13th July 2017


Cruising coordinator: David Nixon
Email: cruising@eastcowessc.co.uk

2018 Cruising Programme

  • Yarmouth shakedown rally April 14th 2018
  • Beaulieu rally 28th April 2018
  • Marlowe Cup passage race/rally 19th May 2018
  • Meridian cruise in company 16th June 2018
  • Newtown picnic and junior crabbing competition 14th July 2018
  • Marchwood rally 11th August 2018
  • Summer cruise in company 25th August 2018
  • Gosport rally 15th September 2018


Cruising with ECSC

Medium to pocket-sized cruising yachts are well represented in the club. Club members vary in experience from complete novices, through weekend family sailors to veteran ocean passage-makers.

The club welcomes new cruising members from any background with any class of boat. We encourage all-comers (sail or power) to participate in club rallies.

Weekend rallies start on a Saturday morning. Passage-making takes up Saturday afternoon. There will be a pontoon party once all the boats are safely moored up. If we are being hosted by a sailing club we may dine there. Otherwise, it could be a BBQ on the beach or a short hop/dinghy ride to the local pub. We usually start back to our home berths late on Sunday morning.

There are two Solent passage race/rallies when cruising yachts are encouraged to try their hand at competing over a more-or-less straight course. Motor boats are welcome to join in with the evening festivities at the respective destinations.

There are a couple of opportunities, over the season, to join organised cruises in the company of other yachts and motor boats.

When forecast conditions are favourable, we may put together a short notice rally for the coming weekend.