2020 - Fisher 50th Anniversary Rendezvous


  • The 50th Anniversary Rally


    Location: Cowes Yacht Haven Marine & Events Centre, West Cowes, Isle of Wight

    Dates: Monday 29th June 2020 - Thursday 2nd July 2020

    Reason: To celebrate 50 years since the start of the Fisher story with the building of the Freeward 30 by Cheverton Workboats in Cowes

    Itinerary & Costs (all costing are illustrative at this moment in time and include VAT): 

    Rally Supplement - £40 per person attending the Royal Yacht Squadron event (e.g. to cover Event Centre hire etc)

    Monday 29th June 2020

    Daytime = arrival

    Evening = FOA Welcome 'Meet & Greet' Drinks at Cowes Yacht Haven Events Centre

    Cost of 'Meet & Greet' = Free entry and there will be a cash bar

    Tuesday 30th June 2021

    Daytime = Dual Programme of sailing events and shore based activities

    Evening = BBQ at Cowes Yacht Haven Events Centre

    Cost of BBQ = £25 per person & there will be a cash bar

    Wednesday 1st July 2020

    Daytime = Dual Programme of sailing events and shore based activities 

    Evening = Meal at Cowes Yacht Haven Events Centre

    Cost of Meal = £30 per person and there will be a cash bar

    Thursday 2nd July 2020

    Daytime = Dual Programme of sailing events and shore based activities 

    Evening = Formal meal at the Royal Yacht Squadron (Cowes Castle)

    Cost of Meal = £70 per person and there will be a cash bar

    Venue: Royal Yacht Squadron

    Dress: ‘Jacket & Tie’ for gentlemen and equivalent for ladies (optional ‘Black Tie’ or equivalent)

    Timings: 1900hrs for 2000hrs

    Pre-Dinner Drinks: 1900hrs on the lawn (weather permitting) - otherwise in the lawn marque or in the Castle

    Tickets: Tickets will be at a premium for this event (due to demand) and there is also a maximum seating capacity of 130. Therefore there will be an initial allocation of x2 tickets per FOA member (FOA Member plus x1) attending on a 'first come first served basis' linked to Geoff Brown's expression of interest list. Any spare tickets will be allocated at the discretion of your FOA Committee.

    Friday 3rd July 2020

    Daytime = Departure


    1. Accomodation. It is likely that a number of attendees will not be able to arrive by sea with their Fishers. Please follow the Royal Yacht Squadron link below to their Regatta Information Pack, which includes accommodation suggestions. There is also accommodation in Southampton and a regular ferry service travels between Cowes (Isle of Wight) and Southampton.


    2. Sailing Events. It is also possible that some attendees, who are unable to bring their Fishers, would like to participate in the organised sailing events - in these circumstances we will attempt to arrange for suitable crewing opportunities with the Fisher owners who are able to bring their vessels

    3. Souvenirs. We will aim to provide souvenirs of this 50th Anniversary Rally (e.g. an inscribed plaque similar to that produced for the 40th Anniversary Rally, a suitably embroidered commemorative FOA penant etc). However, these will have to be ordered at the event and delivered afterwards.

    4. Ticket Allocation. There are no limitations on the number of tickets a FOA member attending can request for the x2 evening events at the Cowes Yacht Haven Events Centre. There is, however, a limitation of x2 tickets per FOA Member attending for the RYS Dinner (see above).

    5. Marina costs & final arrangements. Skippers are responsible for their final marina arrangements and all costs incurred.

    6. Final Arrangements & Information. Final arrangements and information will be promulgated this November/December (after the AGM on Saturday 9th November 2019).

    To express an interest or request further information:  Please contact the organiser  Geoff Brown, Rear Commodore South. F25 ‘Island Lady.

    Note: Your attention is drawn to our Terms & Conditions on the Rallies and Socials page, particularly para 8.