Cruising with Crawley Mariners Yacht Club
CMYC CRUISING DATES 2023
ALL TIDES ARE IN LOCAL TIME (BST)
CHICHESTER SPRING RANGE 4.0 NEAP 2.1
PORTSMOUTH SPRING RANGE 3.9 NEAP 1.9
CHICHESTER CRUISES START FROM ITCHENOR HARD
DATE Location HW HEIGHT RANGE
Sat 8th April Chichester 13.50 4.7 4.0 Sp
Easter BH w/e
Sat 15th April Chichester 07.49 3.8 2.3 Np
Mon 8th May Chichester 14.11 4.6 3.8 Sp
Coronation BH w/e
Sat 20th May Chichester 12.52 4.6 3.7 Sp
Sat 27th May Chichester 17.49 3.9 2.1 Np
Sat 3rd June Chichester 11.38 4.5 3.3 Sp
Sat 17th June Solent 1 11.44 4.3 3.0 Mid *
West going tide.
Sat 24th June Chichester 16.30 4.2 2.7 Mid *
Novice Cruisers and Slower Boats especially Welcome.
Sun 02nd July Chichester 11.13 4.4 3.1 Mid
Sat 22nd July Solent 2 15.21 4.4 3.2 Mid *
East going tide
Fri 04th to Sun 06th Aug. Family Cruise Camp Weekend, Cobnor Cobnor Estate.
Sat 05th August Chichester 15:09 4.9 4.3 Sp*
Sun 06th August Chichester 15:55 4.8 4.1 Sp
Sat 12th Aug Chichester 09.36 3.8 1.9 Np *
Sat 02nd Sept Portsmouth 13.56 5.0 4.7 Sp *
Sat 09th Sept Round H.I. 07.27 3.6 1.5 Np **
Sat 16th Sept Chichester 13.17 4.7 3.8 Sp
*Support boat planned.
Portsmouth cruise subject to host Clubs being open.
We will need a nominated cruise leader for each cruise taking place.
Supported cruises are dependent on availability of volunteers to tow and man support boat.
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 download the Safe and enjoyable cruising with CMYC PDF It sets out some guidlines and gives us a reminder......
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
Tel: 01444 241902 Mobile: 07818 403957