Category: Rallies

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Bembridge Rally 2023

I now have the rally booking codes and prices for both Yarmouth and Bembridge Marinas for the June rally. Bookings for this rally can now be taken.

Listed below is the itinerary that the majority have said they be would most likely take.

Monday 12th June         Poole to Yarmouth

Leave Poole @ approx. 0900

Berth at Yarmouth and eat out at a pub.  

Tuesday 13th June         Yarmouth to Bembridge

Berth at Bembridge

2 BBQ’s and Marque booked for the evening.

Wednesday 14th June    Bembridge to Yarmouth

Berth at Yarmouth

Eat out at a pub.

Thursday 15th June     Yarmouth to Poole

Based on this I have booked

10 overnight berths at Yarmouth on 12th June

10 overnight berths at Bembridge on 13th June

10 overnight berths at Yarmouth on 14th June

These are all on a first come first served basis.

I understand that some members may prefer to either sail straight to or from Bembridge in order to have more than one day there. If that’s the case, please let me know and I will approach Bembridge to extend the 10% discount period. For now, the discounts only apply to the above dates as I could not guarantee the required minimum 5 boats on the other evenings.

Booking details

Bembridge (Duvar)  Rally Code NH531

                                        Cost £4.47/m less 10%

                                        (Less 2022 refund if applicable)

At Bembridge each boat is booked individually by the skipper of that boat using their online booking system, and payment for the berth is made at the time of booking. 

Bookings for this rally closes on the 23rd May therefore it is highly recommended that your booking is done as soon as possible.


Please note there are separate rally codes for outward and homeward passages.

12th June         Rally Code   71/23

14th June          Rally Code 72/23

                  Cost up to   23ft –   £20 per night (less 10%)

                                       24-29ft – £24.50 per night (less 10 %)

                                       30-34ft – £30.00 per night (less 10%)

                                       35ft and over – £ 36.00 per night (less 10%)

Booking arrangements at Yarmouth are different from that of Bembridge.

All bookings for the rally discount are done through the rally organiser. I will therefore need the following details please: _

  • Name of boat:
  • Length overall:
  • Draft: (for my information only for future rallies)
  • Email address:
  • Mobile No:
  • Dates you intend to berth at Yarmouth:

Please send these details to me via the rallies WhatsApp page or, preferably, by email to  ***Not the office email address***

May I suggest that you add to your contacts to prevent email updates going into your spam.

Payment for berthing at Yarmouth is done by the individual skippers on arrival.

Yarmouth have informed me that they are very busy on 14th June because of other rallies already booked so I would suggest we book early in case we need more than our 10 pre booked allocated berths.

This rally is open to all NHYC members, and it would be great if it could be quite inclusive. So, if you have a motorboat that you can sleep on or if you have a cruiser and would like to experience, perhaps for the first time, the joy of rally cruising-in-company please get in touch with me. Also, I have been approached by a couple of members, currently without boats, who would like to crew. One with a great deal of experience who would be a great asset on a rally.

Wishing you all a windy season,

Grahame McLachlan

North Haven Yacht Club Rallies Section

North Haven Yacht Club has a great heritage in cruiser sailing. We are proud of our growing cruiser fleet with a wonderful eclectic mix of vessels and experience of skippers and crew. With the philosophy of ‘one size does not fit all’, there is a place for everyone, irrespective of the cruiser you sail or your experience.

In addition to our weekly handicapped cruiser racing, we organise more gentle social sailing rallies throughout the season where, as a club, we sail to a marina somewhere on the south coast. These marinas have good facilities and the discounted berths are pre booked. The rally is usually held over a weekend.

If you are interested in cruising-in-company, exploring new cruising grounds or looking for inspiration for your next cruising adventure then take a look at the NHYCrallies coming up this season.

A NHYC rally is for everyone whether you are new to sailing or a seasoned cruiser. Sometimes a first time explore to waters new is best undertaken with experienced support around you, or you may be experienced and enjoy the company and social aspects of cruising-in-company. Whichever you are, you can be sure that the mix of cruising, fun and socialising will make every rally an experience to remember, as well as being a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new friends.

Our rallies offer fun and social cruising-in-company, with plenty packed into the days beyond the cruising.

Please send any queries, suggestions or expressions of interest, etc. to: