Unfortunately the weather conspired against us when we tried this before (no wind), so this Club Cruising Day is a second try at navigating a set course in a specified time – with a slight change: Skippers must log a predicted time before starting, and then see how close their actual time is.
All details will be provided just before the event. The outline schedule is 08:30 meet for briefing, with boats anticipated to be back and tidied away by 17:00.
THIS IS NOT A RACE!
Club Cruising Days provide an opportunity for ALL members – boat owners and non-boat owners – to get out on the water for social day sails and cruising in company. These are separate from the programme of longer cruises and the aim is to involve as many members as possible in Club sailing.
Everyone is invited to take part and our team of Volunteer Skippers will take out non-boat owning members of the Crew Pool Scheme. Please Note: there is no obligation for boat-owning members to take anyone other than their regular crew, although additional help is always welcome.
Please book your place via the website using the Events booking form: Club Cruising Day – Shotley Point Yacht Club (shotleypointyc.org). If you would like any further information or to discuss, please contact Garry Stratton: email@example.com or 07584 289606.
We look forward to seeing as many people as possible out on the water.
What is a Volunteer Skipper?
We have a list of people who volunteer to take out non-boat owning members of the Crew Pool. Scheme, and give of their time, experience, and their boats. We are always more than happy to hear from other boat owning skippers who would like to volunteer.
Crew who join the boats are guests of the owner skipper. While there is no formal training provided, the skippers are always happy to provide mentoring and coaching to less experienced crew members.
Note: Some non-boat owning members are very experienced and well qualified, often as previous boat owners themselves. New owner skippers often find they can learn from these members.
Why Join In?
Cruising together is fun, especially if there’s some form of common purpose and no pressing deadline to arrive at a destination. Even after a regular day sail, especially with people new to sailing, talking about it in the bar afterwards is one of the highlights!
Club Cruising Days provide an opportunity to meet people, learn about their skills and abilities, and often lead to offers of places on longer cruises or club events.
How Do I Get Involved?
There are 10 Club Cruising Days scheduled for 2021, and all take place during weekends.
A newsletter will be sent out ahead of each day with contact details.
Alternatively, contact any member of the committee.
Please note clause 5.2 of the SPYC Constitution: It is a fundamental principle of maritime law that the skipper is responsible for the safety of the vessel and its crew. It is the responsibility of the skipper of each craft to decide whether to start or continue with a passage or an event in the light of his or her competence, the ability of the crew and the suitability of the craft for the conditions likely to be encountered.
Bookings are closed for this event.