ECA rally and ask for berthing instructions.

As you will 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 Friday at around 11:00, 1.5hrs before high tide (or as soon as tide permits) with the aim to get to the Folly for 16:00, 4 hours after HW Portsmouth.

On Monday we aim to leave the Folly around 09:30am to get into Emsworth around 14:00, just before HW Emsworth.


Fri 19th April

16:00     Arrive Folly.

18.00 – 19:30 Drinks on Yacht Bob

Sat 20th April

10:30     Walk / Dinghy / Water Taxi up to Newport

13:00     Option to meet up in The Bargemans Rest Public House for Lunch

19:00     Table booked for dinner at the Folly Inn

Sunday 21st April

11:00     Walk to St Mildreds Church Whippingham or option to visit Osborne House (opening times 10:00 – 16:00) or water taxi to Cowes

16:00     Early evening walk / dingy to Island harbour for drinks

Monday 22nd April

10:45     Depart for Emsworth



The OOD for this Rally is: Andrew Bannister Contact no: 07599180046, Boat Name: Bob. 


Rally Contact: VHF Chan 16/08   Folly Launch Contact: VHF Chan 72

If you are intending to join us on this Rally please complete and submit the form below as soon as possible.  We are going to try setting up a whats app contact group for Rally communication so members please if you can whats app me – then I can keep everyone updated. Thankyou.

Look forward to hearing from you and seeing you there.

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 – Andy Bannister, if you have any questions.

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



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