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Spring Bank Holiday Meet and Five Rivers Cruise 2013 duplicate

  • 24 May 2013
  • 02 Jun 2013
  • The Solent: Beaulieu River, Newtown River, River Medina, River Hamble & River Lavant


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Please register now for this event. At the end of the registration process, complete the registration by pressing the "Confirm and proceed with payment" button. Then an email confirms your registration has been made. NO email = NO registration.
Registration is closed
This year we will experiment with an early summer Five Rivers Cruise. This will start with a Meet on the Beaulieu River over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend and then visit four further rivers during the following week.

Some may separate from the Cruise to take part in the Round the Island Race on Saturday 1st June. Those who would rather complete the Five Rivers Cruise will enjoy the peace of Chichester Harbour away from the bedlam of Round the Island yachts in the Solent.

Members are welcome to book all the events or just one or more events of the Cruise in accordance with their own plans. Shore parties will be made very welcome to any of the Cruise events.


Saturday 25 May
Berthing at Bucklers Hard, Beaulieu River (PO Mike Morgan). Deposit of £5 per boat required Outdoor.
Barbeque at the Bucklers Hard Marina

Sunday 26 May
Berthing at Gins Farm, Beaulieu River (PO Martin Alexander) Dinner at the Royal Southampton Yacht Club, Gins Farm. Cost £25/person

Monday 27 May
Afternoon ebb tide passage to Newtown River (PO Peter Costalas) Sundowners onboard “Mother Ship”. 
Dinner ad hoc.

Tuesday 28 May
Morning flood tide passage to River Medina.
Berthing in East Cowes Marina (PO Peter Costalas)
Caribbean Cocktail Competition (Pontoon Party)
Rotating Dinner onboard RNVRYC yachts.  Waitrose nearby for provisioning.

Wednesday 29 May
Passage to berthing in Swanwick Marina, River Hamble. (PO Mike Morgan)
Chinese Dinner at Riverside Chinese Restaurant, Burslesden Bridge. Cost £25/person

Thursday 30 May
Exploration of the upper reaches of the River Hamble.
Lunchtime RV at the Jolly Sailor then a flood tide passage in dinghies for about three miles upstream to the Horse and Jockey Inn at Curbridge.

Friday 31 May
Flood tide passage to Chichester Harbour, River Lavant.
Berthing on the Itchenor Visitor’s Pontoon or buoys (PO Martin Alexander)
Dinner at the Itchenor Sailing Club. Cost £25/person

Saturday 1 June
Short passage to Chichester Marina berthing (PO Martin Alexander)
Evening Theatre “The Pajama Game” at the Medina Theatre, Chichester. Seats: £31.50/person

Sunday 2 June
Yachts Disperse

Dinner Menus

Sat 25 May - 1900 - BBQ Dinner at Bucklers Hard Marina

Each crew bring their own food for cooking, bowls of mixed salads for sharing and eating utensils etc. Wine, say one bottle per two persons, should also be brought along with glasses.

Sun 26 May - 1900 - Gins Farm Dinner

Smoked Mackerel Salad finished with horseradish chive cream
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Rich tender slow cooked beef bourguignon
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Strawberry and raspberry Eton mess

Tue 28 May - 1900 - Rotating Dinner at East Cowes Marina 
Each yacht will host one or two courses for this dinner.
Allocation of courses and of the guests to yachts will be planned on Monday 27 May.
Hosts will have the time on Tuesday 28 May to purchase and prepare the courses they are serving.

Wed 29 May - 1900 - Chinese Dinner at the Riverside Restaurant, Burlesden Bridge

Chicken and Sweet Corn Soup
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Aromatic Crispy Duck
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Barbequed Spare Ribs
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Fried Prawns & Chicken with Cashew Nuts
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Fried Beef with Green Pepper & Black Bean Sauce
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Sweet & Sour Pork Hong Kong Style
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Special Fried Rice
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Fri 31 May - 1900 - Itchenor Sailing Club Dinner

Seasonal soup served with warm rustic breads
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Seared rump of lamb with dauphinoise potatoes, provencale vegetables and rosemary jus
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Panna cotta with blackberries

Special Dietary Needs
If anyone has special dietary needs, please notify these to the respective Port Officer so that an acceptable alternative menu choice can be arranged for them.

Dress code
Smart casual rig for all of the above dinners.

Theatre Trip on Sat 1 June
Those who wish to take part in the theatre trip on Saturday 1 June are required to make and pay for their booking before 24 April. We have 25 theatre seats on hold, available on a first come first served basis. The cost is £31.50 for a theatre seat plus a share of the transportation cost from Chichester Marina to/from the theatre. It is planned to hire a coach which will leave Chichester Marina at 1830 for the 1945 performance.  Bookings for the theatre trip only are made through a separate event on this website, which you can also access by clicking here.

Further Information
A detailed "Spring Bank Holiday Meeting and Five Rivers Cruise 2013" Briefing Note with a Cruise list of the participants will be sent to skippers and leaders of shore parties in the middle of May.

In the meantime, if you require any more information about any of the events, please contact the respective Port Officer.

Information to Email to Your Guests
A PDF version of this screen that you can send to friends and guests that you have invited is available by clicking here.

Next Steps
Bookings should be made using the Register button, as soon as possible and by 18 May. This is other than for the Chichester theatre tickets - as there is an earlier closing date for bookings, you need to book using a different event on this website.

  • Skippers please say whether you wish to book a berth through the Club. Note the Safety and Insurance section below.
  • Register any guests you are inviting and under your payment.
  • Shore parties please register here too.
  • Make your booking for the Chichester Theatre trip at the separate event on this website, with a closing date of 24 April.
Then send your cheque (payable to RNVR Yacht Club) to the 5 Rivers Cruise lead organiser Mike Morgan at Pelican Wharf, 99 The Meridians, Christchurch, BH23 1RA as soon as possible.

Notes on How to Book
  1. Would all members register themselves individually. Only non-members should be recorded as guests.
  2. If you want to add more guests but you have already made a booking, then make a new booking for yourself, choose No for booking a place on the Meet for yourself (i.e. you are creating a "blank" booking for yourself) and then add your guests in the usual way.
  3. Please do not add guests by typing their name instead of your name.
  4. 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.
  5. If another member is paying for you, they should note that when they send the cheque.
  6. Lastly, complete the registration by pressing the "Confirm and proceed with payment" button. This will cause an email to be sent. If you don't receive the email, then your registration hasn't been made.

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.

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