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4th Hamble Rally - 21st / 22nd / 23rd June 2019

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:37 am
by Rapier
Following last years' successful gathering in June 2018 (6 boats, 10 people & a dog) we will be running the same format again this year. MDL Mercury has recently confirmed they can accommodate us.

Dates: 21st, 22nd & 23rd June, 2019

Where: Hamble-le-Rice, Hampshire

Tides (add 1 hour for BST) and local information: ... ledon.html

Boating Waters: River Hamble, River Itchen, Beaulieu River / Bucklers Hard, Southampton Water, Solent and a trip to Cowes, IOW (all weather dependent)

Challenge: Although both rivers and Southampton Water can be calm, gIven the nature of the tides and sea (plus commercial traffic) around the Solent, this event will fall under the CMBA's 'Challenging' category (details in the club magazine).

Mooring facilities: Mercury Marina - finger pontoons or double rafting up a push - self launch, trailer storage and mooring cost around £50-55 for the weekend. Map of the venue is here:- ... -1.3133744

Accommodation in and around Hamble is always very busy, so I encourage early booking. The B&Bs and campsites below are within a few minutes drive of the slipway and Club, but Hotels are out of the way and they will charge typical coastal rates in the summer. I've stayed in Farthings - a 2min walk to the Hamble Village centre and pubs / restaurants. The campsite next to Mercury Marina (now owned by them) is about 15-20mins walk from the village centre, but proved a good choice for Vans, RVs and they can cope with tents too.

Accommodation - Royal Southern Yacht Club

The RSrnYC has excellent facilities, a very pleasant and large bar with terrace, plus great views over the river and moorings.

Farthings B&B Hamble

Farthings is a friendly family run Guest House in an individual architect designed home. Run by family friends Jo and Ian Straker.

Compass Point B&B Hamble
Opposite a number of pubs and restaurants in the centre of the old village, so is busy,

Luxury accommodation in the heart of Hamble village.


Camping and /or motorhomes / caravanning - here are 2 good sites within a 5mins drive, or a 10 minute walk from Mercury Marina:-

Airbnb - most will be within walking distance to the marina of 15-20minutes (avoid south of Hamble Lane up to Copse Lane - these suffer from all night industrial noise from Cooper Vision / GE / BP & late night HGV fuel tanker traffic and shipping bulk oil carrier discharging)

Riverside Holidays - Campsite owned by MDL & next door to Mercury Marina. They take RVs, Vans and Tents. Deposit will be required and checkout is 11am on the 23rd, parking is available at Mercury.

Email me to book - my address is in the CMBA Magazine, or PM me.

Re: 4th Hamble Rally - 21st, 22nd, 23rd June 2019

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:58 am
by Rapier
Bookings thus far:

Paul / Graham
Phil T

Re: 4th Hamble Rally - 21st / 22nd / 23rd June 2019

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:35 pm
by plasticbadger
I'm definitely interested, if the Fjord is finished on time. I live local and have a berth I can use at Universal or will commute back to Lymington by boat. How do I book?

Re: 4th Hamble Rally - 21st / 22nd / 23rd June 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:35 am
by Rapier
PM me with Boat Name / LOA / Your Name / Postcode / House No / Emergency Contact No / CMBA Membership no.

Re: 4th Hamble Rally - 21st / 22nd / 23rd June 2019

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:46 pm
by Rapier
Thanks to all who attended this weekend, great to have you there and enjoying my 'local' waters. Fairey Owners Assoc. out in force too.

Re: 4th Hamble Rally - 21st / 22nd / 23rd June 2019

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:59 pm
by VivaSportiva
Janice and I had a great weekend and many thanks to Rapier for organising it and a very special thank you to all those involved in helping us with the launch and recovery of the boat.
These kindnesses make such a difference to our boating now that the ravages of old age are taking hold. Great weekend great company and great weather as well. :D

Re: 4th Hamble Rally - 21st / 22nd / 23rd June 2019

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:21 pm
by TinTin
Thanks Nick for putting together a great weekend. We really enjoyed ourselves. Good bunch of members. :perfect: Sandra and Martin