Please note: The Cruising programme will be reviewed in accordance with the guidance of our Governing Body, RYA and RYA Cymru Wales, for clubs and sailors and also the instruction of Government and all appropriate Health Authorities.
You can leave all the gear aboard and come out cruiser racing. The RYA’s NHC handicap system caters for that and race control will set a separate start and course for cruising boats. The start will be 5 mins after the IRC start and the course generally shorter and simpler with the intention of all boats getting back to the marina at the same time for après sail.
Please spread the word and encourage cruising boats in the marina to turn out.
Paramount is the intention just to enjoy sailing and winning is not all. Cruiser racing is not about standing on ceremony and harsh interpretation of the rules but about the joy of sailing. For that reason there will be a prize for the second to last boat so there is always a reason to keep going and finish the course.
The Club is trying to organise a cruise to Greystones in conjunction with Greystones Sailing Club for the Bank Holiday 8/9/10th May. It is also the 75th anniversary of VE Day and the UK Government made the change to the Friday rather than the usual first Monday in the month in recognition.
Also an informal cruise to the Isle of Mann TT’s Saturday 30th May to 12th June. If you have never been the atmosphere on the island is great and you will be amazed at the speeds achieved on normal roads by the motorcycle riders. (Please note the TT is Cancelled due to coronavirus)