… for the Max from your sailing!

Rally Programme




 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

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.


Island Harbour


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.


I hope you will be able to join us at the Rally.  If so, can you please confirm providing the following by e-mail to jtrimming@hotmail.com :

  • 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)

  • Boat name

  • Boat length

  • 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



Dinner Menu



  • 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


Main Courses

  • 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


Best wishes


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