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AGM 2024 - Over 90 people joined  by Ferry to St Malo to attend the  AGM meeting See Report 

New Battle Flag order see details.

The Calendar of events for 2024 is now on the website. Some events still need organisers so if you can help please contact the committee. 

As we have to book marinas and restaurants in advance, please see the rally details for the date to register /enrol for the rally.   This also helps the organiser manage the attendees with information. Remember you must be logged on to enrol

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Next events

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Timbrells Quay, Beaulieu Rally
  Event has started, it is no longer possible to enroll.
Start Date/Time:
13 July 2024
End Date/Time:
14 July 2024
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Solent Area
Steve and Di Drew

HW Saturday 17:24

A reminder that on 13/14 July we have our rally to Timbrells Quay, at the top of the Beaulieu River. It’s a rustic quay, capped with a grassy area which was in fine fettle when we looked the other day, covered in daisies. The quay is not open to the public and landing there not permitted, but once a year Lord Montague himself makes an exception for us. The quay dries out and is best approached within 2 hours of high water, preferably on a rising tide. There will be drinks and nibbles from around 18.00, and when you’ve had your fill or we’ve run out, we eat on the grass, diy barbecue or just a picnic.

Some boats arrive in the river on Friday evening and make it to the quay on the Saturday morning tide to get the whole day there. There are plenty of visitors moorings available this year, unfortunately rafting up on moorings is not allowed, or you can anchor at the bottom of the river. We are told that several of the last moorings at the top of the river are for visitors. If anybody cares to join us, we hope to be there on Friday evening, after unhalfbricking the bottom beside the quay as usual.

We hope to see you there. Please let us know if you are intending to come any way you like, phone, email or through the website.

So far we are expecting:








Solomon Seal



White Light

And by road, crews of:





Steve & Di Drew  Tara

Email: steveanddidrew&

Phone: 07913 065970 (Steve), 07941 568812 (Di)

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The PSSA is the class association for Parker and Seal lift keel yachts and other types of shallow draft yachts.
As an active, friendly club with almost 350 members, it organises rallies, social events and an annual race around the Isle of Wight.
Seals and Parkers are British-built yachts, ranging in length from 21' to 33', mostly with lifting keels. They started with the Seal 22 in 1970, built by John Baker, and followed by the Seal 28 and Super Seal 26. In 1981, Bill Parker took over the range and added the Parker 21, Parker 27 and Parker 31. These then evolved into a high-quality range of cruiser-racers built by Parker Lift-Keel Yachts - the trailable Parker 235, the Parker 285 and the Parker 335. In 2009, Parker Lift-Keel yachts ceased trading.

Our interests cover:

  • Pottering, cruising and racing
  • Young and old
  • Family crews to single-handed
  • Short hops to extended cruising
  • ​Novice to expert

Benefits of joining the PSSA:

  • Enjoy cruising in company, on weekend rallies and longer cruises
  • Enjoy social events on land and at sea
  • Access the technical library
  • Get club discounts
  • ​Stay in touch via the newsletter and internet