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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.

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.

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

For contact details, select On the Water at the top of this page, then Cruising, then Motor Cruising. Events specifically for power craft are highlighted in the list below:

2020 Programme

  Now that social distancing restrictions have been eased, we are introducing modified events as below:

Wednesday 1st, informal Day Cruise to Studland Bay. Contact George with your mobile number 
Tuesday 07, RIBAX motor craft event, postponed to Friday 24 July
Thursday 09, Day cruise to Island Harbour. Please contact organiser, Carolyn McCafferty, if interested. Lunch will be BYO.
Tuesday 21, Patio Doors Group, details here please contact organiser, Nick Ryley, for latest situation
Friday 24, RIBAX event (postponed from 07 July), please contact Nick Ryley for details
Friday 24-Sunday 26, Bembridge Meet, The Duver Marina is now open with additional finger berths (no rafting), to help with social distancing. A barbeque is planned for the  Saturday evening. Contact the organiser Nigel Lang - by the 16th if interested in joining this Meet.


Saturday 05 - Sunday 06, Weekend Meet at Bucklers Hard, Save the date - More soon

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, East Cowes, Lifeboat Inn

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

Saturday 12, Day cruise to Yarmouth for Needles Relief

UNE  charter cruise, Greece

A Club cruise has been planned in the Ionian for 06-20 June 2021. This is a two week Faraway Island Flotilla with Sailing Holidays - see Chris Sutherland of the Crusing Sub Committee is organising this, for more details click here

JANUARY charter cruise from Martinique, details later this year


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