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Programme of Sail and Motor Cruising Events


The year's programme is shown below, all event details are published a few weeks ahead on the Website, in the weekly Newsletter email to all Members and in the 'Connected Cruisers' WhatsApp group (contact George Trevelyan to join).

Day cruises

These popular monthly events are designed for sail, motor or RIBs and are open to ALL Members. They run year round, some weekdays, some weekend, all  timed to suit the tides. Most are to a pub or yacht club for lunch, typically no more than 2 hours travel each way. Usually they begin with a skippers briefing in the Club at 0900.
If you'd like to try one of these day cruises but don't have a boat or know a skipper, contact the cruise organiser, who will endeavour to find you a crewing position for the day.

Longer cruises

Our programme also includes cruises over two or more days (often called 'Meets'), sometimes held over weekends. They typically involve a pontoon party on one evening and an informal supper at a local restaurant or yacht club on another. How long you stay during these events is up to you, just coming for one day is fine. Whenever possible, boats are berthed close together to assist in socialising.

Over the late May holiday weekend, we arrange a long weekend Meet in Cherbourg for those cruising the Channel or West France, leaving it to individual skippers to choose their own subsequent itineraries. Thus, those who wish to meet up for meals, or to exchange local knowledge or to cruise in company, can do so. Some utilise the 'Connected Cruisers' WhatsApp group to keep in touch.
 

Charters
Once a year, we also usually arrange a charter cruise. This involves skippers chartering sail or motor boats in the chosen cruising area somewhere in the world, away from Lymington. Currently under consideration is the Caribbean in Spring 2022.


Cruising Suppers
 
These informal events are held mostly during the winter months, in the Club. They are an opportunity for all Members to keep in touch with what's going on in the Cruising section, to socialise and to give feedback to the Cruising sub Committee. Attendance sign-up sheets are posted on the Club board up to four weeks ahead and details are also circulated by email and through the website.
 

Winter Lectures


These are organised by the Cruising sub Committee, full details are on the Lecture Programme page of the website, here. Lecture dates are included in the Programme below.
 

Motor Cruiser and RIB Group (includes Axopar and "patio door" cruisers)

Events tailored to various power craft types (1 = RIB/AXO, 2 = cruise speed 8k, 3 = cruise speed over 15k, 4 = cruise speed over 20k) are held regularly, see Programme below. However, all power craft are welcome at all our events.
For more information about the Group, select On the Water, then Cruising & Motor Cruising, then Motor Cruising.

 

2021 Events Programme

  MARCH
Thursday 04, Lecture at 1830, TBA (via Zoom)
Thursday 11, final Lecture at 1830, TBA (via Zoom)
Sunday 14, Extended Deadline for submissions for Log Awards and Competition, details here
Tuesday 30, Power cruise (type 1,3,4) to Poole UNDER REVIEW

APRIL
Tuesday 13, Power cruise (type 1) to River Itchen
Wednesday 14, Day sail and power cruise (all types) to Southampton, Ocean Village. Lunch al fresco at Pitcher and Piano.

MAY
Saturday 01, possible pop-up day cruise (Note, Bembridge Meet postponed to 18-20 June)
Tuesday 11, Power cruise (all types) to Medina, Folly Inn
Wednesday 12, Day sail and power cruise (all types) to Newtown, (rearranged from January)
Friday 21, Annual Cruising Dinner and Prize-giving. SECOND CHANGE OF DATE, was 14 May.
Friday 28-Monday 31, Meet for sail and power (type 4) at Cherbourg. POSTPONED pending re-opening of French marinas to UK visitors

JUNE
Thursday 10, Power cruise (type 1) Round The Island
Tuesday 15, Day sail and power cruise (type 1,3,4) to Seaview YC
Friday 18-Sunday 20, Meet for sail and power (type 2,3,4) at Bembridge, Duver Marina (rearranged from May)
Thursday 24, Power cruise (type 1,3,4) to Lulworth Cove

JULY
Thursday 08, Power cruise (type 1,3,4) to Poole
Tuesday 13-Thursday 15, Meet at Rochefort with Moody Owners Association
Tuesday 20, "pop-up" day sail and power cruise (all types) West, TBC via Cruising WhatsApp group (contact George Trevelyan to join)
Late July, date TBC, 2 day Meet for Power (type 2,3,4) at Chichester for Theatre

AUGUST
Ad hoc "pop-up" day cruises TBA via Cruising Whats App group (contact George Trevelyan to join)

SEPTEMBER
Tuesday 07, Power cruise (all types) to Portsmouth
Friday 10-Sunday 12, Meet for sail and power (all types) at Itchenor SC
Tuesday 21, Power cruise (all types) to Medina, Folly Inn

OCTOBER
Tuesday 05, Day sail and power cruise (all types) to Yarmouth (rearranged from 16 February)
Thursday 07, Power cruise (all types) to Bucklers Hard
Saturday 09, Engine maintenance/Safety day, 1100 start
Saturday 09, Cruising Seminar (1800) and informal Cruising Supper (1900)
Thursday 21, Day sail and power cruise (all types) to Cowes


NOVEMBER
Friday 05, Yarmouth fireworks (for information, no formal arrangements)
Wednesday 24, Day sail and power cruise (all types) to Gins Farm, Beaulieu River

DECEMBER
Saturday 11, Day sail and power cruise (all types) for Needles Relief, Yarmouth

Spring 2022, possible Caribbean charter, details mid 2021, if Covid permits

 

These events are great fun and I hope to see you all there; if anyone has any ideas about new events or how to improve existing ones, then please let me or a member of the Cruising sub Committee know. Please put these dates in your diaries.


George Trevelyan, Captain of Cruising