Cruising coordinator: David Nixon
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.
Postcards, Souvenir Logs, Passage Race Reports, and Newsletter Cruising Articles
- Gins Souvenir Log 2017
- Early Summer Cruise in Company
- Postcard from Keyhaven 2017
- Marchwood Souvenir Log 2017
- Postcard from France 2017
- Postcard from Yarmouth 2018
- Postcard from Beulieu 2018
- Marlowe Cup Passage Race Report 2018
- Marchwood Souvenir Log 2018
- Differences in Cross-Channel Passage Making 2018
- Passage Plan 2018
- Cruise of the Rolling Snowball 2018
- Gravelines Log 2019
- Knotweed Adventures 2019
- Carlotta’s voyage to Paimpol Aug 2019
- Postcard From Chichester 2019
- Postcard From Gosport 2019
- Nyda Cruising Notes 2019
- Ryde Rally Report 2019
- East Cowes-Hardway Club Cruise 2019
- Three MEN in a boat 2020