Cruising Activities at RHYC
There are fourteen opportunities in 2017 to join other RHYC members and participate in local cruises up and down our coast. There
are four short cruises when we are happy for dinghies to join us and two longer ones - one to London and Chatham and a one or
two week trip to Ostend and Holland.
So as to gauge the number of berths to book it would be good if members could express their interest in advance with the
office and the cruise leader by email. The final cut off date however is the Monday before the cruise. All email
addresses are in the member's section of this web site.
The programme is a great incentive to actually get on and sail somewhere and there is no doubt that it is an excellent way
to meet fellow sailors and make friends. Also the group planning is helpful and reassuring to all even to the most experienced
There is a get together on the evening preceding the cruise in the club house where we have a meal and a briefing.
Allan Jones is the coordinator of the section and can be contacted if help is needed. Tel 01379 652491 email@example.com
Passage Planning for Cruise in Company
The organiser or coordinator may produce a selection of information to start passage planning. it is the owners/skipper and crew’s responsibility to ensure the accuracy of any information used. The organisers, its’ officers disclaim any responsibility for loss of life or injury to persons or damage or loss of property how so ever sustained which may be incurred by members or their crew or guests whilst taking part in a CinC event. Member’s and their crews must rely on their own experience and their knowledge of weather, tide, sea conditions, navigation etc.
Event and Leader
|Sunday, 9th April at 1230||-||CIC Lunch|
|Sunday, 23rd April||-||Shakedown Sail with lunch at The Pier Harwich - Allan Jones|
|Saturday, 29th April||14:51||Burnham - Nigel Seary|
|Sunday, 7th May||10:21||Timed Trip Round Rough Tower, supper at RHYC - Allan Jones|
|Saturday, 27th May||13:41||Orford and or Aldeburgh - Simon Quantrill|
|Saturday, 10th June||13:11||St Katharines and Chatham 7 Days - Allan Jones|
|Saturday, 24th June||12:41||Walton Pond - Nigel Martin|
|Saturday, 1st July||5:51||Bradwell - Ken Rolls|
|Saturday, 8th July||12:11||Brightlingsea - Charles Nisbet|
|Friday, 28th July||11:41||Holland 9 Days - Jason Vee**|
| ** NB As from 1 June 2017 000UTC a new Traffic Separation Scheme will affect all vessels crossing from the UK and planning to
enter NL or B via Stellendam, de Roompot, de Schelde, and potentially Zeebrugge and Blankenbergen if approached from a Northerly
The new scheme – see for outline details pfd file –will show new separation areas and potential also the additional new Borselle 3 windfarm.
Only outline details are available at present – see Bericht Aan Zeevarenden (BAZ), week 6, no. 72. It is hoped – but by no means certain - that new charts will be available a couple of weeks before the introduction of the new scheme.
|Traffic Separation Scheme||Holland 16 Days - Marcus Bucknall**|
|Saturday, 5th August||11:11||Ramsholt - Mark Benbow|
|Saturday, 26th August||15:41||Medway|
|Saturday, 9th September||14:41||West Mersea - Simon Harrison|
|Saturday, 23rd September||14:31||Woodbridge - Jim Grant|
|Saturday, 7th October||13:31||Walton Pond - Dennis and Anne Kell|
Shakedown Cruise - Allan Jones
Five boats and fourteen crew took part in the CIC Shakedown Cruise to Harwich with lunch at The Pier Hotel. We all met on the club's lawn at 09.30 and had a delightful sail to Halfpenny Pier in good weather and then a rather prolonged lunch which proved extremely sociable before we caught the flood tide back and able to sail all the way back.