Under 30’s Sailing Weekend (Postponed)
I’m still ever-hopeful we can get this event to run. I’ve had several independent expressions of interest, including from a willing skipper. If you’re interested in the event, or know someone who might be, please get in touch with me. Some suggested dates would be helpful with planning too!
Solent BBQ (8-9 September)
The next event with lots of places available — including the need for a skipper! — is the Solent BBQ. This has been a popular event in previous years, so I’m hopeful we can still get a crew together for this year.
The great weather we’ve generally had over the summer hasn’t come to an end just yet and weekends on the Solent in September can be great fun, certainly for a BBQ! If you’d like to sign up for this event, please send me an email asap.
End of Season Rally & Dinner (new date fixed 27-28 October)
We now have two boats organised for the club’s End of Season Rally — Andy and Tina’s catamaran Fizz (Nautitech Open 40) and an Oceanis 37 from Fairview — and availability for another Oceanis 37 if needed… so the makings for a superb weekend! The date is now fixed at 27-28 October, so different from the original dates published at the start of the season.
We have also confirmed the Saturday evening dinner venue as being the Royal Lymington Yacht Club and are taking ‘dinner only’ bookings for that too. The menu has yet to be published, but from previous experience we won’t be disappointed! The dinner only cost is expected to be £30, TBC.
As before, we will be splitting the cost of any charter boat(s) between all those attending (including those on aboard Fizz), so the costs are expected to be lower than usual. If you would like to attend the EoS Rally — or just the dinner — please email me now to reserve your place.
Late Season Mediterranean Cruise
We still have a late-season Mediterranean Cruise on the programme. The current dates slightly overlap with the EoS Rally, but there’s no problem in moving the Med Cruise if there’s interest.
There are some great deals available for late-season cruises in the Med, with charter prices working out as low as £145 per person for a crew of 6 on a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 39i from Pula, Croatia. Flights are cheap too, potentially between £50 and £100.
If you’re interested in some late season Mediterranean sailing, let me know the weeks (weekend to following weekend) in September and October you can do, and we’ll see if we can get a crew together!