Lydney Rally 2024

Photo credit: Lydney Yacht Club

Lydney Yacht Club have invited members to attend their annual rally. The event will be on Saturday 7th September 2024. High Water is at 11:06 with a 7.5m tide and as an added incentive, the EA are allowing boats to stay in the harbour free of charge for the event.

Vessels can arrive on the Friday tide should they prefer – if so Will Gissing is planning a pre-Rally get together on Isis Tres. All vessels will need to leave on Sunday’s tide.

The Yacht Club will be holding a BBQ on Saturday evening and they invite any musicians to bring along their instruments for some live music. The bar will be open and camping is available to anyone that wises.

The EA are stating a maximum of 12 boats or so in the harbour so apply early to guarantee the space as LYC will apply a first-come first-served basis.

Please note that the EA require LYC to notify them 7 days in advance and then 24 hours before arrival (you’ll get an email to remind you!)

If you’d like to attend, please email Will Gissing (Will.Gissing@portishead.net) ASAP and let him know the following. An email confirmation will then be provided.

  • Details of the boat – name, LOA, draft, name of skipper & number of persons on board
  • Insurance certificates (EA requirement!)

EA Requirements

Please see below the conditions the EA require to be observed for visiting boats. In order to meet point 6 we need to ask you to provide insurance documents. You will note point 1 refers to the risk assessment which can be found here.

1) LYC will ensure full compliance with all Safety Parameters as discussed with the EA and as outlined in the attached Risk Assessment.

2) The overall responsibility for compliance with Lydney Harbour Safety regulations will remain with Lydney Yacht Club – so please behave or we’ll be in trouble!!

3) It will be necessary for all participants’ boat owners to sign a “Letter of Consent,” which the EA will provide to the club later.

4) The EA need details of incoming boats no later than 7 days prior to the event and then confirmation 24 hours before arrival. Will will do this and furnish EA & LYC with the final list including details of the visiting boats.

5) As a gesture of goodwill, this year there will be no mooring fee for the participants; however, please be aware that this may change in the future.

6) Please ensure that all invited boats are fully insured and compliant with local and national marine laws, including River Severn byelaws 1974.

LYC look forward to seeing you 

All the very best

Will and the LYC committee.

Posted in Cruising Story, Upcoming Event.