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Cruiser Sailing Events

Ocean Village Cruise
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Saturday 24 June tbc
Single Handed Series 2
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Saturday 24 June 10:45
Gales Series 4
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Friday 30 June 19:00
Riley Trophy
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Sunday 02 July tbc
Bembridge Cruise
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Saturday 08 July tbc
Forts & Fairway Series 3 (Ian Silk Trophy)
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Saturday 15 July 08:30
Gales Series 5
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Tuesday 18 July 19:00
Summer Cruise to West Country
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Saturday 22 July tbc

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About our Cruiser Section

The club manages 100 moorings on behalf of the 'Langstone Harbour Board' which are found to the north of the club along the Broom Channel. Moorings are managed and allocated by the bosuns committee and mooring holders are responsible for their own mooring gear.

The club has limited availability for winter layup, which is offered to only club mooring holders. Layup availability is prioritised based on the length of membership to the club and the size of your vessel. Every effort is made to bring everyone ashore for winter, but those who are at risk are notified well in advance to allow them to make alternative arrangements.

The club owns a tractor and hoist (rig) which facilitates launching and recovery of cruisers; this facility gives additional flexibility to cruiser owners, allowing boats to be lifted for essential repairs or to be scrubbed.

The club organises a variety of weekend cruises within the Solent which are supplemented by long distance cruises in spring and summer months including Cross Channel and the West Country passages.

The cruiser programme includes an active racing schedule, which is well supported. This includes a mixture of racing series and trophy races, both in harbour and in and around the Solent.

Cruiser Events Desciptions

Details of Cruiser Cruises for 2017
For all events except the Gould Trophy, I am planning to be at the club the evening of the Friday the week before the event. For the Gould Trophy, I will be at the club on the evening of Friday 28th April the day before the race. So if you want to discuss an event, please feel free to come to the club.

29th April – Gould Trophy Race and Cruise
The first cruise of the new season is a combination race and cruise to Lymington over the early May Bank Holiday.
It is a race of two legs but it is not a close quarters race and you can sail it how you like. On the outward leg, on the Saturday, once you are through the gap in the submarine barrier (or you can go between the forts), you often find that the boats get well separated and you next see most of them in Lymington. On the return leg, it is even easier as you have the whole width of the Solent as the start line and generally start well separated. In short, racing for those who don’t like racing.

When we get to Lymington, we moor on the Town Quay or on the nearby trot moorings if the quay is full (so bring your inflatable dinghy just in case).
On the Saturday evening there will be a table reserved at a local pub for dinner and on the Sunday we organise a walk, weather permitting, so bring your walking boots.
This year the start times are fairly civilised being 13:00 on the Saturday and 08:00 on the Monday; allow an hour to get to the start line on the Saturday and about 45 minutes on the Monday.

27th May – Spring Cruise including

3rd June – Fareham Sailing and Motor Boat Club
The Spring Cruise will head for Newport on the Saturday. HW is 13:09 4.9m and you need to get to Newport no later than 2 hours after HW. Due to other commitments (a band gig) I will join the cruise on the Sunday. The plan is then as follows:
Monday optional bus trip and BBQ in the evening.
Tuesday afternoon, sail to Beaulieu, moor at either Bucklers Hard Marina or on the cheaper mid-river pontoons according to individual preference.
Wednesday optional walk to Beaulieu village.
Thursday sail to Newtown Creek and moor on the National Trust moorings (or anchor if you want the cheaper option).
Friday sail to Fareham Creek and the Fareham Sailing and Motor Boat Club and moor on their visitor’s pontoon.
Saturday optional walk.
Sunday sail back to Langstone Harbour.
The Cruise is structured so that you can miss out the final weekend at Fareham or omit the weeks cruise and just come to Fareham on the Friday or Saturday.

24th June – Ocean Village Cruise
Sail up Southampton Water and moor in Ocean Village marina right in the middle of Southampton. You can walk to West Quay if the mood takes you, so plenty of options for eating and entertainment.
This cruise can be extended to a long weekend if any members want to do so.

8th July – Bembridge Cruise
Sail to Bembridge and moor at St. Helens marina, optional walk on Sunday morning before leaving.
For anyone who can go early and arrive on Friday 7th, there will be an optional walk on Saturday.

22nd July – Summer Cruise to the West Country
This is a two week cruise to Dartmouth and hopefully as far as Plymouth; more details to follow.
For those who want to go farther and have three weeks to spare, Roger Smith is leaving a week earlier and hopes to get to Fowey and join the main cruise on the way back.

25th August – Swanwick/Hythe Cruise including Bursledon Regatta Fireworks
Due to the tides, this really needs us to sail to Swanwick Marina on the afternoon of Friday 25th (leave at about 14:00), Saturday there will be an optional walk and then we can watch the Bursledon Regatta fireworks in the evening.
On Sunday we sail to Hythe Marina and then depart on the Monday morning to sail back to Langstone Harbour.

23rd September – Chichester Marina Cruise
Sail to Chichester Marina, dinner at Chichester Yacht Club on the Saturday evening and sail back on the Sunday.
This cruise can be extended to a long weekend if any members want to do so and there are options of cycling to West Wittering for those who have bikes on board.

Cruiser Section Racing Results 2017

Cruiser Resultds

forts and fairways race two (Uploaded: 19 June 2017)
Gales series including race 2 (Uploaded: 20 May 2017)
Gould Trophy 2017 (Uploaded: 9 May 2017)
Single Handed series 2017 (Uploaded: 9 May 2017)

Cruiser Regattas

Buzz National Championships 2017 (Uploaded: 30 May 2017)
ISO National Championships 2017 (Uploaded: 30 May 2017)
Langstone Harbour Race Weekend 2017 - Final (Uploaded: 30 May 2017)
Langstone Harbour Race Weekend 2017 - Monday Results (Just for Fun) (Uploaded: 30 May 2017)
Wanderer National Championships 2017 (Uploaded: 30 May 2017)
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