The Marchwood Rally
27th June 2009

Marchwood Yacht Club has very kindly agreed to host a visit from the PSSA on 27th June 2009.

Occupying part of the site of an old Naval armaments depot, the Club is situated on the western shore of the River Test opposite the docks. When approaching the VTS control tower at the top of Southampton Water at the junction of the Rivers Test and Itchen, proceed up the western arm past Cracknore Hard until the river bends to port just before the main container terminal. The Club is situated on the western side and has an ‘H’ shaped pontoon attached to the shore.

First HW at Southampton is 1512 BST but there is a stand (in fact the tide rises slightly) until approximately 1730. I aim to be there from mid afternoon and will be able to assist with berthing.

In anticipation that the weather will be kind to us the aim is to have a barbeque on the "beach" so please bring your own food for this. The Club has a well stocked and reasonably priced bar so all you need is something to eat! The Club have generously offered to supply the barbeques and food can be cooked in the clubhouse kitchen and eaten indoors if the weather does not permit eating al fresco.

The pontoon is relatively small and some idea of numbers will be appreciated so please let me know you are coming.

If you have any questions please contact me.

Jonathan Houston
Tel: 01590 671321