Annual Rally – RYS Cowes, Isle of Wight
Saturday/Sunday – 03/04 September 2016
The Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes is already proving to be a popular destination for this year’s XYOA Annual Rally. Some 30 members and guests have already asked to attend, and there should be an impressive display of X-Yachts in the RYS Haven.
If you are hoping to attend and have not yet completed the booking form, then please do so at the earliest opportunity, as the event is just over four weeks away.
A reminder of the details of the Rally –
The Royal Yacht Squadron Haven has been reserved for member’s yachts on Saturday evening, 03 September 2016. Berthing is limited and places will be allocated in order of reservations received. If fully booked, there will be berthing places available on the Jubilee Pier. Berthing fees are the responsibility of owners and are to be paid to the RYS on arrival. High water Cowes is predicted to be approximately 13.15 hours BST on Saturday 03 September 2016.
An early evening reception will be held at the Castle, before members and their crews will enjoy a three-course dinner with wine. The reception and dinner including wine will cost £55.00 per person. Full details, including the menu, will be sent to all those wishing to participate in this splendid event, but in the meantime, in order to finalise the arrangements, please complete the form which is attached and send it to the Association’s secretary with the appropriate cheque.
In accordance with the traditions for dining on a Saturday evening at the Royal Yacht Squadron, the dress code is dinner jackets or mess kit for gentlemen, and ‘posh frocks’ for the ladies
The provisional programme is –
17.30 Welcome drink on-board a member’s yacht in the RYS Haven
18.30 Drinks reception at the Castle
Members who are unable to sail their yachts to Cowes are encouraged to come by ferry as the Ferry Terminal is close to the Royal Yacht Squadron. There is a good choice of hotels and B & B’s in Cowes for those not sleeping on their yachts, but book early as there is international power boat racing taking place that same weekend.
Please complete the attached form either on-line or forward by post with payment to Nicky Gardner at –
XYOA Hon Secretary
27 Astral Gardens