GXSA Rally to Bembridge, Isle of WightSaturday February 13th


21st May 2016

Hot on the heels of the hugely successful Early Spring Rally to Hythe (9 boats, 28 people, and lots of merriment), this year's Late Spring Rally takes us to Bembridge on the Isle of Wight.  As usual, we will be staying at Duver Marina, but making a break from tradition, we're booked into Dan's Kitchen in St Helens for dinner (taxi's organised there and back).  Just getting a seat at Dan's Kitchen can be difficult as it's extremely popular, but  the power of advance planning means that we have a party booking!

A nice quote from Trip Advisor: Best Meal I've Ever Had

The menu is included below, so decide what you would like to eat, and let me know that you would like to come along (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

CLOSING DATE IS MAY 14th (that's sooner than you think, so book now!!!)

If you've not been to a GXSA Rally before, you should give it a go - you will certainly enjoy yourself.

  • Skippers - bring your boat.
  • Crew - Bring your Skipper
  • Car Drivers - feel free to drive to the event is you'd prefer not to sail
       (If anybody drives across the Solent in an amphibian car, I will personally buy their dinner) 

If you have no boat, or no crew, and no aquatic car, reply to the normal email addresses, and we will try to find you a place.  All members and guests are welcome.

 We already have 11 boats and 30people booked, and numbers may be limited by space in this bijou restaurant.  Skippers need to make sure that their crew are booked (see below).

First come, first served.

Saturday Afternoon

  • High Water: 12.17
  • Pontoon Party: 17.30
  • Dinner at Dan's Kitchen: 19.30

Sunday Morning

  • High Water 12.56
  • Morning ramble, or something even more interesting


Some photos and links to Dan's Kitchen.

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Menu for the Evening Meal. Please choose your options, and let us know what you would like:




A) Smoked haddock with macaroni cheese


B) Pigeon breast with shallot tart


C) Fishcakes with quail eggs, lemon cream


D) Onion bhaji with spiced vegetables, cauliflower puree




E) Catch of the day with herb risotto


F) Open fish pie with seasonal vegetables


G) Chicken breast with mushroom and pancetta tagliatelle


H) Confit duck leg, bubble and squeak, apple puree




I) Rhubarb and custard with blood orange sorbet


J) ‘Bourbon biscuit’ with Horlicks ice cream


K) Vanilla crème brulee with biscotti


L) Selection of ice creams and sorbet


Please let us know your order (eg. "A,E,J")


See you on the water!