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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.

2019 Programme

(latest version, this supercedes that on printed cards)


Friday 13-Monday 23, Chesapeake Bay charter, details here
Tuesday 17, day cruise to Cowes, ISC, info here


Wednesday 02, Evening lectures begin
Saturday 12, Engine Maintenance morning, info here
Saturday 12, informal Cruising Supper, info here
Sunday 13, Cruising Forum 1100, info here
Thursday 17, day cruise to Warsash SC, info here
Wednesday 23, closing date for Photographic Competition entries
Wednesday 30, judging of Photographic Competition, evening
Thursday 31-03 November, Photographic Exhibition, info here



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



Saturday 14, Needles Relief day cruise


Tuesday 14 Day cruise to Newtown for Shalfleet pub


Tuesday 11, Day cruise to Yarmouth for Red Lion

Saturday 29, Annual Cruising Dinner and Prizegiving


Thursday 26, Day cruise to East Cowes


Saturday 25, Day cruise, venue TBC


Thursday 08- Sunday 10, Bembridge Meet, TBC

Saturday 09, Motorboat charter in Venice, details here (Le Boat, club discount applies)

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