Drascombe Association

Events 2024

Events marked SSD are especially Suitable for Smaller Drascombes.

Members will find a link to a downloadable version of the application form in the Rally Toolkit in the Members section of the Forum.

If you would like some more information before deciding to attend any of the events all you need to do is to contact the organiser concerned - they will be glad to hear from you.

The committee encourages any Association member to organise additional rallies and will provide assistance if required. Please contact Jack O'Keeffe events@drascombe-association.org.uk

List of 2024 Events

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List updated 18/01/2024

Drascombe Association Events (organised by DA Members)
Date Event/Venue Organiser Details
March 22nd
Spring Drascombe SupperSharon Geary-HarwoodTo be held at Chichester Yacht Club. The chance to meetup and discuss the sailing planned for the 2024 season
April 6th
North Area Walk & Windermere cruiseAlan WilliamsArrive Ferry Nab car park 9.30 for 10 AM start. Walk 4 miles on West shore to Wray Castle, followed by boat trip back to Bowness via Ambleside. Freedom of the Lake boat ticket required (£23 in 2023). Please see the forum for further details
May 10th to 12th
DUNGARVANRoy JohnstonA follow up on the welcome we received last year at the end of the Copper Coast Cruise - Save the dates.
May 18th and 19th
St MARY'S LOCHChris MasonReturn to this popular venue high in the hills of the Scottish Borders at St Mary's Loch sailing club. A good chance for Drascombers from both sides of the border to meet up. Varied sailing, good company and a meal in the clubhouse on the Saturday night. Further details to follow.
May 23rd to 26th

Bere IslandKim RobertsSave the date for a DA raid on this beautiful island at the entrance to Bantry Bay.
May 25th and 26th
Craobh West CoastChris MasonWelcome to our regular early summer Scottish West Coast event at our favourite location Craobh Haven. Day sailing for the first weekend, and if you are able to come for longer, then cruising or other local sails as folk wish.
June 7th to 10th
WALTON BACKWATERJulian MersonFor fans of Arthur Ransome's Secret Water, and also for those who just enjoy fabulous sailing in sheltered waters. Based at Titchmarsh Marina. Please see FORUM for further details.
June 20th to 23rd

BaltimoreZita OReillyMidsummer rally in Roaringwater bay - enjoy the islands and ocean before the RIBS arrive.....
July 1st to 4th
CONISTONAndy BiggsCome to the true home of Swallows and Amazon, BBQ and join the club race on Wednesday evening. More details can be found on the forum .
Early July
Solway RaidDavid CamlinA few are planning to visit the Solway Firth in early July, setting sail from the East coast of Ulster and crossing the North Channel, then round the Mull of Galloway into the firth. See the preliminary plan HERE
Aug 16th to 18th
STRANGFORD LOUGHDavid WalkerProvisional dates - Return to East Down YC for a weekend of days afloat and nights ashore with all services one might need.
Aug 28th to 30th
LOCH LOMOND FeederAlan WilliamsBalloch will be hosting the Swimming event again this weekend. Therefore arrangements have been made for us to launch on Wednesday and recover Monday. Parking will be provided by Lomond Shores overspill car park which has cctv. Arriving on Wednesday 28th August, the group will stop overnight amongst islands, heading north to Ardlui Marina following day.Ardlui Hotel has rooms or “glampiing pods” for those wishing to stay onshore overnight. Friday 30th August, we will return to islands, joining main Rally attendees.
Aug 30th Sep 2nd
LOCH LOMONDAlan WilliamsFor those wishing to arrive on Friday, arrangements have been made to launch/recover from Ross Priory. Muster on Friday at Swing Bay. Saturday, Rally will sail around islands before heading to Port Bawn for overnight. Sunday, rally will sail around islands before heading to Inchmurrin for overnight and meal at Hotel. Please note that The hotel runs a ferry service which would enable non sailing members to attend evening meal, plus a few extra self catering chalets
Sep 06th to 8th
ULLSWATERAlan WilliamsUllswater Rally, at The Glennridding Sailing Centre. Please note, limited to 12 boats so early booking advisable. Friday evening meal at local pub, sailing itinerary subject to local weather conditions. BBQ Saturday night - musicians welcome.
Sep 13th to 15th
LOUGH ERNEDavid CamlinA weekend at LEYC - excellent Yacht Club & camping facillities and lots to see and do. See preliminary briefing HERE
Nov 9th
Scottish Region Winter MeetRob EvansProvisionally booked for the Royal Tay Yacht Club in Broughty Ferry. Further details to be provided shortly.


Dutch Drascombe Rallies
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Non-Drascombe Association Events - names in brackets are Drascombe contacts, not organisers.
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There is a default £5 registration fee for each event, payable to the organiser. Rallies are only open to members of the Association - details of how to join the Association are here.

On longer cruises it is best to plan as if you were going to make the trip on your own. Have adequate safety gear, communications, spare parts and tools to suit the itinerary. The other boats are there for company and reassurance, not to be relied upon for basic needs.

Please assist by timely informing the organiser of your intentions regarding participation, before and during the event.