13th July 2017


Cruising coordinator: Vacant
Email: cruising@eastcowessc.co.uk

2021 Cruising Programme

Shake-down Rally to Beaulieu Saturday 10th April 2021 HW Portsmouth 1125 BST Cancelled

Gosport Rally Saturday 1st May 2021 HW Portsmouth 1536 BST

Marlowe Cup Passage Race/Rally Saturday 15th May 2021 Start 1230 BST HW Portsmouth 1435 BST

Spring Cruise Friday 21st May 2021 HW Portsmouth 0734 BST

Yarmouth Rally Passage Race/Rally 12th June 2021 Start 1100 BST HW Portsmouth 1350 BST

Chichester Rally Saturday 19th June HW Portsmouth 1930 BST

Bembridge Rally Saturday 10th July 2021 HW Portsmouth 1258 BST

Marchwood Yacht Club Rally 24th July 2021 HW Portsmouth 1325 BST

Summer Cruise 7th August 2021 HW Portsmouth 1200 BST

E.C.S.C. Regatta 28th August 2021 HW Portsmouth1615 BST

Ryde Harbour Rally 18th September 2021 HW Portsmouth 1042 BST BST

Newport Harbour Saturday 9th October 2021 HW Portsmouth 1402 GMT

Festive Food ‘Cruise’ Saturday 11th December 2021

Cruising with E.C.S.C.

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.

Prizes are awarded annually for the best log and most interesting cruise.

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