RALLY TO BEMBRIDGE I.0.W.
WEDNESDAY 17TH & THURSDAY 18TH JUNE
RALLY COORDINATOR GRAHAM BREMER
The midsummer rally to the delightful harbour of Bembridge on Wednesday 17th and
Thursday 18th June (H.W. 1249 & 1337 4.6m.) to coincide with the long hours of daylight and the less congested, more relaxed atmosphere before the boats start piling in for the weekend on Friday. Four boats have already signed up and we hope that more of you will take the time off to spend a couple of days in this beautiful spot.
Our hosts for the event will be Richard and Lorraine Sams of Suive
Details of the pilotage for the harbour and the facilities at the Duver marina can be found at www.bembridgeharbour.co.uk
If you are interested please contact Graham Bremer to reserve a space or to receive more details.
MAXI OWNERS ASSOCIATION
SOLENT RALLY PROGRAMME 2015
Easter 2015. Saturday 4th April Hamble Point Marina – Drinks and nibbles on Asante followed by dinner at a local restuarant. Sunday 5th April – head off to Beaulieu, luunch at anchor (weather permitting!) and then head up to Bucklers Hard Marina for a safari supper on the boats. HW Portsmouth 1300. Organisers Andy & Sara Horwood
May 16th &17th Southsea Marina H.W.10.35 Yachts will have to arrive by 1330 at latest (deeper draught yachts would be wise to be at marina entrance by1230) to gain access to marina . Local organiser Graham Bremer
June 17th & 18th Midweek Midsummer Meet Bembridge H.W 12.49 Local organiser. R. Sams
July (date TBA) Poole Parkstone Yacht Club Local organisers David Lack & Neil Niven
September 12 &13 Yarmouth H.W. 11.46
October 17 &18th Shepards Wharf, Cowes H.W. 14.42
Anyone requiring further information on any of the rallies please contact the Solent Coordinator Graham Bremer
Maxi Association Rally
Island Harbour, Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th July
Peter & Sue Stonestreet, Blue Rider are arranging this Rally which previously has been a welcome Rural break giving the opportunity of relaxation or walks, combined with a ferry ride, to Newport, the Folly, Whippingham village. Now the marina own-ferry can personalise the trip.
The plan: HWPortsmouth; 12th 12.00; 13th 12.46 BST
1800, gather at the BBQ area where:
Drinks & canapé will be provided (the well-known Maxi Pontoon party arrangement, bring glasses, plates and cutlery)
Main Course, provide your own drinks and meats to cook, also please bring a salad to share around. (Heat provided)
Dessert Course will be provided
Wet weather routine, may it never be tested, will be a Maxi known safari style/ rotating dinner. Own cooking on own boat, eating aboard another boat as per a magic plan provided.
Notes:- good website, http://www.island-harbour.co.uk/ 01983 539994, chl 80 on arrival
The Island Harbour is down the Medina just past the Folly Inn on the left. The advice is to follow the channel till the stbd hand buoy opposite the lock and turn port 90 along the line of the waiting pontoon. Clear water ±3hours at 1.8m draft, free flow -1 to +2 hours.
Booking: Owing to our own sailing plans and booking berths, please book by 3rd July using email, if you can’t, let me know as best you can additionally by text will help.
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The Island Harbour Rally will take place on the 12th and 13th July 2014. This rally is being organised by Peter and Sue Stonestreet and full details are available in the Rally Program area of the website. Island Harbour is a lovely tranquil spot at the top of the Medina River – hope to see you there.
Poole Rally 14th/15th June
The date of the Poole rally is approaching fast and hopefully the fine weather of the past few weekends has got you in the sailing mood.
Berths are being held at Parkstone and the plan is for a pontoon party at 6.00pm followed by dinner at 7.30pm at “South Deep” which is a short walk away and with a tasty looking menu – see below.
Whether you will require a berth at Parkstone (some of the Poole boat crews may wish to come on foot for the Pontoon party and dinner)
Number of people joining
Mobile contact number
I would be grateful if you could confirm participation and numbers by return and, to make ordering easier, can you please confirm what you would like to order from the menu by 9th June latest
Basket of grilled marinated chicken wings served with a sweet chilli sauce
Fish soup served with crostini and parmesan
Small casserole of Scottish mussels with onion, celery, garlic butter and fresh bread
Crispy crab cake served with a Romesco dressing
Homemade grilled lamb burger served with sun dried tomato and goats cheese, potato wedges, mint yoghurt, coriander and roquette salad
Homemade Angus beef burger served with salad, bacon, cheese and homemade chips
Casserole of Scottish mussels served with a white wine and cream sauce, basket of chips, crusty bread and butter
8oz grilled black gold Scottish rib-eye steak served with peppercorn sauce, roquette salad, grilled tomatoes and a basket of chips
Chicken ballotine wrapped in Parma ham served with mashed potato, asparagus and whole grain mustard sauce
Seabass fillet and smoked mackerel casserole (spinach, new potato, shallots, tarragon and cream)
Gurnard fillet served with a mussel and bouillabaisse sauce, grilled courgette and new potatoes
Grilled vegetable kebab on a bed of spinach and couscous served with a lemon, mint, caper, tomato, shallots and olive oil dressing.
Selection of cheese served with grapes, celery sticks, bread, biscuits and a Belgian syrup paste
Brioche bread and butter pudding served with ginger ice cream
Poached pear and chocolate sauce, Chantilly and white chocolate sorbet
Baileys cheesecake served with Chantilly
Dark chocolate moelleux with bourbon vanilla ice cream
Dame blanche (bourbon vanilla ice cream, warm real dark chocolate sauce and Chantilly)
Fraises Melba (fresh strawberries, vanilla ice cream, strawberry sauce, Chantilly)
Café liegeois (bourbon vanilla ice cream, shot of expresso coffee, Chantilly)
Cup of sorbet( raspberry, lemon and white chocolate) with fruit of the day and strawberry sauce.
How can you resist!
We look forward to seeing you at Poole
Julian and Carolyn Trimming (Lookin Foor Kloos) 07771508699
Neil and Debbie Niven (Ruby Max)
Island Harbour Rally 12th/13th July organised by Peter Stonestreet details to follow
Itchenor Rally date to be confirmed, organised by John Skipper
Yarmouth Rally 13th/14th September details to follow
This rally will be hosted by Julian and Carolyn Trimming at the Royal Solent Sailing Club in Yarmouth.
Rally at The Folly 11th/12th October, organised by Peter Sands