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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.

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.

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.

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

For wider information, select On the Water, then Cruising & Motor Cruising, then Motor Cruising.
Dates of all events, including those specifically for power craft, are in the Programme below.


Winter Lectures

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

2020 Programme
  Within current social distancing restrictions, we hope to run events as below:
Thursday 19, Day cruise to Gin's Farm CANCELLED due to Covid
Thursday 19, Lecture at 1830, 'Three local Admirals in the Napoleonic Wars' (by Zoom only)
Thursday 26, Lecture at 1830, 'Single handed Trans-Atlantic in a Contessa 26' (by Zoom only)

Thursday 03, Lecture at 1830, 'Ataturk in History'
Thursday 10, Lecture at 1830, 'Birdwatching in the dark'
Saturday 12, Day cruise to Yarmouth for Needles Relief, UNDER REVIEW
Thursday 17, Lecture at 1830, 'Galagos or bust'

Thursday 07, Lecture at 1830, 'Highlights of the Russell Cotes Museum' TBC
Thursday 14, Day cruise to Newtown, stroll to New Inn lunch
Thursday 14, Lecture at 1830, 'Ages of Sail and Tall Ships' TBC
Thursday 21, Lecture at 1830, 'RNLI Gold Medal rescues' TBC
Thursday 28, Lecture at 1830, 'Five days in August' TBC
Sunday 31, Deadline for submissions for Log Awards and Competition, details here

Thursday 04, Lecture at 1830, 'Race to Scotland' TBC
Thursday 11, Lecture at 1830, TBA
Tuesday 16, Day cruise to Yarmouth, stroll to Red Lion lunch
Thursday 18, Lecture at 1830, TBA
Thursday 25, Lecture at 1830, 'L'ile du large St Marcoouf'
Saturday 27, annual Cruising Dinner

Thursday 04, Lecture at 1830, TBA
Thursday 11, final Lecture at 1830, 'Ice Sailing'
Tuesday 16, Day cruise to Warsash, lunch at WSC

Wednesday 14, Day cruise to Southampton, Ocean Village

Saturday 01-Monday 03, Bembridge Meet
Friday 28-Monday 31, Cherbourg Meet

Sunday 06-Sunday 20, flotilla charter in the Ionian
Tuesday 15, Day cruise to Seaview YC

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

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

Friday 10-Sunday 12, Meet at Itchenor


Friday 05, Yarmouth fireworks

Saturday 11, Needles Relief, Yarmouth, TBC



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