Elizabethan Owners Association Events
South Coast Raleigh - Hornet Sailing Club Gosport - Friday 18th May to 20th May 2012
Tim Austin (E23 Lady Beth) was our host at
the Hornet Sailing Club Gosport. The boats that attended included the full range
of Elizabethans from E23 to E33. We even had Alessandro Cassano (E31 Tamrya),
family and friend fly over from Italy. The 3 days were full of activities. Friday pm was
the traditional Alfresco Fish and Chip supper with cold prosecco on the yachts.
We shared mutual annoyance at the British weather and exaggerate personal
sailing tales from previous perilous voyages!!! An early night was recommended
but not before sampling John Bayne’s ( Zee Wolef) fine single malt and then moving onto try
Andy Marshall’s (E29 Frejya)Ovaltine!!!
South Coast Fitting Out - Emsworth Slipper Sailing Club - Sunday 18th April 2010
Derek Pullen (E29 Florya) organised a Sunday lunch at his club for the EOA "Fitting Out" 2010 . The club is a once old Quay Mill that has been extensively restored by its members and now boasts a large bar and an excellent restaurant. Emsworth itself is a picturesque location at the top of Chichester Harbour and the club has an expansive view over the River Ems. This was an opportunity for a very splendid good value meal, with sensibly priced liquid refreshments, and of course Excellent Company. The club is easily found at the end of South Street and is only a few minutes drive from the main A27.
Andy Marshall (E29 Frejya) hosted the South Coast Raleigh 2010 at his club the Hayling Island Sailing Club. Friday 4th to Sunday 6th June 2010. This club is very modern with excellent facilities. Right at the entrance to Chichester Harbour the large expanse of water below the decking is busy all day. Not only does it have a large bar, balcony and restaurant but it also has its own accommodation facilities for about 100 persons. All at very reasonable prices. We met in Sparks marina on Friday evening. Walked the 10 minutes to the club house for a light evening meal, sit in the bar / on the balcony to discuss the seasons sailing. Saturday was an activity day with a set meal in the evening to include members that will drive directly to the club. Sunday was a sail up the River Ems to a public pontoon for an al fresco Sunday Lunch. As with these events it was an opportunity for some of the boats to sail on together in a tour of the Solent or further West.
Looking forward to this season does anyone feel able to organise a Saturday evening or Sunday Lunch at your club for EOA members? Do you even feel that you could organise a Raleigh in your area? Please contact the secretary so that we may discuss and publicise. An early response would be appreciated as calendars fill up so quickly these days.
South Coast End of Season - Hayling Island Sailing Club - Sunday 4th October 2010
Our thanks goes to Andy Marshall (E29 Frejya) who hosted the South Coast "End Of Season" at his club the Hayling Island Sailing Club. Sunday 4th October 2009. The weather was clear skies which gave a warm start but we needed a jacket when we were having coffee on the external upper deck later in the day. This club is very modern with excellent facilities. Right a the entrance to Chichester Harbour the large expanse of water below the decking was busy all day. Not only larger vessels making their way in and out of the harbour but numerous dinghies were competing before our eyes. The club was hosting a open meeting of International Moths. I for one enjoyed myself, as I am sure did all attendees, who had a good opportunity to discuss their season with fellows in similar situations to their own.
East Coast End of Season - Colne Yacht Club - Sunday 18th October
Our thanks go to Chris Peet (E30 Moana) has arranged the East Coast "End Of Season" at the Colne Yacht Club , Brightingsea Sunday 18th October 2009. Given the time of year the weather could have been a lot worse; it was dry and warm when we entered the Colne Yacht Club for lunch and it had clouded over a little when we finished at mid afternoon. The club has unbroken views over Brightlingsea Creek which was still busy even this late into the season. A good time was had by all with tales of the season exchanged in the warmth and comfort of this nice restaurant and fine bar.
Ian French (E23 Eloisa) and Chris Peet (E30 Moana) organised this year's EC Raleigh on the River Colne.
The East Coast Raleigh was held over the weekend of 12th – 14th
of June, coinciding with the Brightlingsea boat show and the Gaffers Race.
Richard Way (E33 Owaissa) organised this year's SC Raleigh in Portland Harbour. The new Marina was recently opened as part of the preparations for the 2012 Olympics.
Wet and windy as always? Having suffered 2 years of weather disappointment we tried moving the event to later in the year for 2009. Did it help? No it did not! More than a few did not get to the event either because they could not afford, due to work commitments, to get trapped at Portland or they had to seek shelter, at an alternative harbour on their journey to Portland. The only actual boats to turn up were those that could make arrangements to arrive on the Thursday or had a relatively short journey.
The only E boats in Portland Harbour were E23 Ariel, E30 Snowbird, E31 Tabard
and E33 Owaissa. Did that mean we did not enjoy ourselves? Quite to the
contrary, as a lot more members came by car.
Nice as the new Portland Marina is we were all looking for a weather window for homeward or onward journeys. E31 Tabard left for Dartmouth on Monday morning, E23 Ariel and E30 Snowbird left for Dartmouth Monday evening. Our overnight crossing of Lyme Bay was in a Fresh S/SWS with lots of downpours. Even gusting to F6 / F7 the sea never exceeded moderate so we made good time. Visibility was so poor we had to go about 5 miles off to ovoid the Portland Race, so for a E23 to do the 51 miles, from cast off to being tied up, in 11 hours is a great testament to their seaworthiness. Chris Eker (E23 Ariel) was glad to be home and Cad Cust (E30 Snowbird) and Peter Lewis (E31 Tabard) and their crews could relax and do a little cruising. We were later joined by Ian and Jenny Stockdale in Solway Ranger. Thanks to Jo and Richard Way as organisers.
South Coast Fitting Out - Emsworth Slipper Sailing Club - Sunday 19th April
Derek Pullen (E29 Florya) organised a Sunday lunch at his club. Thanks to Derek and Shirley Pullen for organising the South Coast fitting out party at the Emsworth Slipper Sailing Club. It was a lovely setting in the restored Quay Mill with views out over the Ems estuary on a bright and sunny Sunday afternoon. No speeches, just a very splendid, good value, meal with sensibly priced liquid refreshments, with Excellent Company. Well done Derek and Shirley.
Previous Years Events
END OF SEASON 2008
The EOA organised a couple of "End of Season" events,
The first was a Sunday Lunch at the Mermaid, Port Solent, Hampshire on 12th October.
The 30 South Coast members that attended seemed to have a pleasant leisurely lunch. Youngest was Emily(3) of E33 Sash, the oldest looked much younger than he was. A few had made quite long journeys to attend but I think all agreed it was worth it as the company was excellent and we were blessed with a warm sunny day. During the proceedings Richard Way E33 Owaissa volunteered to be the 2009 Raleigh organiser. We will be discussing details later this year but I suspect we should all be planning to attend a Portland based event. Click for Mini Picture Gallery of EoS Solent
The second was a Sunday Lunch at the Wivenhoe Sailing Club, Essex on 19th October.
Association members were warmly welcomed to Wivenhoe SC by
Pauline Hart E31 Tara, the club commodore. The WSC has super facilities
including a licensed bar and excellent catering. The 25 members that attended
were provided with preferential treatment and a separate dining area where we
could all talk together and make some minor announcements without interrupting
other club members that were enjoying their Sunday Lunch. Two association
members Chris Peet E30 Moana and Ian French E23 Eloisa
2008 Raleigh was at Lymington.
Alistair Inglis (E23 Elissa) organised
the11th South Coast Raleigh
The Event was excellent as always.
Alistair had arranged a fishing competition on Saturday morning, but despite all our efforts no one caught a single fish, after which we took advantage of the Lymington market. In the afternoon Liz Scrace ( nee Webster) joined us and took us on a tour of the old Peter Webster Limited works and gave the members a sense of the the time when our boats were made. We enjoyed the company of old friends ( and a few drinks) before we made our way to the Royal Lymington Yacht Club for dinner. As it was regatta week we had a steel band entertainment before we sat down to dinner. On Sunday we awoke to strong winds gusting to 49 Knots. We retired to the Lymington Town Sailing Club and some decided to await a lessening of wind strength, others went home by train.