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 2022

Mon 2 May – Local Day Sail
Early Birds Day Sail and lunch stop in Medway

Mon 23 May  – Local Day Sail
Day Sail and lunch stop in Medway

Sat 18/Sun 19 Jun –  Spring Cruise
Conyer Creek

Tue 21 Jun for 3 weeks (return latest 12 July Extended Cruise
Destination according to prevailing circumstances: Holland, N French Coast, UK East Coast

Fri 8/Sun 10 July – Club Gala Weekend

Sat 23 Jul  – Local Day Sail
Day Sail and lunch stop in Medway

Sun 7 Aug  –  Local Day Sail
Day Sail and lunch stop in Medway

Sat 27/Mon 29 Aug (BH) – Club Summer Cruise
Ramsgate

Wed 7 Sept – Local Day Sail
Day Sail and lunch stop in Medway

The dates for the day cruises have been selected to allow sufficient water for people to get out to their mooring, be able to stop somewhere for Lunch and then return on the mooring in light and get ashore.

Cruising Update

The club weekend cruises this year are to be :-

  • Conyer in June, this is the first time I can remember the club visiting, although with 125 plus years of cruising history, I am sure MCC will have been sometime in the past. For the more adventurous with a high tide at 16:20 a longer sail round the outside of Sheppey is an opportunity. 
  • The second weekend Cruise is a return to the ever popular Ramsgate. This will be held over the August Bank Holiday weekend, those on moorings may choose to spend the night on board at either the moorings, Stangate or Queenborough. The much delayed opening of the new marina at Dover is scheduled for this year so an extra night could be an option for some to visit and try out the facilities.

For those who have more time available a slot for a longer cruise (in the order of 3 weeks) has been scheduled to span late June and early July. The destination will be what is possible given the prevailing conditions at the time. Recent years cruising abroad has been somewhat compromised by covid restrictions and prior to this political conditions was a concern for some. If we are free of the dreaded C, lockdowns, and boarder closures. Holland has been an intended destination for some time, so barring weather conditions is first choice, reserve destinations are North French Coast or the East Coast.

For local Cruise in Company to a lunch stop and return the same day, 4 dates have been identified.

 I hope you will be available to join other members for a cruise in company during the season. In any circumstances if you are considering a sail, long or short and would like company or crew please post on the WhatApp group your intentions and let other members know so impromptu sail in company can occur

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