A long weekend based at Eastlands Boatyard to explore the extensive local waters. Eastlands Boatyard is located on the idyllic upper reaches of the River Hamble with ample car parking for boat owners and their guests, the following facilities will be available:
- Car parking
- Trailer storage
- Access to launch on the slipway
- Use of the pontoons and berthing space for the duration
- Use of the picnic area
- Access to the toilets and showers
- Free water hose
- Secure overnight berthing
In addition, for those who wish to stay over:
- Dedicated fenced-off parking for motorhomes and caravans
- Access to coin metered 240v power supply
- BBQs are OK in the picnic area if you use the marinas BBQ stand
For anyone who hasn't attended before, it's a great venue and our hosts are very hospitable - as their guests, we undertake not to get in the way of a commercial operation, and or / their slipway. We typically self-launch, but they can help, if you have a bigger boat.
The suburb of Sarisbury Green nearby has a small convenience store and a good fish & chip shop. The Tesco superstore & fuel station in Burseldon is 5 mins drive from the boatyard.
Please book in early, rather than last moment, as it will give the chance to work out mooring logistics for some of the places we may go to by water - my numbers and email are also listed in the CMBA magazine. For more information please contact Nick Dunn.
Entry for this event is now open and can be done via the booking form below. Please note that numbers are limited to 20 boats.
Arrival from first thing Friday, those staying are welcome to remain until any time Monday.
Full details of the rally itinerary will be confirmed closer to the event date. Prior rallies have involved day, or half-day trips to the Isle of Wight, Bucklers Hard (Beaulieu), Itchen River, Hamble River and Southampton Water/Docks. All will be weather / sea state dependent.
CHALLENGING – An event normally held at sea, where tides, strong tidal flow/currents and rough water may be experienced. In the event of an emergency/breakdown assistance WILL be required – either emergency services or CMBA colleagues, as severe damage/injury may occur. NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS or inexperienced family members. RYA level 2 Powerboat certification strongly recommended. Confidence in your boat/engine(s) reliability is essential. Not suitable for untried boats/engines.
- Eastlands Boatyard
- Coal Park Lane
- SO31 7GW