Drascombe Association

Events 2020

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 2020 Events

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List updated 06/05/2021

Drascombe Association Events (organised by DA Members)
Date Event/Venue Organiser Details
May 24th to 30th
South Coast CruiseDick PizeyCruise to Chichester and day sail in harbour
May 29th
Pre-season meet up East RegionTim Read UPDATE! Due to the current public health status and other practicalities the meet-up will now held at the Elevden Inn IP24 3TP as it is more central in the East Region, though a long way from the sea! Note the new date.
May 29th to 30th
Upper Orwell rallyTim ReadCancelled due to COVID
June 05th or 12th
Carlingford Lough RallyJohn WhiteDate depends on easing of restrictions. The CSC restaurant has move to the village, the slipway, parking, camping, small kitchen in the sailors cabin and toilets are all available. For the Gentlefolk of Leisure there may be an opportunity to stretch the rally into a cruise at one or both ends, live aboard.
June 18th
Strangford LoughJohn StanageThe Drascombe fleet is growing in Strangford Lough,we will be welcome to EDYC solstice celebrations. Details of the midsummer event including the date to be confirmed.
Late June / Early July
South Coast CruiseDick PizeySolent to South West cruise and return
July 02nd
Pwllheli, North WalesDave StaniforthFri 2nd to Sun 4th will be based on the pontoons (SSD)with emphasis on family sailing to local beaches and bays (eg. Llanberog). Mon 5th to Thurs 8th will be liveaboard on a cruise around Tremadog Bay. Further details can be found at this link to the FORUM.
July 18th to August 5th
NORTH-EAST COAST - IRELANDDavid Camlin New Dates! The outline plan is to launch in County Down and sail the lovely Antrim Coast taking in the Copeland Is, Rathlin, and the Bann Navigation into Lough Neagh. This cruise can be joined for any section. See the FORUM for more information
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
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. He is considering w/c 17th July, 7th or 14th August (West Highland Week, if it happens is 31st July to 6th August). He will advise as soon as he hears from them. We will plan for our usual day sailing at the weekend followed by a cruise. Please register your interest and I 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, approx 7km from Kenmare on the south shore of the bay, sheltered inside Dinish Island, so we can avail of their large ramp for launch/recovery, sheltered anchorage for live aboards & the hospitality of Con's Restaurant. Further details to follow when we see how the season develops.
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, so forms and payments will need to be submitted in advance. 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
May 29th to June 5th
Sail CaledoniaGreat Glen Boating ClubCANCELLED due to COVID. See the website for more.
Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th Jul
Weymouth 2021Churchouse BoatsThe return of Drascamp has been postponed until next year, however CBL are organising an event at Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy, Email sharon(at)drascombe.uk for further details.

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.