13th July 2017

Cruising

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

2019 Cruising Programme

  • Beaulieu Shake-down Rally 20th April 2019
  • Marlowe Cup Passage Race/Rally 18th May 2019
  • Meridian Cruise in Company 25th May 2019
  • Bembridge Beach BBQ 8th June 2019
  • Marchwood Rally 22nd June 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

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.

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