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Rally Programme




You may have read the report on the Midsummer Bembridge Rally when we mustered 9 boats and 18 people and had a very convivial time. We hope that now most of us have done our annual summer cruise, a similar number or more will support the rally to Yarmouth. Below are the details, but as always please book sooner rather than later to guarantee your pontoon space.

The next Maxi Owners Association rally at Yarmouth is being  organised by Julian and Carolyn Trimming.   Walk ashore berths have been booked for 10 boats and the plan is for a pontoon party followed by dinner at the Royal Solent Yacht Club. Please make sure that you put the date in your diary and send a mail to Julian on jtrimming@hotmail.com if you would like to reserve your place -3 boats have booked already!   H.W.Portmouth  is 11.50 BST ; perfect for all of the Maxi’s to the East and also manageable for the Poole boats through Hurst. Further details will be sent out nearer the date.

Graham Bremer

Solent Rally Coordinator.

HIGH WATERS 1035 & 11.23 4.6m
This is a new venue for the MOA and detailed information about this small and friendly
establishment and the facilities can be found on their website.
Access to the marina is by an automatic sill which opens and closes approx 3 hours either side of H.W.
Details of both access and approach to the marina and the facilities are given on the website. Further
local pilotage tips will be sent nearer the date to rally participants.
The marina has a well regarded Indian restaurant Bombay Bay with a terrace for fine weather dining
where it is suggested we eat in the evening after the pontoon party There is also a bar/restaurant on
the ground floor providing a more traditional menu including the full breakfast if you like that but can’t
stand the smell on the boat!
Southsea is a very popular marina and due to its size, spaces may be limited so early booking is
recommended. If you would like to come please e mail the organiser Graham Bremer who will send
you an entry form He is also happy to answer any questions you may have.
Email grahambarry00@gmail.com
Mobile 07986760806 Home 02392820570




 Bembridge Photo 2


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.

Email grahambarry00@gmail.com

Mobile: 07986760806
Home: 02392820570



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.

If you wish to preplan,  Ferry: 07825 016943 chl 08, info@islandharbourferry.co.uk  & web www.

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.

Boat Name Boat length draft Crew names Crew numbers

Peter@stonestreet.me.uk  mobile 07976 486492  tel 02392 501320