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Autumn Meet 2011

  • 01 Oct 2011
  • 02 Oct 2011
  • Royal Lymington Yacht Club


(depends on selected options)

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Please register now for this event. Although in October, we would like to know numbers for the trip to Hurst Castle, so your booking by 31st August will help with planning.
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The 2011 Autumn Meet will return to Lymington this year and dinner on Saturday will be at the Royal Lymington Yacht Club where we’ve been able to hold prices to 2009 prices! Berths have been provisionally reserved at the Lymington Yacht Haven for the night of Saturday 1st October and the Autumn Meet Dinner will be held in the Dining Room of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club at 1900 for 1930. 

Dinner on Sat 1st October
A cash bar will be available before dinner. Dinner will comprise three courses:

Smoked fish paté
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Beef bourguingon with rice
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Choice of sweet
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A vegetarian option is available.  Dinner will be accompanied by Club wine. The cost for dinner is £34 per person and includes a half bottle of white or red house wine per person and service.  Additional wine is available at extra cost to the individual. 

Rig is Reefers or similar with Club Tie.

The Royal Lymington Yacht Club is very well appointed with a beautiful bar and terrace (visit and has facilities and a lift for the disabled. It occupies a prime riverside location with excellent views and a memorable evening may be anticipated. Guests are welcome.  

Trip to Hurst Castle on Sun 2nd October
Subject to enough take-up (we’ll need a minimum of 8 participants), there is an optional visit planned to Hurst Castle on Sunday morning at an additional £14 per head which will include minibus from LYH (£5), a return ferry from Keyhaven (£3.50) and admission to Hurst Castle (£5.50) and includes a RNVR YC special guided tour and free tea and biscuits.

IMPORTANT: as the event organisers need to book a minibus, with plenty of notice, would you please make your booking for this event and indicate your interest in the Hurst Castle trip as soon as possible (ideally by 31st August) 

Timetable: departure LYH at 0930, return to LYH by 1230, just in time for....

Pontoon Party on Sun 2nd Oct
Upon return from Hurst Castle (1230), a pontoon party is planned for Sunday lunchtime for which party-goers are asked to bring a bottle of good quality sparkling wine and some nibbles.

The Lymington Yacht Haven has currently reserved 8 berths for yachts between 30 and 40 feet for Saturday 1 Oct. Their charges are £3.13 per metre including VAT which covers pontoon electricity, water, and good washing and showering facilities at the offices. They wish to know the name of the boat, LOA, skipper and his/her mobile phone no later than 1 September. They require a £10 deposit per boat refundable with advanced notice, (even on the day if weather conditions are bad). 

You can make your berthing booking when you register for the event and then make your £10 deposit payment to the RNVR Yacht Club along with your costs for the Saturday dinner.  Members are reminded that it is their responsibility to settle their berthing fees directly with the Lymington Yacht Haven although your £10 deposit paid through us will be deducted from your final bill from LYH.

Berths are normally available from midday of the day booked. The Haven can be contacted on Channel 80 or Tel: 01590 677 071. Members who wish to arrive earlier or stay later than this should make their own arrangements with the Haven. 

About Lymington
The town of Lymington and its environs area steeped in history and for those who have never visited, is well worth a visit; it is served by South West Trains and a car ferry from the Isle of Wight. 

You may come therefore as the Royal Marines say “Per mare per terram” ! 

More information on Lymington is available from and  
(Their own .com website .... impressive! Ed.)

Shore Parties Welcome
Shore parties are particularly welcome and are encouraged, if travelling a distance to make a week-end of it. The RLymYC web site lists local accommodation. 

The Mayflower Hotel is just opposite the RLymYC. Their web site contains some excellent marine images.  Contact them via or 01590 672160.  The hotel is, however, not large and early booking is suggested. 

The Bosun’s Chair in Station Street in town is a very pleasant pub/hotel with a good dining room, a secluded garden and a car park.  They are on and 01590 675140.

Next Steps
Bookings should be made using the Register button, as soon as possible and by 23rd September at the latest in order to facilitate dinner and berth bookings
  • Skippers please say whether you wish to book a berth through the Club (remember, you pay a £10 deposit now that will be deducted from your final berthing fees that you will settle directly with LYH).

  • Register any guests you are inviting and under your payment.

  • Shore parties please register here too.

  • Please note for each participant your interest in attending the trip to Hurst Castle.
Then send your cheque (payable to RNVR Yacht Club) to the event organiser, Nigel Lang, at 1 Peartree Court, Old Orchards, Lymington, Hants, SO41 3TF as soon as possible.

Further Information
For further information, please contact the event organiser, Nigel Lang or his deputy David Monks.  Important: Make sure any emails you send to Nigel have the subject line: RNVRYC Autumn Meet.
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