Come for a great sail in exhilarating company and a top notch informal evening meal at the Folly Inn, not forgetting the world renowned dancing on the tables afterwards!
Legend has it that The Folly originated from a French smuggling barge that ran aground in the 1700s selling illegal alcohol.
Ranked on TripAdvisor #1 of 1 restaurants in Whippingham.
This really is a not-to-be missed venue for aspiring Solent yachtsmen!!
And for those of you who have been before, you will be able to check out the almost brand new refurbishment (Folly Inn will be closed for refurbishment 13 May – 6 June).
Members looking for a berth need not be shy – just register and we will operate a dating service to match you with a skipper offering a berth.
For further information, please contact either Peter Culver on 07801 336316 or David Monks on 07932 674894
The Folly Inn, Folly Lane, Whippingham, Isle of Wight, PO32 6NB is located almost halfway up the beautiful River Medina, at a tranquil “Site of Special Scientific Interest” about 15 minutes motoring south of Cowes Harbour.
Four berths have been reserved in Folly Reach, at Greene King’s walk ashore pontoon for Saturday 20 July. If there is insufficient space on the walk ashore pontoon, additional boats can be accommodated on either the CHC or IoWC pontoons (or at nearby Island Harbour). Skippers will be aware there are no tidal restrictions for most yachts. Book your berth through the registration form. Allocation of berths will be on a first come first served basis; thereafter a waiting list will be maintained. Skippers to settle their own berthing fees (£1.30/metre). There is a 6 knot speed limit.
High water Folly Inn on Sat 20 Jul 2206 BST / Sun 21 Jul 1041 & 2300 BST www.cowes.co.uk/tidetables.html
For yachts on the walk ashore pontoon, it is a very short walk to the Folly Inn. Otherwise you may need your tender or the water taxi - VHF Ch72 call sign “Folly Launch”. Tel: 07884 400046.
Tables have been provisionally booked at 2000 on Saturday 20 July for 24 people at the Folly Inn, which has a very good menu, ranked on TripAdvisor #1 of 1 restaurants in Whippingham
Rig will be smart casual.
Shore Party Transportation
For shore parties, routes to the event are as follows:
The Folly Inn is on the A3021 East Cowes to Newport or Ryde road, turning into Folly Lane carrying on until you reach the river.
High speed ferry from Southampton Red Jet/Red Funnel. Tel 0870 4448898. These run hourly at quarter past the hour. For the short trip to The Folly Inn, taxis can be found near the ferry at Fountain Quay. Alternatively, it is a short walk to the chain ferry and the regular bus service [Southern Vectis] in Well Road, numbers 4 and 5. www.islandbuses.info
Ferries also operate from Portsmouth to Fishbourne and Ryde via Whitelink www.wightlink.co.uk
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
Bookings should be made using the Register button. Please do this sooner rather than later (to assist the planning) and, in any case, not later than 12 July
so that we can be sure of berths and tables (this riverside location is very popular in mid summer):
- Skippers please say whether you wish to book a berth through the Club (you will settle berthing fees directly). Allocation of berths will be on a first come basis; thereafter a waiting list will be maintained
- If you are looking for a berth, please register and we will operate a dating service.
- Register any guests you are inviting.
- Shore parties please register here too.
- Remember you MUST press the Confirm button at the end of the registration process. Only when you have done this and received your automatic confirmation email will your booking be made. No email = no booking.
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.