Solent Sailors rallies 2023
Guidance for the individual day organiser.
All rally venues have been pre-booked.
Each day is to have a separate day's rally organiser.
David Dodgson will send out the rally notices approximately four weeks in advance and this will include the individual day organisers email address so that members can contact them directly to book.
Procedure to take when the Provisional Programme is established after the AGM -
All organisers and Co-ordinators will be provided with list of paid-up members with their email addresses /Tel numbers
1) Venue and Marina contacts
When you have agreed to be the organiser of a specific event, you need to contact the venue, i.e. Pub, Marina, Sailing Club before year end if possible and make a provisional booking for the suggested date.
Make sure you have specified lunch or dinner as required.
Always make the point that, as it is a sailing event, the weather is key. If weather is doubtful, contact venue 1 week in advance but at least 2 days notice will be given if we need to cancel.
Early next year, contact the Venue and confirm the booking, and a “book by” date,
Ask for menu choices and prices, dress code and time
Do they require individual menu choices?
Do they require a deposit?
Contact the Marina for provisional booking. Ask for their call sign and any tidal limitations.
If contact was by phone, take the name and e-mail address of the person you had the discussion with and confirm all the above points in writing.
If not in a Marina, arrange moorings and Ferry to get ashore
If a deposit is required ask Jane Blaydes (Treasurer) to pay it. Remember to ask for refund afterwards.
2) At least 14 days before
Fleet Captain or Co-ordinator may need to chivvy organisers to send in their information to be advertised
For single event - Organiser 10-14days , send all relevant information out on the members email system
For weekly event - Organiser to advise Weekly Co-ordinator at - see programme -
Co-ordinator will then advertise on the members email system
Venue, Marina and date of event
Call sign for entering Marina and any other information
Or Details for moorings and Ferry to get ashore - or advise bring tender
Specifications for Venue – time and dress etc
Menus and request Choice of menu if applicable
Book by date - this should be a day earlier than that of the Venue!
Email contact for members to book with you
3) Keep a list of people coming and always acknowledge email bookings as otherwise members are not sure if their email has been received.
On their ‘book by date’, inform venue of final numbers/menu choices etc.
Advise Marina of numbers of boats, their names, length and draft. - as specified on the members list.
If weather is doubtful, communicate with either Fleet Captain or Co-ordinator and advise venue 1 week in advance to cancel or advise of possibility of canceling
At the venue - decide whether gratuities should be made individually by collection, included in initial price or if a sum should be given out of fleet funds.
Or - beforehand buy gift for hosts - eg Sailing Clubs
HISC TENDER SERVICE will initially be organised by Fleet Captain for all events during the summer .
The Fleet Captain will also check the Tender Service availability for departure and return before each daily event
Acquire from Dave Dodgson a list of Organisers and their email addresses.
Contact all your daily organisers and collect all relevant information from each as detailed above. 10-14days , send out on members email system
You need to know all boats participating and all members coming by land
Weather - keep a check on weather. It will be your responsibility to decide if cancellation due to strong winds is necessary, or if events should be delayed or aborted mid week.
Tender Service . The day before departure, make sure the Tender Service will be running as requested.
The day before return, check Tender Service availability and advise members by what time they should return
HISC Tender Service -
will initially be organised by Fleet Captain for all events during the summer .
The Fleet Captain will also check the Tender Service availability before each daily event
Co-ordinators should check for their week
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