For our Autumn Meet, what better way to end our sailing programme than to be in the home of British sailing – Cowes. We are combining a return visit to the ever-welcoming Royal London Yacht Club in its prime location on Cowes waterfront with the opportunity to visit two of Cowes prime tourist attractions, the newly re-located Classic Boat Museum in East Cowes and Queen Victoria’s favourite country residence Osborne House. For those of you without boats, this will make a perfect Autumn break as limited accommodation is available at the Royal London Yacht Club on a first come basis. For accommodation, contact the club direct for bookings (01983 299727) and mention the RNVR Meet.
Saturday 13th October
HW Cowes 1030BST
Boats arrive and berth at Cowes Haven Yacht Marina. Call on Ch 80 on approach and let them know you are with the RNVRYC Rally. Bookings through the club, but pay on the day.
1800 Pontoon Party.
Each boat to bring a bottle of Fizz and small eats. Nothing too grand or filling because a 3 course dinner awaits and don’t forget your glasses.
1915 Assemble at the Royal London Yacht Club ( 10 min walk) for pre-dinner drinks (cash bar).
1945 Sit down for dinner, of:
Smoked Chicken and Mango Salad served with balsamic red onions, roast cherry tomatoes and truffle crouton
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Hampshire free range Fillet of Pork with gratin potatoes, French beans, spiced apricots and jus.
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Selection on English and Continental cheeses.
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Coffee and Mints
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Club Red and White House Wines (1/2 bottle pp)
The price for dinner is £35 per person.
Sunday 14th October
HW Cowes 1115
1100 Special private visit to the Classic Boat Museum in East Cowes.
Take the chain Ferry (Free for pedestrians) and 5 min walk. The museum re-opened in East Cowes earlier this year from its original location in Newport. They have more space and are now able to show off many more new exibits in an exciting new setting. A must for all boat lovers!
The price is £4 (book in advance, but pay on the day).
1400 Visit to Osborne House and Gardens. You may have been disappointed not to have enjoyed the cancelled “Last Night of the Proms” concert in July so this is your opportunity to see Queen Victoria’s favourite retreat. The Autumn colours should be at there best and if there is demand, a private guided tour will be arranged (min numbers apply) otherwise you can make the visit in your own time.
The price ranges from Free for English Heritage Members to £11.70 for OAPs and £13.00 for others.
Book in advance, but pay on the day.
PM. Boats disperse.
Rig for Dinner on Sat 13th Oct
The rig for dinner is Club Rig
. Other events, Smart Casual Rig.
Make your berth booking through the RNVR Yacht Club when you register for the event.
Skippers are reminded that it is their responsibility to settle their berthing fees directly with the Marina.
Crews - are you looking for a skipper?
Would you like to participate in this event but don't know who to sail with? Contact the organiser by phone or email (before you register) and they will broker introductions.
Shore Parties Welcome
Shore parties are particularly welcome and are encouraged to make a weekend of it. Cowes is served by the Red Funnel ferry and Fast Cat, both from Southampton.
Bookings should be made using the Register button, as soon as possible and by 7th October April at the latest in order to facilitate dinner and berth bookings
- Skippers please say whether you wish to book a berth through the Club.
- Register any guests you are inviting and under your payment.
- Shore parties please register here too.
Then send your cheque (payable to RNVR Yacht Club) to the event organiser, Simon Kearns at 40 Bedford Grove, Eastbourne, BN21 2DU as soon as possible.
* * NEW BOOKING PROCESS: Would all members register themselves individually. If you are crewing for another member, please put the name of their boat into the field in the booking form. Only non-members should be recorded as guests.
If you want to add more guests but you have already made a booking, then make a new booking for yourself, choose No for any meal and booking options for yourself (i.e. you are creating a "blank" booking for yourself) and then add your guests in the usual way.
Please don't type names in lowercase, use Title Case as you would expect them to be. The reason: they are used in various lists that are distributed. * *
Safety and Insurance
Where a boat (meaning its skipper and crew) takes part in a Club event the boat is entirely responsible for its own safety and the safety of anyone else having anything to do with the use of the boat, whether afloat or ashore, and nothing, whether in this notice of event or anywhere else, reduces this responsibility. It is for the boat to decide whether to take part in the event and whether it is fit to sail in the conditions in which it will find itself. By launching or going to sea, the boat confirms that it is fit for those conditions and that its crew is competent to sail and use it. The boat is required to hold adequate insurance and in particular insurance against third party claims. Nothing done by the Club or the event organisers will reduce the responsibility of the boat nor will it make the organisers responsible for any loss, damage, death or personal injury, howsoever it may have occurred, as a result of the boat taking part in the event. The organisers includes everyone helping to run the event, and include the individual organisers and the Club’s Officers and Committee. By registering for the event you agree to these statements and confirm that you will comply with Rule 24 of the Club’s Rules and ensure that these statements are brought to the attention of and agreed by the boat’s skipper and/or crew.
For further information, please contact the event organiser, Simon Kearns