Cruising

The club organises a number of cruising opportunities for members and guest boats during the season, these include local meetings on the river, weekend cruises and longer cruises and on occasions flotilla holidays. Plans, updates and progress are supported by a WhatsApp group. The group is in addition used to arrange impromptu sailing in company by members and allows members to offer invitations to crew. To join the group contact the cruiser class captain or email MCC_cruisers@email.com

Cruising Programme 2021

Sat 22 May – Local Day Sail
Early Birds Day Sail and lunch stop in Medway

Sat 19 Jun  – Local Day Sail
Day Sail and lunch stop in Medway

Sat 3/Sun 4 Jul –  Spring Cruise
Isle of Sheppey Circumnavigation, over night Harty Ferry area

Sun 18 Jul/8 August – Extended Cruise
Holland or East Coast, rendezvous Ramsgate

Sat 21/Mon 23 Aug  – Club Summer Cruise
East Coast Venue (Option to continue exploring East Coast for those with time available)

Tue 21 Sept  –  Local Day Sail
Day Sail and lunch stop in Medway

Cruising Update
I am pleased to report the Early Birds Cruise on 22 May, was a great start to the season, the weather was better than expected, we left the moorings 11:30 and had an enjoyable gentle sail down to Stagnate. Thanks to Gigi we were able to raft up for lunch followed by a catch up chat and customary inspection of boats. We commenced the return sail to the moorings  with the Tide around 4:00. Sadly a return sail was cut short as the wind died for us (Tamaki) around Beeness, we had about 20min of rain around 17:00 quite a good day overall. Thanks to:  (Tamaki) John, Dave, Steve: (GiG the anchor boat)  Lindsay, Stan : ( Nirvana the party boat)  John, Anya, Anastasia, Michael, for attending and great conversation after lunch.

Next Events

Sat 19 June – Day Sail and lunch stop in Medway

3 and 4 July – Club Spring Cruise – Isle of Sheppey Circumnavigation with over night stop in the Harty Ferry area. This has was very popular on our previous excursion when we took the anticlockwise route and experienced a wonderful sunset and peacefully still night.

Extended cruise July-August.

For several years we have been trying to get to Holland and I was hoping this was to be the year. However given the corovirus19 situation on the continent with various restrictions, I am reluctantly forced to conclude that again it is probably unwise to attempt this objective. I am therefore proposing that we sail the South Coast, Solent and beyond, depending on conditions and percipients views.

Looking at the tides for such an itinerary the original start date is not the best. I have amended the Sailing Programme and advise that the start date will now be 18 July with a target return date of 8th August.

If you have any questions, want to know more give me call, email, or message me.  Steve Smith, Cruiser Class Captain