2022 Cruising Report
Published 06:30 on 17 Oct 2022
A total of 22 different boats took part in the 2022 cruising programme. These included 10 Cobles, 3 Drascombes, a Devon Yawl, a Cape Cutter, a Tideway, a Hawk 20, a 2000, a Raider and 2 motorboats.
Weather did for a total of 6 out of the 11 scheduled One Tide Cruises, not including the excellent season finale to the Boat House Café when cars and bicycles were preferred to boats in a force 5 on the nose.
The most popular OTC was on 12th August to Emsworth SC when 32 crew in 11 boats enjoyed the most glorious conditions, sailing there and back. The Ship Inn at Langstone is also a popular destination but our visit there in June was hampered by the closure of the quay for sea defence works, now restored to its former glory. On 1st June Adrian and Honor Woods generously hosted 7 boats with 18 crew at Prinsted House and on 17th May we made Chichester YC for our (sadly) only visit of the season.
You will notice the photos reveal an emphasis on the eating and drinking at our destinations except for the lovely shot of Michael Grant's BANANAA and MOONSTRUCK. We must appoint a fleet photographer.
Next year we will look at going to Mengeham SC who are very keen to host us, Northney Marina, DQSC on a good tide and a possible two tide cruise into Langstone Harbour where there is a small sailing club to port at the entrance. Day Cruises to the IOW are not currently favoured unless people think otherwise.
Last updated 22:24 on 22 August 2023