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Chichester & Portchester Rally

Sat 28th & Sun 29th August 2010

We had a challenging rally to Chichester over the Bank Holiday weekend. We had seven boats turn up at Chichester and had a barbecue on the beach at East Head in reasonable conditions. We had trouble anchoring out of the wind and some drifted onto the mud, which presented a challenge!

On Sunday morning, in the face of a strong wind forecast, some several boats decided to stay put or go to Portchester via the land. Four boats battled their way into a force five to six to arrive in Portsmouth, and Dawn and Shemar made it to the very peaceful surroundings at Portchester Sailing Club. Geoff Turner in Dawn merits special mention for battling away on his own and putting up with several dousings. We had an excellent meal in the sailing club with 21 attendees and aim to come back. There is another rally to the Trafalgar Wharf organised by Martin Hopton in two weeks, so people will be keen to revisit this well sheltered part of Portsmouth Harbour.

Thanks to the Ray plus John and Craig at Portchester for organising this enjoyable event, despite the challenging weather.

Organisers: Tim Reeder, Ray Howkins

Boats attending:

Dawn 21
Angelica 22
Silver Seal (on foot) 22
Rascal 26
Sealia (on foot) 26
Cleo (by car) 26
Elsa 26
Miss Fidget 26
Harlequin (on foot) 27
Penlu 275
Abacuse (by car) 275
Blithe Spirit 285
Speedwell (by car & Miss Fidget) 275
Shemar 335


Barbeque at East Head
Barbeque at East Head
Dawn & Shemar
Dawn & Shemar
The Portchester SC Pontoon
The Portchester SC Pontoon
Portchester SC
Portchester SC