Yacht Cruising

The Cruising Section of the club operates all year-round both on and off the water and we have five principal activities on offer.

Day Sailing

Meanderers The Meanderers meet every Wednesday at 9.15am subject to the weather and we day sail to local points of interest and moor up in company before catching the tide home. All you need to bring is a sandwich, a love of sailing and a life jacket.

Weekend Wanderers.  For those members who cannot attend on Wednesdays, we have recently introduced once a month weekend day sailing.  The sessions will be run on the same “turn up and (perhaps) go” basis as Meandering. Clearly we cannot guarantee a crew place but will always try to match up crew with skippers. Sessions will be promoted in the weekly newsletters and on the LTSC/KYC Google cruising group. Short term cancellations will be announced on the LTSC/KYC Google cruising group, so please check this before travelling on a weekend morning.

 

 Cruising

The Club has a very active programme over overnight and multi-night trips between March and October. We do shorter trips to destinations like Poole, Weymouth and Portsmouth and longer range visits to Alderney and Normandy.

The centrepiece of the programme is the Summer Cruise, a well-balanced, two week trip that suits sailing yachts and motor boats of all sizes with time to enjoy the destinations on offer.

Why not have a look at the LTSC Cruising Programme 2020

 

Please click here for the Tidal Gates for the Summer Cruise 30th May – 14th June 2020.

Please click here for the Tidal Gates for the shorter Summer Cruise 30th May – 11th June 2020.

Sample reports:

2019 Summer Cruise report by Barry Daniell here.

2019 Beaulieu River cruise report from our Rover Reporter Connie here.

 

Google Cruising Group: to make sure that you have the latest news on cruising activities, please ensure that you are a member of this email group.

Simply send your email address to the Google group administrator (amfordh@gmail.com) and they will add you to the group.

Training

Whether you’re looking to brush up your First Aid or VHF or do your Day Skipper or Yachtmaster Theory course the Club offers these in-house with special rates for Club members.

LTSC has partnered with Solent Boat Training to offer the complete range of RYA Yacht and Motorboat practical training and assessment at preferential rates on presentation of your membership card. Full details of SBT’s courses can be found here.

 

 

Talks

In addition to the Club Weekly Wednesday Talks, we endeavor to provide technical talks, specifically directed at yachts and motor cruisers, once a month during the autumn and winter period.  These cover boat systems including engines, steering, or electronics, sail choice or rig tuning or boat safety.

 

 

 

 

Social

The Cruising Section holds Cruising Suppers throughout the period October to March. These are a chance to catch up with friends, but also include a prize giving event, the cruising programme launch plus the always popular Burns Night. All members are welcome.

We welcome any member to join in our activities whether you own a yacht or not. If you want to crew, we can try and ensure you get a ride with some of the skippers and get to know us.