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Date Marina Host yacht & Rally Organiser Contact details Notes
1st Rally

 

Sat April 21st

Sun April 22nd

 

Wheels option.

 

 

Combined Rally & AGM – Marchwood Sailing Club

 

(River Test – opposite Herbert Walker Docks – the Cruise liner wharf)

 

Pontoon Party @ 1700hrs then..

AGM starts @ 1730hrs, max 2hrs.

 

 

Gary Heward

 

(AmyLou)

 

Please confirm attendance ASAP to “gary.heward@btinternet.com”

 

Skittles match – MOA v Marchwood sailing Club

+ tbc “The Salty Dogs” singing sea shanties

Provisionally booked.

 

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2nd Rally

 

W/End Sat 12th May

Poole Harbour – exact location tbc. Julian Trimming & Niel Niven jtrimming@hotmail.com Tide turns to ebb @ Hurst Point approx. 0850hrs
3rd Rally

 

W/End Sat 23rd June

 

Cherbourg – provisional

 

Port Chanteryne.

00 33 2 33 87 6570

 

Contact – Magali Hamon

(magali.hamon@cherbourg.fr)

Andy & Sarah Horwood saraandyh@yahoo.co.uk

 

Provisionally contacted. Discount of 20% if 5 boats or more.

Wine event available

 

VHF Channel 9

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Tide turns to ebb @ Hurst Point approx. 0630hrs

 

4th Rally

 

W/End Sat 14th July

 

 

Bembridge

Richard & Lorraine Sams Sat HT 1226hrs

Sun HT1316hrs

(Will check)

5th Rally

 

W/End Sat 4th or W/End Sat 18th Aug

 

Chichester Sally & Robert Ledger Flood tide at the bar starts approx. 0927hrs Sat 4th Aug & on Sat 18th @ approx. 0952hrs
6th Rally

 

Sept ?? mid week Rally

 

Portsmouth – Royal Clarence Andy Verdon
7th Rally

14th/15th Oct

 

East Coast Rally – Yacht or car Peter & Sue Stonestreet + David Bronwick peter@stonestreet.me.uk

After good weather in the week, Saturday bought cool air and overcast skies with no wind meaning that the iron jib was the order for the day for most Maxis heading down to Poole on May 12th for the Maxi rally.  Misty was the exception, coming later down the Solent, Nigel and Geoff persevered and sailed most of the way across Poole Bay.

In the afternoon, we were joined by Chris Holloway and Dave from RNLI, invited to help us inspect and repack lifejackets. We all learned something from them including the first thing to do with a man overboard – call in a MAYDAY!  Inspection of lifejackets identified loose gas bottles, loose firing cartridges plus a number of out of date firing cartridges.  I will leave it to others to own up to who’s were most out of date!  Only Misty passed with flying colours.

We had 6 MOA boats alongside in Poole Quay Boat Haven plus one guest and when Neil and Debbie Niven from Ruby Max joined the pontoon party (aboard Lookin Foor Kloos as it was cold in the evening), we had 18 members and guests present which I understand is still not a record for a Maxi 1000!

Dinner was at the Rancho Steakhouse just opposite the marina – the food was great when it arrived but enough said. The company and discussion as always was the star of the evening.

Sunday saw a complete change in the weather – brilliant sunshine, clear blue sky and with most Maxis leaving at 10:30 – 11:00 to catch the tide back through Hurst, we had a brilliant sail back across Poole Bay and up through the Solent in force 3-4 SW winds – the type of sailing Carolyn likes and makes us all look forward to the rest of the season!

Maxi owners present

Maxi Members Maxi Members
Lookin Foor Kloos Carolyn and Julian Trimming Asante Andy and Sara Horwood
Ariam Andy and Pam Verdon Leda of Hamble David Brown & Kate
Suive Richard and Lorraine Sams Neroli Rod and Carole Minkey
Ruby Max Neil and Debbie Niven Misty Nigel Chilcott and Geoff

Many thanks to those who have entered the 2018 photo competition.  We have 8 entered photographs of “Maxis at play” which clearly show how we enjoy our yachting and have a few close calls along the way!

We will present the prize at the AGM on 21st April so I would be grateful if you could cast your vote by April 18th to jtrimming@hotmail.com giving the picture number you are voting for.

For those of you attending the AGM, we look forward to seeing you there.

 Photo 1 – Caught on port – Solo

Photo 2 Chichester Rally

 Photo 3 DB 1

 Photo 4 DB2

 Photo 5 Isles of Chaussay

Photo 6 Maxi Magic prepared to play

 Photo 7 Maxi Magic at play

 Photo 8 Trawling for the mark

 

 

WANTED!  WORDPRESS TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATOR FOR M-O-A WEBSITE

An hour or so a month to ensure the present website operates correctly and its software is kept fully updated.  Also to maintain domain names, email forwarding,  and hosting/associated accounts.

More details…

1) Ensure the WP installation continues operating correctly and that the software for both the basic WP installation and its associated Plug-ins/Themes is kept strictly up-to-date.

2) Ensure domain names, hosting account, and associated accounts/subscriptions (e.g. for off-site backup, plug-ins) are renewed and in credit and to liaise with the respective support help-desks as the occasion necessitates.

3) Work with and support MOA volunteers who undertake day-to-day editing of web content and management of member user-names/passwords.

The WP installation is administered via a simple browser interface and no coding or programming skills are involved for the current MOA site.  WP is extremely easy to learn but ideally requires someone already confident with normal Office type applications.  Administration of hosting facilities and domain names (and email redirection) is likewise browser based.  Experience of FTP and database concepts might be an advantage in understanding how WP operates in the hosting environment.

Time Requirements: Under normal circumstances, the WP installation needs checking for required software updates each week which only takes a few minutes.  From time to time, web-site content together with its menu/page structure should be checked for relevancy, valid links, etc. to ensure it remains a good window for the Association and its membership.

Full hand-over support will be provided as required by the out-going Administrator.

Current Arrangements: (All with genuine UK-based companies):

Web host:  TSOHost.com      Domain Registrar:  123-reg.co.uk      Offsite backup: myRepono.com

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