Cardiff Bay classic Weekend & CMBA AGM 8th -12th August 2019

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Cardiff Bay classic Weekend & CMBA AGM 8th -12th August 2019

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WELCOME to the 16th Cardiff Bay Rally offering a fun filled long weekend of both shore based activities and plenty of quality time boating on the fresh water around Cardiff Bay. As with previous years, our CMBA members are kindly invited by Cardiff Yacht Club (CYC) as their guests for the duration of the rally, receiving full use of club house facilities to include; Spacious lounge bar with uninterrupted views enjoyed across Cardiff Bay from the veranda & sun patio, shower & toilet facilities, slipway, pontoons, mooring, parking for cars & trailers and designated areas for camping tents & motorhomes. In all, it's a fantastic venue for family fun boating.The clubhouse is situated in a super location, on the Hamadryad Peninsula within easy access to the bustling Mermaid Quay offering a wide selection of bars, restaurants, places of interest, just a few minutes' drive away by car, a 10 - 15 min walk or a cruise by boat, with free pontoon mooring available to CMBA members for the weekend. For first timers to Cardiff, the bay is a dock regeneration area with 500 acres of non-tidal freshwater, held in by an impressive barrage and lock gate system and the best bit;
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The main body of the open water doesn't have a speed limit! A 5 knot restriction applies within the yellow buoyed areas and the Taff and Ely rivers. It is also the venue for formula powerboat championships, ski racing and numerous dinghy and yacht races throughout the year.
Places to visit by boat: - Mermaid Quay is the central hub with the train station also situated here, taking you into Cardiff City Centre; ideal for those who fancy a bit of quality shopping! Take a tea or coffee break and receive a free welsh cake at The Lookout Café whilst enjoying views from the terrace across the bay, or visit Penarth Marina, where Pier 64 and Compass Coffee can be found, if you really want to push the boat out, call in at the Old Customs House, with the grand El Puerto Restaurant. Enjoy a stroll around Penarth or across the barrage. Take a leisurely meander up and down the River Ely, but don’t go under the low three arched, stone built bridge.

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What's Occurring?
Thursday: Entry to CYC from 14.00 onwards, park your trailer & car within the designated area and prepare your boat in readiness for launching, after registration on Friday morning. Once set up, take a trip into Mermaid Quay to a local hostelry or perhaps BBQ beside the clubhouse and finish off maybe with a night cap in ones tent!

Friday: Start the day with a hearty Welsh Buffet Breakfast at the CYC clubhouse, tea & coffee a plenty! Catch up with old friends and make new. Prepare and register your boat 10:00 - 12:00 with Keith & Janice Burgess, at the CMBA Tent, receive your Entry Pack ready for launching with the CYC tractor. Attend the informative Safety Briefing. Enjoy boating at your leisure for the afternoon, leaving time to moor your boat in readiness for the 'AGM Buffet' served at CYC clubhouse from 17:30. Two free buffet tickets are included with your boat entry, children under 16 eat free. The CMBA AGM follows at 19:00, we hope you will all stay and attend, as your viewpoint’s are needed and valued.
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Saturday: After a leisurely full Welsh buffet breakfast at CYC, enjoy time on the water, pop across to Mermaid Quay (free mooring all weekend), or take a break at the stop off points for refreshments. Be 'pirate prepared' (prize for best dressed pirate) and picnic ready to take with you on a leisurely cruise down the River Ely, prior to joining the 'Pirate Pimms Picnic Party'. Thereafter, enjoy free boating and a good soaking for those who want to join in with the pirate shenanigan’s (the packing of water guns is advised).Moor your boats, don your evening attire, bring your raffle prize and come along to the 'Nautical Themed Captains Banquet' at CYC clubhouse. Canapes served on arrival at 18:30 prior to taking your seats for dinner at 19:00. Following dinner, tackle the light hearted quiz and try your luck at the raffle (proceeds to buy specialist club equipment). Continue your evening with many a 'boating' story or take to the dance floor for a bit of a boogie. Please book your table early, as numbers are limited. Sunday: Enjoy the last Buffet Breakfast at CYC, then enjoy boating, with an invitation to visit the neighbouring Cardiff Bay Yacht Club, for a drink & snack on the terrace or in the lounge bar, free mooring arranged at their visitor pontoons.
Return to CYC for 13:00 for the CMBA presentations. For those departing, retrieve your trailers in readiness for recovery of boats and bid a fond farewell to and from all your friends. For those staying, continue to enjoy boating. Evening; the option of an informal pay as you go meal at a local hostelry.

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Monday: For those staying over, get your togs on for a final trip across the bay to meet for coffee/brunch at Mermaid Quay. Recovery of boats around 12.00, please ensure you thoroughly wash your boat and trailer, to avoid the spread of the invasive species of shrimp found in Cardiff Bay, before vacating CYC by 14.00.
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Our Annual CMBA - AGM & Cardiff Rally weekend is a great opportunity for CMBA members to get together, hear what's been happening within our club and get involved. All member’s contributions are valued and we welcome any feedback that enables club members to continue enjoying their common interest of boating.So with a boat, be it of Aluminium, Wood, Fiberglass, or without a boat, if you haven't joined us before, not been for a while, why not give it a go this year, whether you are on or off the water, you are sure to have a great time.

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from 10:00 am on Sunday 11th of August, for CMBA members, at the Cardiff Yacht Club

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Re: Cardiff Bay classic Weekend & CMBA AGM 8th -12th August 2019

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Are the entry forms available?

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