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Osborne House Concert Meet 2012

  • 21 Jul 2012
  • 18:00 - 22:30 (UTC-00:00)
  • Osborne House & Island Harbour Marina


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Register NOW for this event. The cost of £5 is for the return transport from the Marina to Osborne House.
This well known setting in the grounds of Osborne House, East Cowes is an excellent opportunity for both crews and shore parties to enjoy a really good evening, which has proved such a popular event in the past.


Bournemouth  Symphony Orchestra will be providing a full programme of music. Grounds open at 1800, the concert begins at 1945 and finishes at approximately 2230.

The perfect summer venue for picnicing on the lawns with a suitable glass of something.

Concert Tickets
The club is leaving it to individuals to purchase their own concert tickets and we would recommend that these are purchased as soon as possible to secure the best price. These can be purchased on the BSO web site ( or by calling the box office on 01202 669925. The BSO web site has further details of the concert programme. Tickets are on sale now at £24 per adult. 

There is no catering at the venue but the grounds will be open from 1800 for people to picnic before the concert starts at 1945 which is what we plan to do, so please arrange your own food and drink. 

Rig will be smart casual but as the concert is al fresco some warm clothing is advised with waterproofs depending on the forecast. The concert is due to finish at approximately 2225.

Shore Parties are also most welcome. 

Eight berths have been reserved at Island Harbour Marina for Saturday 21st July, skippers to settle their own berthing fees. Skippers will be aware entry can be made subject to draft between 3-4 hours either side of this time. 

Book your berth through the registration form.

Allocation of berths will be on a first come basis; thereafter a waiting list will be maintained.

Mini bus or taxi transport will be provided from Island Harbour to Osborne House for people, picnic food, blankets and chairs from about 1730, and back to Island Harbour after the concert, for which the cost will be £5 per person for the return trip.

Osborne House is located on the hill overlooking East Cowes. 

The address is The Avenue, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6JX. Once on the Island follow signs to Newport and then pick up the brown tourist signs to Osborne House. Parking for the concert is free of charge – follow the temporary car park signs and diversion. Southern Vectis (01983 827005) buses pass outside the main gate of Osborne House. Taxis must use the special taxi drop-off and pick-up point located at the “Queen’s Entrance” on New Barn Road. There are facilities for disabled visitors at the venue.

Shore Party Transportation
For shore parties routes to the event  are as follows

High speed ferry from Southampton Red Jet/Red Funnel
Tel 0870 4448898. These run hourly at quarter past the hour. For the short trip to Osborne House, taxis can be found near the ferry at Fountain Quay. Alternatively, it is a short walk to the chain ferry and the regular bus service [Vectis] in Well Road, numbers 4 or 5, both of which pass the main entrance to Osborne House.

Ferries also operate from Portsmouth to Fishbourne and Ryde via Whitelink (

For those driving, car parking is available free of charge at the event.

Pontoon Party
It is planned to have a pontoon party at noon on the Sunday for which a bottle of bubbly and one plate of “small eats” per ship will be appreciated. 

Safety and Insurance  
Where a boat (meaning its skipper and crew) takes part in a Club event the boat is entirely responsible for its own safety and the safety of anyone else having anything to do with the use of the boat, whether afloat or ashore, and nothing, whether in this notice of event or anywhere else, reduces this responsibility. It is for the boat to decide whether to take part in the event and whether it is fit to sail in the conditions in which it will find itself. By launching or going to sea, the boat confirms that it is fit for those conditions and that its crew is competent to sail and use it. The boat is required to hold adequate insurance and in particular insurance against third party claims. Nothing done by the Club or the event organisers will reduce the responsibility of the boat nor will it make the organisers responsible for any loss, damage, death or personal injury, howsoever it may have occurred, as a result of the boat taking part in the event. The organisers includes everyone helping to run the event, and include the individual organisers and the Club’s Officers and Committee. By registering for the event you agree to these statements and confirm that you will comply with Rule 24 of the Club’s Rules and ensure that these statements are brought to the attention of and agreed by the boat’s skipper and/or crew.

Bookings should be made using the Register button, as soon as possible.

  • Skippers please say whether you wish to book a berth through the Club (you will settle berthing fees directly).

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

  • Shore parties please register here too.

  • Allocation of berths will be on a first come basis; thereafter a waiting list will be maintained.

Remember you MUST press the button Confirm and Proceed with Payment at the end of the registration process.  Only when you have done this and received your automatic confirmation email will your booking be made. No email = no booking.

* * NEW BOOKING PROCESS: Would all members register themselves individually.  Only non-members should be recorded as guests.  If you are crewing for another member, please put the name of their boat into the field in the booking form. * *

Then send cheques to the organiser, Robert Aitken-Sykes, at Mayfield Farm, Hale, Fordingbridge, SP6 2ND.

For further information, please contact the event organiser, Robert Aitken-Sykes

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