Sabre 27 Rallies

Sabre 27 Rallies are arranged on an area basis. The South Coast usually have two each year, one in June on the IOW and a second in October on the mainland to assist with members travelling by land if the weather is unkind. Other areas usually have one rally each year. Below are details of recent Sabre 27 rallies.

Marchwood Yacht Club Location

South Coast Autumn Rally, 16-17 Sept 2017
September 16, 2017 - September 17, 2017
Rally and Laying-up Supper at Marchwood Yacht Club, Southampton Water

Members are invited to our autumn rally and laying-up supper on the weekend of 16th-17th September, at Marchwood Yacht Club, in the upper reaches of Southampton Water. This is the same venue as in recent years because the club is hospitable and its mooring pontoons are sheltered under most conditions. This year they have a new chef and catering team.

HW Southampton on the Saturday is at 0749 and 2024 which means that boats coming from the west can carry the flood from early afternoon. Those coming from the east can start with a civilised breakfast, leave their harbour at around high tide and then find a west-going stream in Spithead until lunchtime. Distant members are welcome to arrive by road.

We do not have to pre-book moorings or meals. However, it always helps the caterers if I can give them advance notice of our likely numbers. I expect to be away and out of touch during August, so it would be helpful if as many attendees as possible could contact me about one week in advance (tel 023 8084 4804 or email to: kendean@onetel.com).

Marchwood Yacht Club Location

This year there is no mooring fee. The MYC pontoon ramp and road gate have security locks. Early waterborne arrivals should try to make contact with the club’s OOD (Alan Saunders on that day). Car-borne arrivals should try to attract the attention of someone in the compound. The bar should open at about 1800.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Organiser: Ken Endean
Organiser's Yacht: London Apprentice
Organiser's Tel: 023 8084 4804

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Marchwood Yacht Club Location

South Coast Autumn Rally, 10-11 Sept 2016
September 10, 2016 - September 11, 2016
Rally and Laying-up Supper at Marchwood Yacht Club, Southampton Water

Members are invited to our autumn rally and laying-up supper on the weekend of 10th-11th September, at Marchwood Yacht Club, in the upper reaches of Southampton Water. This is the same venue as in previous years but it is absolutely ideal for us. (Palm trees and golden sand might be nice but hey, this will be in September when decent shelter and good pontoon moorings are more comforting). The evening meal is invariably a convivial affair and sometimes rounded off by a quiz with an unhealthy prize.

HW Southampton on the Saturday is at 1720 which means that boats coming from the west can carry the flood from mid morning. Those coming from the east can either start with an early breakfast or leave their harbour against the flood and then find a west-going stream in Spithead from early-mid afternoon. Distant members are welcome to arrive by road.

We do not have to pre-book moorings or meals. However, it always helps the caterers if I can give them advance notice of our likely numbers. I expect to be away and out of touch during August, so it would be helpful if as many attendees as possible could contact me about one week in advance (tel 023 8084 4804 or email to: kendean@onetel.com).

Marchwood Yacht Club Location

Last year the mooring fee was £10 per boat. The MYC pontoon ramp and road gate have security locks. Early waterborne arrivals should try to make contact with the club’s OOD. Car-borne arrivals should try to attract the attention of someone in the compound. The bar opens at about 1930.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Organiser: Ken Endean
Organiser's Yacht: London Apprentice
Organiser's Tel: 023 8084 4804

Marchwood Yacht Club Location

South Coast Autumn Rally, 5-6 Sept 2015
September 6, 2015 - September 7, 2015
Rally and Laying-up Supper at Marchwood Yacht Club, Southampton Water

Members are invited to our autumn rally and laying-up supper on the weekend of 6th-7th September. Once again, we shall be meeting at Marchwood Yacht Club, in the upper reaches of Southampton Water. The moorings on the MYC pontoons are sheltered from most wind directions, with outer berths deep enough for fin-keelers at all tides. In the evening, we’ll eat in the club, where we always receive a warm welcome.

HW Southampton on the Saturday is at 1708 which means that boats coming from the west can carry the flood from mid morning. Those from (say) Chichester can either start with an early breakfast or leave harbour against the flood and then catch the early west-going stream in Spithead. Distant members are welcome to come by road.

Our June rally was cancelled because there were too few definite attendees to justify booking berths at Cowes, so this is a second chance for Southern-area members to have a get-together.

We do not have to pre-book moorings or meals. However, it helps if I can give the caterers advance notice of our likely numbers, so it would be helpful if as many attendees as possible could contact me about one week in advance (contact details below). If the weather turns bad, please come anyway – by car.

Marchwood Yacht Club Location

Last year the mooring fee was £10 per boat. The MYC pontoon ramp and road gate have security locks. Early waterborne arrivals should try to make contact with the club’s OOD. Road arrivals should try to attract the attention of someone in the compound. The bar opens at about 1930 and we may even have our traditional quiz.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Organiser: Ken Endean
Organiser's Yacht: London Apprentice
Organiser's Tel: 023 8084 4804

The South Coast Rally,  June 13 – 14  2015

The South Coast Rally, June 13 – 14 2015
June 13, 2015 - June 14, 2015
Shepards Wharf, Cowes, IOW

This  years rally will be held at Shepards Wharf, where we held many rallies years ago. The wharf is on the west side of the Medina entrance, just past Cowes. VHF Ch 80 if you want to call before arriving. Our moorings will be all together on pontoons.

Our evening meal will be at the Duke of York pub, which is just around the corner from the marina, all together on one table.  If you wish to come by road the marina is at:  Medina Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7HT.  01983 297821

Tides

Guaranteed by the Admiralty:
Sat. Dover/Portsmouth HW approximately 0916 hrs, neapy.

Weather

This year I do not propose to second guess the weather the phrase ‘Hostage to fortune’ springs to mind.  Whatever arrives we will deal with.

Put it in your diary now to avoid disappointment.

Please let me, Paul Howard, know if you are coming by the week before, earlier if possible.  If you can’t,  turn up anyway.

Latest News: Cancelled

I am afraid that due to lack of interest, we have to date only received one acceptance and a few apologies, we have had to cancel this rally.

As we had to make a firm booking of a minimum of six boats for the moorings, we have had no option but to notify Shepards Wharf that sadly, these moorings will not be needed.

Organiser: Paul Howard
Organiser's Yacht: Corsair

Cancelled due to bad weather

Marchwood Yacht Club Location

South Coast Autumn Rally, Sept 2014
September 6, 2014 - September 7, 2014
Rally and Laying-up Supper at Marchwood Yacht Club, Southampton Water

Members are invited to our autumn rally and laying-up supper on the weekend of 6th-7th September. Once again, we shall be sailing to Marchwood Yacht Club, in the upper reaches of Southampton Water. The moorings on the MYC pontoons are sheltered from most wind directions, with outer berths deep enough for fin-keelers at all tides. In the evening, we’ll eat in the club, where we invariably receive a warm welcome.

If you have not been there before, the Test is full of interest and could even justify a longer visit. There are vessels of all kinds (most of them easily avoided by keeping to the western side, just outside the buoyed channel) and Eling tide mill overlooks the head of navigation.

HW Portsmouth on the Saturday is at 0950 and LW Southampton at 1509, which happens to be ideal for boats coming from the East Solent, then up Southampton water with the early flood. Distant members are welcome to come by road (see note below, concerning gate security).

We do not have to pre-book moorings or meals. However, it helps if I can give the caterers advance notice of our likely numbers, so it would be helpful if as many attendees as possible could contact me about one week in advance (contact details below). If the weather turns bad, please come anyway – by car.

Marchwood Yacht Club Location

Last year the mooring fee was £10 per boat. The MYC pontoon ramp and road gate have security locks. Early waterborne arrivals should try to make contact with the club’s OOD. Road arrivals should try to attract the attention of someone in the compound. The bar opens at about 1930 and we may even have our traditional quiz.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Organiser: Ken Endean
Organiser's Yacht: London Apprentice
Organiser's Tel: 023 8084 4804

South Coast Rally, June 2014

South Coast Rally, June 2014
June 14, 2014 - June 15, 2014
The Folly Inn, The Medina River, Isle of Wight

There is still no better place than the Solent to have our rally, so we will be returning to the Folly Inn, Medina river, IOW where we have a suitable section of the mid stream pontoons opposite the Folly reserved for us. We should all be together as usual. Overnight mooring approximately £12. Water taxi across to the Folly for the evening meal, approximately £2.00 ish return or use your own dingy and risk that wet bum again!

Our table in the restaurant area, away from the Band, for the evening meal will be ready for 2000, with the usual varied menu of good food at sensible prices ordered at the bar.

Tides are: Guaranteed by the Admiralty:
Sat. Dover/Portsmouth HW approximately 1600 hrs, mid spring/neap.

Weather: This year I do not propose to second guess the weather the phrase ‘Hostage to fortune’ springs to mind. Whatever arrives we will deal with.

Put it in your diary now to avoid disappointment.
Please let me, Paul Howard, know if you are coming by the week before, earlier if possible.

Organiser: Paul Howard
Organiser's Yacht: Corsair

South Coast Rally, Sept 2013

South Coast Rally, Sept 2013
September 28, 2013 - September 29, 2013
Marchwood Yacht Club, Southampton Water

The South Area autumn rally and laying-up supper will be on the weekend of 28th-29th September. As usual, we shall be going to Marchwood Yacht Club, in the upper reaches of Southampton Water. The moorings on the MYC pontoons are well sheltered from most directions and the outer berths are deep enough for fin-keelers at all tides (and the weather in recent years has been fine!). In the evening, we shall eat in the club.

This is a good opportunity to inspect other Sabres, discuss modifications and pinch other members’ ideas. If you have not been there before, the Test is full of interest and definitely worth visiting in a weekend cruise.

HW Portsmouth on the Saturday is at 0608 and 1827, which is pretty convenient for boats coming from east or west, and the tides are very neap. Distant members are welcome to arrive by road (see note below, concerning gate security).

We do not have to pre-book moorings or meals. However, it helps the caterers if I can give them advance notice of our likely numbers, so it would be helpful if as many attendees as possible could contact me about one week in advance (tel 023 8084 4804 or email to: kendean@onetel.com). If the weather turns bad, please come anyway – by car.

Last year the mooring fee was £10 per boat. The MYC pontoon ramp and road gate have security locks. Early waterborne arrivals should try to make contact with the club’s OOD who will liaise with visitors. Road arrivals should try to attract the attention of someone in the compound. The bar opens about 1930 and we may manage to think up new questions for another quiz.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Organiser: Ken Endean
Organiser's Yacht: London Apprentice

South Coast Rally, June 2013

South Coast Rally, June 2013
June 15, 2013 - June 16, 2013
The Folly Inn, The Medina River, Isle of Wight

There is still no better place than the Solent to have our rally, so we will be returning to the Folly Inn, Medina river, IOW where we have a suitable section of the mid stream pontoons opposite the Folly reserved for us. We should all be together as usual. Overnight mooring approximately £12. Water taxi across to the Folly for the evening meal, approximately £2.00 ish return or use your own dingy and risk that wet bum again!

Our table in the restaurant area, away from the Band, for the evening meal will be ready for 2000, with the usual varied menu of good food at sensible prices ordered at the bar.

Tides are: Guaranteed by the Admiralty:
Sat. Dover/Portsmouth HW approximately 1000 hrs, mid spring/neap.

Weather: As last year, the Met Office failed to control the weather, I have choreographed an ‘Anti-rain dance’ to be performed on my foredeck the week prior the Rally. If this pleases the Gods, the weather will be:

Sat: Northerly 4, cloud 5%, viz – good, surf – slight .
Sun: Southerly 4, cloud 10% , viz – 15 miles, surf – moderate.

Put it in your diary now to avoid disappointment.

Organiser: Paul Howard
Organiser's Yacht: Corsair

Cancelled due to bad weather

East Coast Rally, Sept 2012

East Coast Rally, Sept 2012
September 15, 2012 -

For details and info contact Dave Smith on 01702 471169, dsmithlsc@hotmail.com, or e-mail him via the forum.

Organiser: Dave Smith
Organiser's Yacht: Gentle Nimbus
Organiser's Tel: 01702 471169

Marchwood Rally

South Coast Rally, Sept 2012
September 8, 2012 - September 9, 2012
Marchwood Sailing Club

The South Area autumn rally and laying-up supper will be on the weekend of 8th-9th September.

The location is again Marchwood Yacht Club, on the west bank of the River Test and facing Southampton container terminal, which usually provides some entertainment in the form of vast ships manouevring with ease. The moorings on the MYC pontoons are well sheltered from most directions (see attached photo). In the evening, we shall eat in the club. HW Portsmouth on the Saturday is at 1648, so boats coming from the west will have a fair tide up the Solent until about 1530. Boats coming from the east should get a favourable current past the Forts from about 1420.

Organiser: Ken Endean
Organiser's Yacht: London Apprentice

East Coast Rally, July 2012

East Coast Rally, July 2012
July 28, 2012 -
Brightlingsea yacht harbour

We are holding a rally at Brightlingsea yacht harbour on 28th/29th July.

Organiser: Dave Smith
Organiser's Yacht: Gentle Nimbus
Organiser's Tel: 01702 471169

Folly Rally

South Coast Rally, June 2012
June 16, 2012 - June 17, 2012
The Folly Inn, The Medina River, Isle of Wight

As there is no better place in the area, and it is pretty good,  we will be returning to the Folly Inn, Medina river, IOW where we have a suitable section of the mid stream pontoons opposite the Folly reserved for us, so we will all be together as usual.  Overnight mooring approximately £11.  Water taxi across to the Folly for the evening meal, approximately £2.00 ish return or use your own dingy and risk that wet bum again!

Our table in the restaurant  area, away from the Band, for the evening meal will be ready for 1945, with the usual varied menu of good food at sensible prices ordered at the bar.

Tides are: Guaranteed by the Admiralty:
Dover/Portsmouth HW approximately 1000 hrs, mid spring/neap.

Ordered from Met Office.com: Same as last year, didn’t I do well?
Sat: Northerly 4, cloud 5%, viz – good,  surf – slight.
Sun: Southerly 4, cloud 10% , viz – 15 miles, surf – moderate.

Put it in your diary now to avoid disappointment. For further information contact Paul Howard on the usual numbers.

Organiser: Paul Howard
Organiser's Yacht: Corsair

Cancelled due to bad weather

South West Rally, Feb 2012

South West Rally, Feb 2012
February 18, 2012 -
Bodmin Jail

Dear Sabre owner,

Just to let you know that six of us went to Jail on Saturday 18th Feb 2012. We had a very pleasant lunch of gruel and crusts, only joking, and a good chat.

However the main thing to come out of this exercise, (in a wet, cold and windy prison yard) was we agreed that we should have a Sabre 27 OA members Rally on the w/e of June 2nd – 5th in FOWEY! This is HM’s golden jubilee w/e and then to have another one in late August with the venue to be announced later.

All are invited and hopefully we will see at least 10 boats there!? OK so I know that some of you will be on the high seas or otherwise engaged. BUT if you might just come then please let me know and I will book places on the Pont pontoon but I need to know fairly soon.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

P.S. Philip Bridger, I am doing the SW area now so please put my details and the proposed rallies in the next edition of Rattling Sabres.

Organiser: Ian Kilpatrick
Organiser's Yacht: Cylesta

Marchwood Rally

South Coast Rally, Sept 2011
September 24, 2011 - September 25, 2011
Marchwood Sailing Club

This year, the tides were ideal for boats sailing from the eastern Solent. Marchwood is such a good venue that we certainly hope to return there in 2012…

Organiser: Ken Endean
Organiser's Yacht: London Apprentice

Folly Rally

South Coast Rally, June 2011
June 11, 2011 - June 12, 2011
The Folly Inn, The Medina River, Isle of Wight

After our ill treatment by the weather at the RVYC last June we have decided to return to the Folly Inn, Medina river, IOW where we have a suitable section of the mid stream pontoons opposite the Folly reserved for us, so we will all be together as usual. Overnight mooring approximately £11. Water taxi across to the Folly for the evening meal, approximately £2.00 ish return or use your own dingy and risk a wet bum!

Our table in the restaurant area, away from the Band, for the evening meal will be ready for 1945, with the usual varied menu of good food at sensible prices ordered at the bar.

Tides are: Guaranteed by the Admiralty:
Sat. Dover/Portsmouth HW approximately 0730 hrs, mid spring/neap.

Weather: Ordered from Met Office.com:
Sat: Northerly 4, cloud 5%, viz – good, surf – slight .
Sun: Southerly 4, cloud 10% , viz – 15 miles, surf – moderate.

Put it in your diary now to avoid disappointment. For further information contact Paul Howard on the usual numbers.

Organiser: Paul Howard
Organiser's Yacht: Corsair

Marchwood Rally Sept 2010

South Coast Rally, Sept 2010
September 25, 2010 - September 26, 2010
Marchwood, Southampton Water

The South Coast Rally was held as usual at Marchwood Sailing Club on 25th and 26th of September.

The autumn gathering for South Coast Sabres was like a heatwave in Antarctica: cold but brilliantly sunny!..

Organiser: Ken Endean
Organiser's Yacht: London Apprentice

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East Coast Rally, Sept 2010

East Coast Rally, Sept 2010
September 4, 2010 -
Brightlingsea yacht harbour

We are holding a rally at Brightlingsea yacht harbour on Saturday 4th September.

Organiser: Dave Smith
Organiser's Yacht: Gentle Nimbus
Organiser's Tel: 01702 471169

South Coast Rally, June 2010

South Coast Rally, June 2010
June 19, 2010 - June 20, 2010
Wooton Creek, Isle of Wight

The South Coast Summer Rally this year will be held at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club at the entrance to Wootton Creek,Isle of Wight on 19th & 20th of June. The catering facilities are excellent and affordable and we will be able to converse across the tables without shouting our heads off.

The pontoon provides permanent access to the shore with all club facilities, fin keelers will sink into the soft mud and stay upright at low water, no problem.

Organiser: Paul Howard
Organiser's Yacht: Corsair

South West Rally, May 2010

South West Rally, May 2010
May 30, 2010 -
Fowey Cornwall. Meet up local hostlery for food evening

Organiser: Mark Toogood
Organiser's Yacht: Galloper 2
Organiser's Tel: 01872 870050 or 07968 661698

East Coast Rally, May 2010

East Coast Rally, May 2010
May 9, 2010 -
Queenborough Yacht Club

A meet is being arranged at Queenborough Yacht Club on the 8th -9th May. A meal has been arranged.

We have the barge for the weekend so if you come you don’t have to find a buoy. The trot boat is also laid on.

Organiser: Dave Smith
Organiser's Yacht: Gentle Nimbus
Organiser's Tel: 01702 471169

South West Rally, Feb 2010

South West Rally, Feb 2010
February 20, 2010 -
Bodmin Jail, 1230 pm No Boats allowed!! Bodmin, Cornwall

Febuary 20th Saturday, Bodmin Jail, 1230 pm

May 30th Saturday meet up local hostlery for food evening. Bank Holiday week-end. All Boats and non Boaters welcome. Fowey Cornwall

Contact Mark for more details
01872 870050 or 07968 661698

Organiser: Mark Toogood
Organiser's Yacht: Galloper 2
Organiser's Tel: 01872 870050 or 07968 661698

Marchwood 2009

South Coast Rally, Sept 2009
September 26, 2009 - September 27, 2009
Marchwood Yacht Club, Southampton Water

I always look forward to the Marchwod Rally although this year I had the responsibility of organising it for the first time.

By the time I arrived several Sabres were already there, including Corsair, London Apprentice, Shadowfax and also Mooncross

Organiser: Tony Mynett
Organiser's Yacht: Bristol Sabre

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Folly rally

South Coast Rally, June 2009
June 13, 2009 - June 14, 2009
The Folly Inn, The Medina River, Isle of Wight

We had booked the same weekend as the Isle of Wight festival and all of a sudden the word went round that the Red Arrows were on the way to do their wonderful display. Sure enough they roared up the Medina and we had a ringside seat to the best display that I have ever seen, it seemed to go on for ages, WOW!…

Organiser: Paul Howard
Organiser's Yacht: Corsair

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South West Rally, May 2009

South West Rally, May 2009
May 23, 2009 - May 24, 2009
Fowey, Cornwall

The South West meet is a joint meeting with Mylor Yacht club which should have about 20 Boats. Meal ashore at Royal Fowey Yacht Club.

Mark Toogood will advise members when he knows more details. Generally those who sail meet on the mooring pontoons. We normally monitor Ch77.

Organiser: Matthew Phillips
Organiser's Yacht: Minerva

Marchwood Rally

South Coast Rally, Sept 2008
September 27, 2008 - September 28, 2008
Marchwood Yacht Club, Southampton Water

Our autumn rally and laying-up supper was again at Marchwood Yacht Club, on Southampton Water. With sheltered pontoon moorings, a good bar, excellent food and a warm welcome, this venue has proved ideal in recent years and didn’t let us down in 2008…

Organiser: Ken Endean
Organiser's Yacht: London Apprentice

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Folly Rally

South Coast Rally, June 2008
June 14, 2008 - June 15, 2008
The Folly Inn, The Medina River, Isle of Wight

Mindful of last years debacle caused by a flat spare wheel during the journey from our Hertfordshire home to our mooring in Ridge Wharf, Poole, I checked the wheel before loading the car, noting at the same time the presence of a shiny new 12 volt inflator in the side compartment. Having got underway not long after 0600 Friday we had an uneventful trip, arriving at our mooring in plenty of time to stow things away on board and make the final preparations for this years ‘shakedown’ passage…

Organiser: Paul Howard
Organiser's Yacht: Corsair

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South West Rally, May 2008

South West Rally, May 2008
May 13, 2008 - May 14, 2008
The Crooked Spaniards Inn, Cargreen, up the River Tamar

The South West Area held a rally on a calm sunny evening at The Crooked Spaniard Inn, Cargreen, up the River Tamar from Plymouth, on Tuesday May 13th 2008. Sabres Galloper 2 and Cylesta moored up to guest buoys, other members arriving by land. A total of nine enjoyed a convivial evening.

A shore rally will be held at Bodmin in February 2009 – all welcome. Contact Mark for details on 01872 870050.

Organiser: Mark Toogood
Organiser's Yacht: Galloper 2

Marchwood Sabre 27 Rally

South Coast Rally, Sept 2007
September 22, 2007 - September 23, 2007
Marchwood Yacht Club, Southampton Water

Was this the perfect rally? Fine weather, a very friendly venue, a good meal and even the quiz scores were pretty high!

Organiser: Ken Endean
Organiser's Yacht: London Apprentice

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Sabre 27 Folly Rally

South Coast Rally, June 2007
June 16, 2007 - June 17, 2007
The Folly Inn, The Medina River, Isle of Wight

We sailed from Poole at 0430 Saturday morning in a rising, brisk S/Westerly, arriving at The Folly moorings at 1130 where Stephen and Helen Lawrence (Shamal) who had sailed across Poole bay the evening before, anchored overnight in Keyhaven pool and drifted up the Solent in the morning, stood calmly ready to take our lines…

Organiser: Paul Howard
Organiser's Yacht: Corsair

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