… for the Max from your sailing!

Rally Programme

Members will appreciate that our rally programme has been in hibernation as a result of covid. Despite all the challenges, members have managed to sail to France & the West Country. A casual look at the MOA “Whats App” message service will give some idea of sailing activity. (contact Julian on jtrimming@hotmail.com with your mobile number if you would like to be added to the group).

We are planning an MOA Rally for Sat 3rd Oct/Sun 4th Oct so please hold the date in your diary pending an invite & final details nearer the time. The rally will be at Cowes Harbour – Shepards Wharf. Current restrictions permit a raft of two vessels maximum, with written permission from each boat. Overspill yachts will be berthed on the river side of the outside pontoon. Prepayment is required, with no refund. The option of a socially distanced dinner at UKSA is still pending confirmation. If that does not happen, we will organise some sort of DIY supper possibly in the Sugar Store.”

MOA – Committee Chair

Richard M Sams

The last rally for 2018 is approaching fast and will be at Shepards Wharf on Sat 29th Sept/Sun 30th Sept. This is a change to the advertised date in the 2018 rally programme.  High tide at Cowes is 14.18hrs on Sat 29th & 14.37hrs on Sun 30th Sept (BST). Contact Shepards Marina VHF 80 on arrival and advise part of Maxi Rally – Tel 01983 297821

The rally will be hosted by Pam & Andy Verdon (Ariam), with the usual Pontoon Party starting at 1800hrs followed by dinner in the UKSA canteen.  If all goes according to plan we should have a water taxi (£6/head, £5 if more than 24 people) for both the out & return journey between Shepards Wharf and the UKSA. The dinner is a very reasonable price and last year we added a donation to the charity.
During the evening Mark Randerson will give us a talk on the work of the UKSA. This is a worthy charity that does amazing work to promote water sports & help underprivileged children. Well worth a look at their web site.
If enough of us arrive early, we may have the option of testing some of the UKSA boating equipment. (Paddle boards/dinghies?)
Last year we managed to fill the main marina basin with Maxi yachts, a total of sixteen boats. The main dock can accommodate 25 yachts, so there is plenty of room. It would be good to match or better this achievement, so please confirm your attendance asap to  “andy@verdonet.org.uk”
In your response please advise anticipated head count and if you are interested in using the water taxi. We have to pre-arrange the taxi booking.
Andy’s mobile number for the rally is 07799 597058
Date Marina Host yacht & Rally Organiser Contact details Notes
1st Rally

 

Sat April 21st

Sun April 22nd

 

Wheels option.

 

 

Combined Rally & AGM – Marchwood Sailing Club

 

(River Test – opposite Herbert Walker Docks – the Cruise liner wharf)

 

Pontoon Party @ 1700hrs then..

AGM starts @ 1730hrs, max 2hrs.

 

 

Gary Heward

 

(AmyLou)

 

Please confirm attendance ASAP to “gary.heward@btinternet.com”

 

Skittles match – MOA v Marchwood sailing Club

+ tbc “The Salty Dogs” singing sea shanties

Provisionally booked.

 

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2nd Rally

 

W/End Sat 12th May

Poole Harbour – exact location tbc. Julian Trimming & Niel Niven jtrimming@hotmail.com Tide turns to ebb @ Hurst Point approx. 0850hrs
3rd Rally

 

W/End Sat 23rd June

 

Cherbourg – provisional

 

Port Chanteryne.

00 33 2 33 87 6570

 

Contact – Magali Hamon

(magali.hamon@cherbourg.fr)

Andy & Sarah Horwood saraandyh@yahoo.co.uk

 

Provisionally contacted. Discount of 20% if 5 boats or more.

Wine event available

 

VHF Channel 9

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Tide turns to ebb @ Hurst Point approx. 0630hrs

 

4th Rally

 

W/End Sat 14th July

 

 

Bembridge

Richard & Lorraine Sams Sat HT 1226hrs

Sun HT1316hrs

(Will check)

5th Rally

 

W/End Sat 4th or W/End Sat 18th Aug

 

Chichester Sally & Robert Ledger Flood tide at the bar starts approx. 0927hrs Sat 4th Aug & on Sat 18th @ approx. 0952hrs
6th Rally

 

Sept 29th-30th

 

Cowes – Shepards Wharf Andy Verdon The rally will be hosted by Pam & Andy Verdon (Ariam), with the usual Pontoon Party starting at 1800hrs followed by dinner in the UKSA canteen High tide at Cowes is 14.18hrs on Sat 29th & 14.37hrs on Sun 30th Sept (BST).
7th Rally

14th/15th Oct

 

East Coast Rally – Yacht or car Peter & Sue Stonestreet + David Bronwick peter@stonestreet.me.uk

Maxi Owners’ Autumn Meet – Sat, Sun14th, 15th October – Cowes, Shepards Wharf
There is often a good spell of weather in October!
We have prepared two extras for this event which I hope will be of interest:
We will be dining at UKSA, a new location for many?
Also rather specially, Gary Heward has offered to speak on his ways of winning with a Maxi. He will be supported by pictures.

Please book by email to me, Peter Stonestreet, peter@stonestreet.me.uk by 5th October. Include boat name and crew list with guests.
The Saturday programme will be:
1800: Pontoon Party, sponsored, Maxi Owners Association, (at Sugar Store band stand, inside if wet weather), kindly loaned by Shepards Wharf.
1845: Prepare to walk to UKSA, 12 minutes, or take water taxi. Meet at UKSA bar.
1930: start dinner
o/c : prepare for speaker in UKSA mess hall; Gary Heward ‘The Triangle Race’.
2145: depart UKSA
Menu at UKSA: (order & pay on the day)
Isle of Wight Rump Steak with Garlic and Herb Butter
Charred Aubergine, Halloumi and Tomato Stack (v)
Roast Plaice Fillet with Herb Oil
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Crême Brulée
£8.50 per person
Best Wishes, Peter & Sue Stonestreet, peter@stonestreet.me.uk

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