Cruising with Crawley Mariners Yacht Club
CRUISING NEWS.....from the Cruise Captain
Julia & Katie Johnson cruising towards East Head, October 2011
Langstrone Bridge, Chichester Cruise 2012
Cruisers enjoying the hospitality of Dell Quay Sailing Club
It's rare to find a lake based club with such an extensive cruising program. At the beginning the club was quite nomadic.With no club storage, members had to keep their boats at home on trailers. This had the advantage that the boats could be easily be taken to sailing venues other than a home lake. Hence the club's sailing programme was developed to include cruising in Chichester and Langstone Harbours, from Hillhead in the Solent and visiting South Coast sailing clubs, to enjoy sea racing. This programme continues, even though the club now owns Hedgecourt Lake.
If you are interested in a non-stressful and leisurely day's cruising in Chichester Harbour or the Solent, with an opportunity to exchange sea-faring tales over a lunch break with like-minded sailors, then come and join in. If you don't have your own boat or a suitable boat please , we can generally fit you in somewhere.
Sea sailing is quite different from lake sailing and technically more demanding, it involves waves, tides, a bit of planning and the wind is generaly stronger though more stable.. well sometimes.
There are a group of CMYC sailors who camp at Cobnor Camp when there is a cruise on - You can rig your boat and directly launch your dinghy onto the water and we rendezvous with the main group. It is still very important that you register with the Cruise Captain as usual. For further information about camping look at the 'camping page'.
Our esteemed Commodore, and his lovely wife - Adrian & Caroline Fisher