Round the Island Rally 2013

-  with a stop at Yarmouth 15th/16th June 2013

For this year’s round the island rally we are going to go anticlockwise around the Isle of Wight with a stop on the Saturday night in Yarmouth harbour and a meal booked at the Royal Solent Yacht club. Nibbles and drinks will be served on Ruahine prior to the meal. On the Sunday we will go out of the Solent via the Needles Channel and pick up the east going tide around the south side of the IOW  to the eastern Solent. As before, if the winds are inclement, or for those crews who do not wish to, there is of course the option for the journey home via the Solent.

Ruahine will be going to East Cowes on the Friday for those who wish to join us there.

N.B.  It is the IOW music festival this weekend so Cowes is likely to be busy on the Friday. We would recommend you book early if you wish to stay at Cowes  (please book this individually as there is no rally booking for the Friday night)

Saturday 15th June

HW Portsmouth BST           04:05 (4.2m)  16:45 (4.3m)

Sunday 16th June

HW Portsmouth BST           04:54 (4.1m)  17:35 (4.2m)

HW Chichester Bar BST     17:36 (4.2m)

Yarmouth to Needles (bridge): 6nm
Needles (bridge) to St Catherine’s point: 14nm
St Catherine’s point to Chichester bar: 19nm

On Sunday the east going stream starts at the needles at HW Portsmouth +5 (09:54 BST on June 16th) and gives approximately 7.5 hours until HW at Chichester bar to cover the 33nm for those going back to Chichester. An earlyish start will be required from Yarmouth to get to the needles as the tide flood starts in order to make the best use of the tide.


We will listen out on Channel 16/77.
VHF: MMSI 235013225.

Mobile: 07827 442269
Home: 01252 314356

Please let me know as soon as you can  if you plan to come so that I can confirm the various bookings.  Applications please using the form below or via the details above.

The meal on Saturday at the Royal Solent Yacht is £16 for 2 courses or £19.50 for 3.

Graham and Wendy Davis, Ruahine

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  • Starter

  • Main Course

  • Dessert





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Participation in an ECA rally or event is taken as acknowledgement and understanding of this rule.

The ECA draws the attention to skippers and crew attending, that full responsibility is given 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.

It is a recommendation of the ECA and the RYA that full and working safety equipment is carried on board for the protection of crew as laid down in RYA guidelines. Third party insurance must be valid for the boat taking part.

This event is for members and their crews only.

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