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Mid week rally to Newtown Creek
Mid week rally to Newtown Creek

When the Cruising Committee plan the mid week rallies we usually say 'we hope to have a BBQ on a lovely evening at Newtown' with our fingers crossed. This year the finger crossing worked!

Published / Updated: 08 September 2016
In: Cruising

Cruiser Race 2016
Cruiser Race 2016
With all 10 boats assembled in Yarmouth, we made our way to The Royal Solent Yacht Club for the briefing and supper.
The start the next morning on Saturday 16 July was at 0830 by Black Rock. The CRO, Graham Nixon on Magic was on his own but using the VHF & a hooter did a good job starting us on time. The wind was from the south west about 12 knots with sunshine. It was a fast passage to the Needles with a strong ebb tide.
Published / Updated: 16 September 2016
In: Cruising

Sailability July 2016
Sailability July 2016
The forecast was for breeze at 12-17kts; we had upwards of 25kts. Undaunted, 35 guests on 5 club boats and Wetwheels set off from the club. The sun shone on us and everyone had a great day on the water. There was a trip up Southampton water with a more sheltered run up to Burseldon and a dash across the Solent to East Cowes or the Folly. The team on Wetwheels even managed a run ashore in...
Published / Updated: 11 July 2016
In: Cruising

Cruiser Race And Rally 15th – 22nd July 2016
Cruiser Race And Rally 15th – 22nd July 2016
The Cruiser Race and Rally will be starting from Yarmouth with supper and briefing at 1900 hrs in the Royal Solent Yacht Club on Friday 15 July.
We welcome those members who do not want to race but would like to cruise in company. 
If you would like more information on this event please contact Maggie Widdop or John Rutherford.
Published / Updated: 11 July 2016
In: Cruising

Bembridge Rally Report
Bembridge Rally Report
Report & Images: Pat North
It's true; the sun does shine in Bembridge After two years of poor weather we were treated to the best of the summer. Eight yachts and 4 motorboats made their way to the splendid Bembridge Harbour. It was a real vacation and we enjoyed an evening pontoon party in shorts and T shirts after which some ate on the boat and others ventured to a restaurant in St Helen's. The walk back from t...
Published / Updated: 23 June 2016
In: Cruising

Ladies Afloat 25th May 2016
Ladies Afloat 25th May 2016
10 ladies in 2 yachts, a gentle northerly, spent a happy time sailing to and lunching in Wootton Creek. We rafted together on the pontoon and transferred crews, good food and wine to one boat and did what the ladies do best. Have fun! The time rushed by and we had to make a fast passage under engine back to the Hamble just in time to catch the very last launch to the RSrnYC. Report &...
Published / Updated: 23 June 2016
In: Cruising

Mid week rally to Beaulieu
Mid week rally to Beaulieu

"Early sun on Beaulieu water lights the underside of oaks"

It wasn't quite like John Betjeman's poem 'Youth and Age on Beaulieu River' when the hardy bunch of mid week ralliers sailed round to Bucklers Hard.  In spite of the weather 12 boats went to Bucklers Hard bringing around 30 people to a very lively pontoon party.

Published / Updated: 26 May 2016
In: Cruising

2016 Solent Cruiser Race
2016 Solent Cruiser Race
After a week of very cold weather the forecast for the May Bank holiday weekend did not look too good. But as luck would have it we managed to skip most of the rain on Saturday and Sunday and it did warm up a bit.
The breeze was gentle from the Northwest and the sun was shining but clouds bubbled up when the wind went round to the Southwest.
Published / Updated: 14 May 2016
In: Cruising

Folly Rally - April 2016
Folly Rally - April 2016

The first mid week rally of the season got off to a flying start with 12 boats and 28 people who were all determined to enjoy themselves as you can see - far more than usual for this time of the year. There was no wind on the Tuesday so most of us motored but an intrepid Mike Austin on 'Up to Speed' had a spinnaker run the whole way from Port Solent.

Published / Updated: 23 April 2016
In: Cruising

Cruising Log & Blog Winners Announced
Cruising Log & Blog Winners Announced
Peter and Christene Tanner took the prize for best blog, with the story of their 4 month cruise around the Baltic, covering 2,500 nautical miles; Oojah's Baltic Bash - a Tale of Grape and Spillage. 
Robbie Boulter took the Read Cruising Log trophy for his wild & stormy account of a month-long cruise to the west coast of Ireland.
Published / Updated: 20 April 2016
In: Cruising

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