13th July 2017

Cruising

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

2020 Cruising Programme

  • Shake-down Rally to Beaulieu 25th April 2020
  • Gosport Rally Saturday 9th May 2020
  • Early Summer Cruise in Company 23rd May 2020
  • Marlowe Cup Passage Race/Rally 6th June 2020
  • Bembridge Beach Picnic 20th June 2020
  • Yarmouth Passage Race/Rally 4th July 2020
  • Marchwood Yacht Club Rally 25th July 2020
  • Regatta 22nd August 2020
  • Late Summer Cruise in Company 29th August 2020
  • Ryde Harbour Rally 19th September 2020
  • Festive Food ‘Cruise’ 12th December 2020

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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