Drascombe Association

Events 2019

Events marked SSD are especially Suitable for Smaller Drascombes.

Members will find a link to a downloadable version of the application form in the Rally Toolkit in the Members section of the Forum.

If you would like some more information before deciding to attend any of the events all you need to do is to contact the organiser concerned - they will be glad to hear from you.

The committee encourages any Association member to organise additional rallies and will provide assistance if required. Please contact Jack O'Keeffe events@drascombe-association.org.uk

List of 2019 Events

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List updated 18/07/2021

Drascombe Association Events (organised by DA Members)
Date Event/Venue Organiser Details
August 6th to 9th
LOUGH NEAGHDavid Camlin NEW DATES! Lough Neagh, the biggest lake in the United Kingdom, is bigger than Loch Lomond, Windermere & Llyn Tegid put together. Join us for 4 days exploring the centre of Northern Ireland. Visit Ram’s Island, the Kinnego Nature Reserve and the Ballinderry River, finishing at Toome on Tuesday 1 June. See the FORUM for more information including the BRIEFING notes.
Aug 13th to 15th

Falmouth 'Tall Ships' Rally 2021Nick HewsDA Rally based at Mylor Marina for the pre race period of the Tall Ships event. See the FORUM for more details.
Week Commencing 14th August
CRAOBH and WEST COASTBob HeasemanNEW DATES! Bob is in touch with Craobh to see when the “traditional” day sail weekend and cruise or just a “launch and go” cruise might be possible. The plan for the usual day sailing at the weekend followed by a cruise. Please register your interest and Bob will keep folk advised as things evolve at the Marina and in the surrounding area. No fee
Aug 14th & 15th
HARWICHTim ReadHarwich Area rally Based at Levington/SYH. See the FORUM
Aug 16th to 20th
East Coast CruiseTim Read NEW DATES August East coast cruise will follow on from the Harwich Rally for those who want to explore further.
Aug 21st & 22nd
Kenmare RiverRoy JohnstonJoin us for a return to the Kenmare River following the successful inaugural event in 2019. This year we are proposing to base the rally at Star Outdoors by kind permission, near Dowros, approx 7km from Kenmare on the south shore of the bay, providing access to a wide range of destinations. Monitor this entry for instructions.
Sep 01st to 3rd 2021
LOMOND feeder cruiseAlan WilliamsBalloch has become the preferred launching site with large slipway and adequate parking. Arriving on Wednesday 1st September, the group will stop overnight amongst islands, heading north to Ardlui Marina following day.Ardlui Hotel has rooms or “glampiing pods” for those wishing to stay onshore overnight. Friday 3rd September, we will return to islands, joining main Rally attendees.
Sep 3rd to 5th 2021

LOCH LOMONDAlan WilliamsMuster on Friday at Swing Bay. Saturday 4th September Lomond Rally will meet on North Beach on Inchmurrin, sailing around islands before returning to Inchmurrin Hotel for overnight. Please note that The hotel runs a ferry service which would enable non sailing members to attend evening meal.
Sep 10th to 12th
Lough DergJack O'Keeffe2021 is Lough Derg's turn in our Autumn get together rotation of the lakes. Save the date and watch for new details
Sep 11th & 12th
UllswaterAndy BiggsUllswater based at the Glennridding Further details can be found on the forum
Sept 18 & 19
CONISTONAndy Biggs New Dates! Come to the home of Swallows & Amazons and experience the world of Arthur Ransom The club has changed the way it collects visitor fees, please send forms and fees to the organiser by 8 September. Please see FORUM for more details
October 9th
Northern area Autumn walkAndy BiggsNew Dates Rescheduled to the Autumn due to COVID. Save the date for another sociable outing to meet greet with a spring in your step. More information in the FORUM.


Dutch Drascombe Rallies
Date Event/Venue Organiser Details

Netherlands events Michel MaartensSee https://www.nkde.nl/ for Dutch rallys


Non-Drascombe Association Events - names in brackets are Drascombe contacts, not organisers.
Date Event/Venue Contact Details
Sep 4th and 5th
Belfast Maritime FestivalJohn WhiteDrascombe Association invited to take part, there should be some tall ships and many other maritime attractions. See the FORUM .

There is a default £5 registration fee for each event, payable to the organiser. Rallies are only open to members of the Association - details of how to join the Association are here.

On longer cruises it is best to plan as if you were going to make the trip on your own. Have adequate safety gear, communications, spare parts and tools to suit the itinerary. The other boats are there for company and reassurance, not to be relied upon for basic needs.

The booklet SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR RECREATIONAL BOAT USERS provides guidance on appropriate equipment and preparations. It is available from the RYA, 0845 345 0400 or the RNLI, 0845 122 6999. Both also provide other guidelines and checklists.

Please assist by timely informing the organiser of your intentions regarding participation, before and during the event.