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Motor Cruising and RIBs

We welcome Members with all types of motorboats to participate in Cruising sub Committee activities.  Over the past few years, the proportion of motorboats at our day Cruises in the Solent has steadily risen to 30%.

Look out for details of all our events on the website Cruising Meets page, on the Cruising Noticeboard and in the On the Water weekly email to members.
 
Skippers of larger motor cruisers are eligible for one of our annual Awards, the Fen Dawn Cup. This is presented at our annual Cruising Dinner to a Member who has submitted an illustrated log, of a significant cruise under power the previous year.
 
RIBAX Raids- in 2019 we trialled an event for large RIBS and Axopars. This special day trip, with a flotilla of 10 boats and 50 Members, went around the Isle of Wight, visiting Ventnor and Seaview. The event proved very popular so further events are planned this year, details here.
 
Patio Doors Group- we know that ownership of small motorboats (6-9 metres) is growing and already some Members with these boats attend our regular Solent day cruises. We are trialling in 2020 a day cruise just for these shallow draft boats, to explore in company the lesser known rivers and creeks of the Solent, details here.
 
Advice
Our motorboat members have a wealth of knowledge on all aspects of motorboating 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 motorboat members.  They can advise you on most aspects of motorboat ownership, including advice on technical matters and recommendations to local tradespeople specialising in motorboat maintenance, repairs or training.  We are considering provision of similar advice for RIB owners should there be sufficient interest.
 
Motorboating members on the Cruising sub-Committee-
Peter Cobb - Peter.cobb@btinternet.com
Chris Sutherland- info.chris123@btinternet.com

RIB and Axopar contact- Nick Ryley - nickryley84@gmail.com