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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
|Date||Marina||Host yacht & Rally Organiser||Contact details||Notes|
Sat April 21st
Sun April 22nd
|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.
Please confirm attendance ASAP to “email@example.com”
Skittles match – MOA v Marchwood sailing Club
+ tbc “The Salty Dogs” singing sea shanties
W/End Sat 12th May
|Poole Harbour – exact location tbc.||Julian Trimming & Niel Nivenfirstname.lastname@example.org||Tide turns to ebb @ Hurst Point approx. 0850hrs|
W/End Sat 23rd June
|Cherbourg – provisional
00 33 2 33 87 6570
Contact – Magali Hamon
|Andy & Sarah Horwoodemail@example.com
Provisionally contacted. Discount of 20% if 5 boats or more.
Wine event available
VHF Channel 9
Tide turns to ebb @ Hurst Point approx. 0630hrs
W/End Sat 14th July
|Richard & Lorraine Sams||Sat HT 1226hrs
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|
|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).|
|East Coast Rally – Yacht or car||Peter & Sue Stonestreet + David Bronwickfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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, email@example.com 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
£8.50 per person
Best Wishes, Peter & Sue Stonestreet, firstname.lastname@example.org