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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, 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.
 
 

2019 Programme

(latest version, this supercedes that on printed cards)
 

JANUARY 2019

Tuesday 22, day cruise to Yarmouth, Red Lion pub, info here

FEBRUARY

Friday 22, day cruise to Beaulieu, Master Builder's Hotel
Saturday 23, Annual Cruising Dinner, info here
 

MARCH

Saturday 23, day cruise to Marchwood YC
Saturday 30, Safety morning
Saturday 30, informal Cruising Supper

APRIL

Tuesday 09, day cruise to Gins Farm

MAY

Saturday 04-Monday 06, Bembridge Meet 
Saturday 11-Saturday 18, Canal du Midi charter, details here

Friday 24-Monday 27, cross Channel cruise to Cherbourg and St Vaast

JUNE

Friday 07, day cruise to Seaview

JULY

Friday 05, day cruise to Island Harbour

AUGUST

No event planned

SEPTEMBER

Saturday 07-Sunday 08, RAF YC Hamble Meet
Friday 13-Monday 23, Chesapeake Bay charter, details here
Saturday 21, day cruise to Cowes, ISC

OCTOBER

Saturday 12, Engine Maintenance morning
Saturday 12, informal Cruising Supper
Sunday 13, Cruising Forum
Thursday 17, day cruise to Warsash SC

 

NOVEMBER

Tuesday 05, Yarmouth fireworks and RSYC meal
Thursday 14, day cruise to Gins Farm

 

DECEMBER

Saturday 14, Needles Relief day cruise
 

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