Emsworth Cruising Association prides itself on being one of the first clubs in the Solent to start the rally season, so we begin 2013 with the Frostbite Rally. A choice of two weekends weather windows this year should leave us with a good chance of actually getting to the venue!
Our Plan A is the first weekend, but if blowing dogs orf their leads, Plan B, the second weekend clicks into place.
This year we are off again to the exotic climes (!?!?) of Gosport, a location that allows a short hop to blow the cobwebs out of the sails or engines for most, followed by a choice of warm eating and drinking venues.
Drinks and nibbles at 16:00 pm on Tringa II of Hamble.
Then we have a choice of eating venues for the rally, there are good Restaurants near the marina complexes and locally in Gosport High Street, but if you would like to confirm your tastes I will be happy to book a table at a Restaurant of you choice nearer the time when we have the numbers attending (it is a Gosport Saturday night, after all).
I look forward to seeing all you hardy 365 boaters rosy cheeked and invigorated after a brisk windward trip in the smooth, ferry wake free waters of the Royal Clarence Marina.
Tringa II of Hamble
Contact VHF Channel 16 / 72
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