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Programme of Sail and Motor Cruising Events and Suppers


Day cruises

 
These popular monthly events are designed for sail, motor or RIBs and are on various days of the week, including weekends. They run all year round, are timed to suit the tides and are open to ALL Members. Our cruises are often to a pub or yacht club for lunch, or perhaps to a suitable location for a picnic. Day cruises typically take a couple of hours in the morning and again in the afternoon, beginning with a briefing in the Club at 0900. The year's programme is shown below, full details are posted on the Club Noticeboard and Website up to four weeks ahead, as well as included in the weekly On the Water email to Members.

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. Wherever possible, boats are berthed close together to assist in socialising.

During June 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.

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.

As with day cruises, full details of all events and booking forms are posted on the Club Noticeboard up to four weeks ahead, included in the weekly On the Water emailed to Members and posted on the website.

 

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 Cruising, 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 Group

For Motor Cruiser Group contact details, select Motor Cruising from the Cruising menu at the top of the page.
 
 

2020 Programme

(latest version, this supercedes that on printed cards)

FEBRUARY

Tuesday 11, Day cruise to Yarmouth for Red Lion, details here

Saturday 29, Annual Cruising Dinner and Prizegiving, details here

MARCH

Thursday 26, Day cruise to East Cowes, details here
Friday 27, New Members evening 
Saturday 28-Sunday 29 Cruising Section (and other Sections) information displays

 

APRIL

Saturday 11, Fitting Out Party, 1930hrs, Clubhouse (Easter weekend)

Saturday 25, Day cruise to Town Quay, Southampton

MAY

Thursday 07 - Sunday 10, Weekend Meet at Bembridge
Saturday 09 - Saturday 16, Motorboat charter in Venice, details here (Le Boat, club discount applies)
Friday 22 - Monday 25, Cross Channel Meet in Cherbourg and Alderney, details here


JUNE
Tuesday 09, Day cruise to Seaview YC
Tuesday 09, RIBAX motor craft event, details here
Wednesday 17 - Thursday 18, Meet at Concarneau (organised by MOA, all RLymYC very welcome)

JULY
Tuesday 07, RIBAX motor craft event, details here
Thursday 09, Day cruise to Warsash YC
Tuesday 21, Patio Doors Group, details here

AUGUST
No events planned

SEPTEMBER
Saturday 05 - Sunday 06, Weekend Meet at Bucklers Hard for BBQ

OCTOBER
Friday 09, Cruising Forum at 1800
Friday 09, Informal Cruising Dinner, 1900 for 1930
Saturday 10, Engine maintenance morning (1000) and (TBC) safety session
Tuesday 20, Day cruise, Cowes

NOVEMBER
Thursday 05, Yarmouth Fireworks
Thursday 19, Day cruise to Gin's Farm

DECEMBER
Saturday 12, Day cruise to Yarmouth for Needles Relief

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.

Sue Sutherland, Captain of Cruising