We run a series of events each year - Cruising, Social and Training.  This page lists all upcoming events in date order.

Our monthly club meetings are running again on the first Tuesday of each month at new venue, the Binfield Club, RG42 4HP.

We are planning to run Cruising events much as normal in 2022 but will follow any Covid precaution guidelines as required.  We are keeping our club charter yacht crew sizes smaller for more comfort.  Our cruising programme for 2022 is on this website Cruising Events 2022  

Each Cruising trip has a "Deposit event" in the list below to sign onto initially so we can book charters. This will be followed by a "Balance payment event" published nearer the date of the trip.

Upcoming events

    • 16 Jan 2022
    • 08:00
    • 13 Feb 2022
    • 10:00
    • Zoom on-line conferencing
    • 11
    Register

    RYA Day Skipper Theory Register your Interest

    Have you run out of things to do and want to enhance your sailing skills?

    Do you want to get your navigation skills ready for when you can get back on the water?

    Do you prefer instructor led rather than internet only?

    The price for this course is £250.  No payment will be taken at this stage.  A further communication will finalise times based on your feedback and request payment.


    What’s included:
    • Two RYA practice charts
    • The RYA Day Skipper course notes
    • The RYA Day Skipper course exercises
    • RYA Day Skipper assessment
    • RYA Day Skipper certification on successful completion
    What’s Covered:

    General seamanship

    Navigation

    ·      Tidal Streams

    ·      Passage Planning

    ·      Tidal heights

    ·      Collision regulations

    ·      Electronic navigation

    ·      Weather

    ·      Buoyage



    • 29 Jan 2022
    • 09:00 - 18:00
    • Binfield Social Club, Roundabout Crossroads, Forest Road, Binfield, RG42 4HP
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Marine Radio Short Range Certificate Course and Exam

    Duration 1 Day with 4 hours pre course reading

    Member Cost: £135

    Non Member Cost: £150 (This includes 6 months temporary membership)



    This is a course and exam for anyone who owns or uses a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio either fixed or hand held.

    Content

    Basics of radio operation, frequencies, distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures, making ship to shore telephone calls, Digital Selective Calling, Global Maritime Distress Safety System

    Certificate issuing criteria

    To be able to operate the radio and know the procedures required to use the radio.

    Format

    This course has 4 hours of pre-reading before the course, the course will be classroom based with a maximum of 8 candidates.  VHF radios will be used to give practical experience followed by the exam taking place in the classroom.

    A VHF book is provided as part of the course.

    The exam 

    SRC exams consist of a written theory exam and assessment in the practical use of marine VHF radios The exam is performed by an independent examiner. The exam fee is payable to the RYA but has been included in the overall price for this course.

    Required experience

    None

    Minimum age

    16

    Other

    You will need to bring your lunch, notepad and pen.

     

    • 19 Feb 2022
    • 09:00
    • 20 Mar 2022
    • 11:00
    • Zoom on-line conferencing
    • 10
    Register

    RYA Yacht Master Theory Register your Interest

    Have you run out of things to do and want to enhance your sailing skills?

    Do you want to get your Yacht Master theory completed ready for when you can get back on the water?

    Do you prefer instructor led rather than internet only?

    The price for this course is £250.  No payment will be taken at this stage.  A further communication will finalise times based on your feedback and request payment.


    What’s included:
    • Two RYA practice charts
    • The RYA Yacht Master course notes
    • The RYA Yacht Master course exercises
    • RYA Yacht Master assessment
    • RYA Yacht Master certification on successful completion
    What’s Covered:
    • Position
    • The Magnetic Compass
    • Tides
    • Lights
    • Pilotage
    • GNSS and Chart Plotters
    • Echo Sounders
    • Logs (speed & distance)
    • Deck Log
    • Meteorology
    • Tidal Streams
    • Passage Planning
    • Safety at Sea
    • Rules of the Road
    • Navigation in Restricted Visibiity
    • Marine Environment 
    • Buoyage


    • 11 Mar 2022
    • 16:00
    • 13 Mar 2022
    • 17:00
    • Solent
    • 8
    Register

    22-02 Skills: Sailing and Bad Weather (Deposit)

    Practice the basics or improve on your existing skills. We will include preparation and sailing practice for bad weather conditions (even if the weather is fine!). Full price for the weekend is expected to be around £220 with a crew of four and a club skipper. 

    An initial non-refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure your place on this trip.

    Trip Difficulty: Level 1  An explanation of this and more information about booking trips is on the website under About Us/Cruising 

    To register for any event, you will need to be a Member or Temporary Member. To register for Temporary Membership click here.

    • 25 Mar 2022
    • 18:00
    • 01 Apr 2022
    • 14:00
    • Hamble
    • 3
    Register

    RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and Yachmaster Coastal practical course

    This is  a 5 day course from Friday evening to Wednesday lunch time.   Followed by 2 days of independent assessment.

    This course can be undertaken by those wishing to complete either their Yachtmaster Coastal or Offshore qualifications.

    The course covers:

     Navigation, meteorology, rules of the road, maintenance and repair work, engines, victualling, emergency situations, . Passage planning Preparation for sea Pilotage Passage making and ability as skipper. Yacht handling under power Yacht handling under sail. Adverse weather conditions Emergency situations. It prepares the skipper to be able to undertake long passages and handle more difficult sailing conditions and challenges with full confidence and the relevant expertise.

    The RYA Yacht Master Theory via Zoom register interest will take your navigation and theory knowledge to the standard required for the practical course. 

    All food, berthing fees, fuel and use of wet weather gear as well as the tuition and yacht usage are included in the price.

    The assessment and issuing of certificates are not included in the price. These are payable to the RYA directly.

    Please register to make deposit payment for the course  The full course price is £1250.  the deposit is £50.  

    • 08 Apr 2022
    • 16:00
    • 10 Apr 2022
    • 17:00
    • Solent
    • 9
    Register

    22-03 Skills: Boat handling - power and sail (Deposit)

    A weekend trip with a focus on yacht handling to include manoeuvring under sail, mooring, man overboard and many more.  

    The full price for the weekend is expected to be around £280 with a crew of four and a club skipper.

    An initial non-refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure your place on this trip.

    Trip Difficulty: Level 1  An explanation of this and more information about booking trips is on the website under About Us/Cruising 

    To register for any event, you will need to be a Member or Temporary Member. To register for Temporary Membership click here.

    • 29 Apr 2022
    • 16:00
    • 02 May 2022
    • 17:00
    • T B Solent start then further afield
    • 9
    Register

    22-04 Cross Channel Trip / Coastal Cruise (Deposit)

    Some longer passages over a long bank holiday weekend.  The actual passage plans will depend on weather conditions & preferences but we would expect to voyage outside the Solent.  We can expect some night sailing.

    29th Apr HW Portsmouth 1122  2354

    The full price for the weekend is expected to be around £400 with a crew of four and a club skipper. 

    An initial non-refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure your place on this trip.

    Trip Difficulty: Level 3  An explanation of this and more information about booking trips is on the website under About Us/Cruising 

    To register for any event, you will need to be a Member or Temporary Member. To register for Temporary Membership click here.

    • 29 Apr 2022
    • 18:00
    • 04 May 2022
    • 14:00
    • Hamble
    • 2
    Register

    RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper practical courses

    This is  a 5 day course from Friday evening to Wednesday lunch time.   This includes a bank holiday so only 2 days holiday will need to be taken if you are short of holidays.

    This course can be undertaken by those wishing to complete either Competent Crew or Day Skipper qualifications.

    The Day skipper course covers:

    Preparation for sea, deck work, navigation, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, maintenance and repair work, engines, victualling, emergency situations, yacht handling under power, yacht handling under sail, passage making, night cruising

    The RYA Day Skipper Theory course will take your navigation and theory knowledge to the standard required for the practical course. If you aren't sure your sailing is up to speed, a RYA Level 2 Dinghy course is good way to learn or refresh your skills.

    The Competent Crew course covers:

    Knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat, her rigging and sails, sail handling, ropework, fire precautions and fighting, personal safety equipment, man overboard, emergency equipment, meteorology, seasickness, helmsmanship, general duties, manners

    All food, berthing fees, fuel and use of wet weather gear as well as the tuition and yacht usage are included in the price.

    Please register to make deposit payment for the course  The full course price is £775.  the deposit is £50.  

    • 20 May 2022
    • 16:00
    • 23 May 2022
    • 17:00
    • Solent Charter
    • 10
    Register

    22-05 Skills: Coastal Navigation (Deposit)

    A long weekend trip with a focus on coastal pilotage and navigation. (Frid pm to Monday) We may include some night hours sailing.  Possible visits to Solent ports, or out to Poole, Studland Bay or Chichester Harbour.

    The full price for the weekend is expected to be around £400 with a crew of four and a club skipper. 

    An initial non-refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure your place on this trip.

    Trip Difficulty: Level 2/3  An explanation of this and more information about booking trips is on the website under About Us/Cruising 

    To register for any event, you will need to be a Member or Temporary Member. To register for Temporary Membership click here.

    • 20 Jun 2022
    • 00:00
    • 26 Jun 2022
    • 00:00
    • Chartering in Solent, to France incl. Normandy
    • 14
    Register

    22-06 Normandy Cross-Channel Week-long Trip (Deposit)

    A cross-channel week-long trip organised by Bob Hughes.  So probably two overnight crossings (good skipper experience pre-exams)  with potential visits to D-Day beaches, Oustream, Isigny sur Mer, le Havre, Fecamp.

    The full price for the week is expected to be around £630 with a crew of four and a club skipper. 

    An initial non-refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure your place on this trip.

    Trip Difficulty: Level 3  An explanation of this and more information about booking trips is on the website under About Us/Cruising 

    To register for any event, you will need to be a Member or Temporary Member. To register for Temporary Membership click here.

    • 09 Jul 2022
    • 12:00
    • 16 Jul 2022
    • 12:00
    • Chartering from Vigo in NW Spain
    • 0
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    22-01 Spanish Charter from Vigo (Interest registration)

    Peter Hurley is planing a charter from Vigo to explore the Rias in Galicia, NW Spain.  This is a beautiful cruising area with relatively sheltered "sea lochs" on the Atlantic coast. 

    There are flights from Gatwick to the region and estimated charter costs per head are around 800 euros.

    There has been enough interest to book three yachts but not all crew have yet confirmed so you can still register to be on the waitlist at no cost. 

    Once a place is confirmed a deposit would need to be paid as soon as possible with the balance requested nearer the trip date.

    Trip Difficulty: Level 2

    To register for any event, you will need to be a Member or Temporary Member.

    To register for Temporary Membership click here.

    • 22 Jul 2022
    • 16:00
    • 25 Jul 2022
    • 17:00
    • Solent charter, passage outside if possible.
    • 9
    Register

    22-08 Skills: Short Cruise from Solent (Deposit)

    long weekend trip so we can go go further away. (Friday pm to Monday) Perhaps to Weymouth or even the Jurassic coast.  Passage plans will depend on conditions but may include night hours.   22 Jul Portsmouth HW 1935

    The full price for the weekend is expected to be around £460 with a crew of four and a club skipper. 

    An initial non-refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure your place on this trip.

    Trip Difficulty: Level 2/3  An explanation of this and more information about booking trips is on the website under  About Us/Cruising .

    To register for any event, you will need to be a Member or Temporary Member. To register for Temporary Membership click here.

    • 12 Aug 2022
    • 16:00
    • 14 Aug 2022
    • 17:00
    • Solent
    • 10
    Register

    22-08 Solent Trip suitable for beginners (Deposit)

    A summer weekend cruise around the Solent for any member to enjoy. Good general sailing and manoeuvring experience visiting several Solent destinations.

    The full price for the weekend is expected to be around £365 with a crew of four and a club skipper. 

    An initial non-refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure your place on this trip.

    Trip Difficulty: Level 1  An explanation of this and more information about booking trips is on the website under About Us/Cruising 

    To register for any event, you will need to be a Member or Temporary Member. To register for Temporary Membership click here.

    • 27 Aug 2022
    • 00:00
    • 03 Sep 2022
    • 00:00
    • Chartering in Gothenburg, West Coast Archipelago Cruise.
    • 2

    22-09 Swedish West Coast Archipelago Cruise (Interest)

    A week cruising on the West Coast of Sweden, chartering from Gothenburg and exploring the archipelago. Organised by Margareta Flicos.  

    This one-yacht charter has been postponed from 2020 and is now booked for this year, Aug 27 to 3 Sept.  One person has had to drop out, but this space has now been taken.  

    Trip Difficulty: Level 2  An explanation of this and more information about booking trips is on the website under About Us/Cruising 

    To register for any event, you will need to be a Member or Temporary Member. To register for Temporary Membership click here.

    • 16 Sep 2022
    • 16:00
    • 18 Sep 2022
    • 17:00
    • Solent Charter
    • 10
    Register

    22-10 Skills: Seamanship & Sailing skills (Deposit)

    A weekend trip for members to develop their seamanship and sailing skills – and enjoy a weekend on the water. Should suit members at all experience levels.

    The full price for the weekend is expected to be around £360 with a crew of four and a club skipper. 

    An initial non-refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure your place on this trip.

    Trip Difficulty: Level 1  An explanation of this and more information about booking trips is on the website under About Us/Cruising 

    To register for any event, you will need to be a Member or Temporary Member. To register for Temporary Membership click here.

    • 07 Oct 2022
    • 16:00
    • 09 Oct 2022
    • 17:00
    • Solent
    • 15
    Register

    22-11 John Mountain Cup (Deposit)

    The annual Club Challenge, testing yacht-master and seamanship skills for skippers, mates and their crew. It's competitive, fun, exhausting, sometimes wet & cold, but probably our best event of the year.

    This event is designed for improving seamanship skills at all levels.  There are awards for Best Skipper and Best Boat.   Consider if you would like to act as Skipper or Mate for the event and let us know. 

    Trip Difficulty: Level 2  An explanation of this and more information about booking trips is on the website under About Us/Cruising 

    To register for any event, you will need to be a Member or Temporary Member. To register for Temporary Membership click here.

    • 04 Nov 2022
    • 16:00
    • 06 Nov 2022
    • 17:00
    • Solent
    • 10
    Register

    22-12 Buoy Hunt (Deposit)

    Skills & Social end-of-year cruise

    A sort of orienteering treasure hunt!  Buoy to buoy navigation under sail. Use the wind and tide to visit as many buoys as you can around the Solent.  

    There is a prize!

    The full price for the weekend is expected to be around £240 per head with a crew of 4 and a club skipper. 

    An initial non-refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure your place on this trip.

    Trip Difficulty: Level 1  An explanation of this and more information about booking trips is on the website under About Us/Cruising 

    To register for any event, you will need to be a Member or Temporary Member. To register for Temporary Membership click here.

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