Poole Yacht Club Cruising Section

Members of the Cruising Section like going places by boat. It can be a barbeque on the beach at Studland or wafting through the French canals to the Mediterranean. In the summer months we organise rallies to various destinations usually within reach on a single tide and we plan these with the tide in mind. For example drifting down channel to Weymouth or Portland on a morning ebb and returning on the following afternoon flood. These are also often timed around a bank holiday weekend when getting away and avoiding traffic jams seems a good idea. There are no timed starts or mad rushes to a finishing line. You just leave when you can and take as long as you want to get there.

We will book a number of berths at the destination and places for a meal out for those who want eat together.

There is an established tradition of a pontoon party before we head off for the meal. Just bring a bottle and nibbles and join in the jollity. Some of our trips are planned to coincide with other events at or near the venue. Like the Square Festival in Weymouth which has street stalls selling local or exotic foods and a variety of free, live music acts. Yarmouth is an excellent place to moor and watch the Round The Island Race as the fleet passes the Needles.

If you're new to making a passage in your own boat we are here to help you with planning or sailing in company just for reassurance.

At the end of sailing season we keep in touch through a laying up supper then country walks and evening talks through to the fitting out supper when the sailing begins again.

Class Contacts

Iain Dickie

Class Captain

Richard Kaye


Jan Taylor


Mike Jones


Julie Gribble


Sailing Cruisers on Wednesdays

Meet every Wednesday in the Club Bar at 10:00am

This is an informal opportunity to sail cruisers on Wednesday mornings throughout the year.
It is intended to encourage people to take their boats out with like-minded sailors and be an opportunity to get tips and advice.
In addition, it is an ideal opportunity for owners to find crew and those new to the scene to have a chance to crew on cruisers.
If you thought that you would like to try sailing, here is where you start.
If you have trouble getting your boat in and out or if you have no crew, or if you would like to see how others do it, join us. Sailing if the weather is suitable, coffee and chat if it's not

The linked Facebook page has more details
If you are interested, turn up at 10am in the bar on any Wednesday.
You will need a life jacket and appropriate shoes and clothes.
If the weather is against us, coffee and a chat are always on offer.
Further details: contact Allan Ryder: allan.ryder1@btinternet.com, or Ian Hull: ianhpoole@aol.com
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