Reports

This Year's Afloat Reports - 2020
  • Autumn Rally 2020 – East Cowes, IoW
    With the ever-changing Covid related restrictions, nobody was sure the Autumn Rally would definitely be possible until a few days beforehand. Although it wasn’t ‘business as usual’, we were confident that enough elements of the Rally spirit could remain, whilst still enabling us to be safe and compliant. Our Rear Commodore – Offshore had been ...
  • Summer Cruise 2020 – West Country
    Following the necessary cancellation of the West Country Spring Cruise due to the coronavirus pandemic, I was keen to see if there was interest in escaping on a Summer Cruise, albeit limited by the restrictions still in place. Given that we would be unlikely to eat out as one group, that marina availability would be restricted ...
  • Summer Rally 2020 – Island Harbour, IoW
    With lockdown restrictions easing slightly, our approaching Summer rally began to look like it might actually be viable.  We knew we’d have to make some modifications to our normal format, but the decision was taken that it was nothing we couldn’t manage. With our venue being Island Harbour, the tides were even more important than usual. ...
  • Spring Rally 2020 – various locations
    Despite the obvious challenges COVID-19 had put in our way for our Spring Rally, our Rear Commodore – Offshore wasn’t going to be detered that easily, and the Rally went ahead, albeit in a ‘virtual’ format. It was difficult to decide if this activity should sit within ‘Afloat’ or ‘Shoreside’. We weren’t able to gather ...
  • Frostbite Rally 2020 – Hamble, Southampton
    The 2020 Frostbite Rally was uncharacteristically warm, meaning refreshments could be served on the pontoon rather than everybody needing to retreat to the warmth of a boat.  That didn’t mean the attendees didn’t want to reflect the season, so mulled wine was the drink of choice for many. As has become traditional, attendance was high for what is an out of season ...