2023 Poole Rally (April 28 – May 1)

Announcing GXSA’s first Rally of the Summer Season. Please register using this link

Poole Harbour at Sunset

Following on from last years successes, we’ve decided to be a little more adventurous.

A three (or four) day event for those people prepared to try something new.

We’re going to Poole (harbour), amongst other places !!!

The plan is roughly:

  • Friday 28th April (optional) – Rendezvous at Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Skippers can make their own way to Yarmouth and get a berth on Yarmouth’s normal First Arrival basis.
    I expect that that crews may like to party beforehand… We usually do!!
    Dinner will be in one (or more) of the hosteltries in Yarmouth.
  • Saturday 29th April – Rendezvous at the anchorage South East of Furze Island, South of Brownsea Island. If the weather is favourable, we’ll raft up, at anchor.
    Dinner will be shared on-board – we’re still working out exactly how this will happen. Probably, we’ll share the cooking and cram onto 2 or 3 of the larger boats to eat. In 2022 we demonstrated that it can be done, and everyone really enjoyed it….”better than eating in a resataurant“.
  • Sunday 30th April – We have a Rally Booking on the Dan Bran pontoon at Lymington.
    There will be a Pontoon Party.
    Dinner will be at the Lymingon Yacht Haven Restaurant. The menu is seasonal, and changes weekly, dependant on what’s available. A typical menu is available here. We’re eating from their a-la-carte menu, ordering when we arrive at the restaurant, so no pre-booking, and you can eat as little or as much as you like. Pay for dinner directly to the restaurant.
  • Monday 1st May – We’ll start the day with a walk ashore.
    After lunch make your way back to your home port.
Anchoring South East of Furze Island. If the weather is kind to us, we will probably raft under under fore & aft anchor.

If you’d like to come along:

  • Skippers – Please confirm your boat and plans by registering here. Who will be in your crew? Do you intend to join us Friday evening?
  • No Boat? – Let us know if you’d like to come along: Register here. We can usually find a kindly skipper who can offer you a berth.

If you have any questions, please add them to the Registration Form, or email info@gxsa.org.uk.


Stuart Gaunt


29th April 2023 @ 12:00 PM 1st May 2023 @ 12:00 PM BST


Saturday April 29th
Tides @ Portsmouth

Poole Harbour

Saturday April 29th
Tides @ Poole Harbour


£40 per person, to include:

  • 2 x Pontoon Parties
  • 1 x on-board dinner.


  • Food and drink on Friday in Yarmouth
  • A la carte dinner at the restaurant in Lymington

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