Cruising with Crawley Mariners Yacht Club

It's rare to find a lake based club with such an extensive cruising programme. 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 contact the Cruise Co-ordinator; 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. Please click on the Safe and enjoyable cruising with CMYC. It sets out some guidlines and gives us a reminder......

Cruising 2017

As you may well have seen in the Handbook, we have put together an amazing programme for cruising this year and hope that we have included something for all you cruisers and would-be cruisers!

Chichester Harbour - Sunday 7th May 2017
Chichester Harbour - Saturday 3rd June 2017
Cobnor – camping weekend – Saturday 10th June /Sunday 11th June 2017
Fowley Island – Sunday 25th June 2017
Cobnor – camping weekend Saturday 8th July/Sunday July 9th 2017
Round Hayling Island – Saturday 5th August 2017
Solent Cruise – Saturday 9th September 2017
Chichester Harbour - Saturday 16th September 2017
Portsmouth - Saturday 23rd September 2017

How to book:

A reminder is sent out before each cruise. You phone or email me to book a place the Wednesday before, by 9pm. If you would like extra support; to crew for someone; someone to crew for you, let me know when you book. If you have booked on the cruise and it needs to be cancelled, you will be notified on the Friday before by 9pm.

What you need:

If you are new to Cruising please take time to read Safe Cruising with CMYC
Beth Clark
Cruising Co-ordinator
Tel: 01342 714599 / 07986 130735

Chichester Cruise

(Grid Ref SU 800015) Post code: PO20 7AW. Arrangements for these cruises are normally published each month in the Newsletter. Members should assemble on the Hard at Itchenor just ...
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Portsmouth Cruise

The boats can be unloaded and the cars with road trailers can be left in the free public car park about 200m inland from the slipway. This very friendly club often invites us in for breakfast, and they also...
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Solent Cruise

A day cruise around the Solent area. Ryde, Cowes, Bembridge, Newtown Creek, Portsmouth Harbour, Beaulieu River, and other spots in Southampton Water are all within a days cruising range...
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Whitstable Cruise


We have not planned a Whitstable Cruise for 2017 but hope to do so in the future - so watch this spaceThe previous Whitstable cruise was on the Saturday of the ‘Oyster’ festival.

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Round Hayling Island

The Mariners celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2013 on this cruise. A lunch stop at Langstone Harbour was most enjoyable, Champagne and cake server by the commodores wife no less...
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Camp and Cruise

A group of CMYC sailors make a weekend out of the cruise by camping from Friday to Sunday (or Mondays on Bank Holidays)
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