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Motor Cruising and RIBs

At the Royal Lymington Yacht Club, we welcome members with motor boats and RIBs to participate in our cruising activities.  Over the last few years, the proportion of motorboats at our cruising Meets has steadily risen to around 40%.  Reflecting this, the Fen Dawn Motor Cup is awarded each year at our annual Cruising Dinner to the motor boat member who has made the most significant ‘On the water’ achievement during the year. RIB participation, however, is currently low, so we are trialling a "RIB Raid" in July 2019 to find out how many Members are interested in Club organised events (see further down this page for more information).

Our motorboat members have a wealth of knowledge on all aspects of motor boating and will not only be able to advise you on how to make the most of your membership of our club, but introduce you to other motor boat members.  They can also advise you on most aspects of motor boat ownership, advice on technical matters and recommendations to local tradespeople specialising in motor boat maintenance and repairs or training. We are considering provision of similar advice for RIB owners should there be sufficient interest.

If you are thinking about purchasing a motor boat, or have one already and are considering joining our club, or perhaps are already a member but would like some advice, please contact a motor member below:-

Chris Sutherland at
Bob Woolley at


RIBAX  2020

The Royal Lymington Yacht Clubs 2020  RIBAX Raids are  planned for Tuesday 9th June and Tuesday 9th July.  
 10 boats for each Raid is felt a practical number with a  maximum of 50 people.
A guideline to routes, still to be finalised-
One Raid to go West with a target of Lulworth or Poole Harbour.
One Raid to go East to Chichester Harbour or Portsmouth Harbour
A back up raid inside the Solent will be planned for inclement weather.
A Raid is not a race. The object of the day is to explore the coastline, inlets and anchorages in company. The pace will be agreed by participants to suit the conditions.
 The day will start with a briefing in the Club by Nick Ryley, the event organiser at 08.00.
Specifications for RIBS and Axopars:
7metres minimum. Kill cords mandatory. 100HP minimum
Engines must be serviced and regularly run All crew must have a seat
Enough range + 20nm
Fixed VHF
Flares, anchor and towline
Fixed Chart Plotter
Fire Extinguisher
All crew must have lifejackets
Chartered RIBs can be used.
Full details of each event and a  signup sheet will be available  approximately 6 weeks prior to each event
To express your interest, contact Nick Ryley - or tel: 07768123405