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Gosport Rally - 24th March

Our first rally of 2018 will be to Haslar Marina, Gosport and will include an afternoon visit to the new National Maritime Operations Centre at Fareham.

Several members may recall the very interesting and informative visit to Solent Coastguard some years ago. The Lee-on-the-Solent base, like so many others, has been closed and replaced by the new NMOC at Fareham.

This Rally should suit all members as it can be attended by those arriving by boat or by car. Those coming by car and wishing to stay overnight may find a berth available on yachts whose members are based at Haslar or Gosport marina. Alternatively there are a number of nearby hotels.

We have been very fortunate to reserve a date for a visit to the new centre. Numbers are however limited so if you are interested please add your name to the list (it will be first come, first served).

The Centre has a very high level of security and the Names of all attending will need to be submitted together with vehicle registration numbers at least 14 days before the visit. All attendees will also need to bring photographic ID with them to get through Security on arrival. 

The provisional timetable for the Saturday 24th is as follows:

12:00 Meet at Haslar Marina (or 13:45 at the NMOC).
14:00 Visit to the National Maritime Operations Centre at Fareham.
17:00 Afternoon tea and snacks aboard Skippers’ Rhapsody in Haslar Marina.
18:30 Dinner at “Hardy’s at Haslar” restaurant by Haslar Marina.


More details will be published here and also sent to those who wish to attend. As the number of visitors to the Centre is restricted, to avoid disappointment, would you please send your name/s and e-mail address as soon as possible to:

webmaster@readingoffshore.org.uk

I looking forward to seeing many members
at this first rally of 2018

Ed Davies


Follow THIS LINK for access to the pdf forms to add your details and (if coming to the Hardy’s dinner) make your selections from the menu.

Having entered the required details on the forms, please save the PDF file, then attach and send in an email to me at:

skipper@edavies.free-online.co.uk