2023 Folly Rally (June 3rd – 4th)

GXSA’s second Rally of the Summer Season. Please register your interest by clicking here.

We’ll update this page as the plans come together.

Folly Inn

All Solent yachties know the Folly Inn on the Medina River, south of Cowes.

We’ve secured the walk-ashore pontoons, but some people may prefer the mid-river pontoon.

GXSA Regulars will know the proven format for the weekend:

  • Find a friendly Skipper, with a boat
  • Make your way to Cowes, then carry on up the Medina, and moor at the Folly Inn.
  • Pontoon Party starts at 6:00pm. An opportunity to catch up with friends, and make new friends.
  • Dinner starts at 7:30pm. This will be a la carte, ordered and paid by you, on the night.
  • The party continues until everyone’s exhausted
  • Sunday morning sees a variety of potential activities: Coffee in the Folly, A walk into Newport (or half-way, to Island Harbour) for coffee, a dinghy ride upstream to Newport for coffee. Take your pick.
  • Departure for home around midday.

If you’d like to come along:

Viewed from above you can see the walk-ashore and mid-stream pontoons

Any questions? Add the to the registration form, or email info@gxsa.org.uk


Stuart Gaunt


3rd June 2023 6:00 PM

Saturday 3rd June
(Springs – 4 days)
Tides @ Portsmouth


£15 Per Person (including £5 deposit against a-la-carte dinner)

Joining Instructions


Please register your interest. For a booking of our size, The Folly Inn need us to pre-book our dinner choices. The menu will be available early May.

We need to pay a deposit for dinner early May


Skippers , as you approach the Folly Inn on the 3rd,, please call the Folly Launch on VHF Ch72 for berthing instructions.

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