Cruising Committee News

Apr 1, 2021

During March, Cruising Committee member Bryan Hughes compiled a Zoom quiz as part of the Wednesday Evening Lecture season. It was quite a challenge but several members did well. The winner that evening was Pat North with Derek and Kathleen Hand coming a close second.

We have set up 2 cruising WhatsApp groups one for the Solent and one for outside the Solent. There will be more about this is in the Cruising Newsletter to go out in April.

Future Cruising events.

Our first event of 2021 is the Solent Cruiser Race and Rally that is on the first May Bank Holiday, Saturday 1 – Monday 3 May.

On the Saturday we will be going to Gosport and berths have been booked in Haslar marina,

then onto Cowes on Sunday where berths have been booked in Shepard's Wharf and finally back to Hamble on Monday. Sadly we will not be having our usual supper at the Island Sailing Club but I am sure you can eat well on board or maybe have a take away. There does seem to be a few. Here is the link for them:

If you would like to race all the documentation will be on the club web site soon. If you just want to rally please let the Sailing Office know.

Our first mid week rally is to Island Harbour on Tuesday 11 - Thursday 13 May. Ken Munro will be organising this so if you would like to join the rally please email him. (

At last we will have our first Ladies Afloat since 2019 and this is on Wednesday 19 May. Any Ladies wishing to join in please let us know by Wednesday 12 May ( As usual we will be meeting in the club at 1000 to sort out where we are going, etc.