13th July 2017

Cruising

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

2019 Cruising Programme

  • Marlowe Cup Passage Race/Rally 18th May 2019
  • Meridian Cruise in Company 25th May 2019
  • Thorness Bay Picnic 15th June 2019
  • Beaulieu Rally 22nd June 2019
  • Marchwood Rally 6th July 2019
  • Yarmouth Passage Race/Rally 13th July 2019
  • Gosport Rally 3rd August 2019
  • Late Summer Cruise in Company 24th August 2019
  • Motor Cruise to Ryde 14th September 2019
  • Festive Food Cruise 14th December 2019

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.

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

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