Cruising Section

The Cruising Section of the Poole Yacht Club was formed to help members to cruise in company with the added object of encouraging less experienced boat owners to expand their cruising horizons with our more experienced members. The Cruising itinerary is designed to suit both new and seasoned members who wish to cruise in company for experience, safety, security and comradeship.

Many friendships have been created after meeting on the cruises and this has enabled many groups to continue to go further a field.

Due to the current climate of legislation we now require each owner who wishes to participate to sign an indemnity form.  Even though we cruise together each skipper / crew must take the responsibility for the making of passage plans and plotting courses, much of this information is contained within the cruising notes that are sent to the participating crews prior to departure.

This may seem a little daunting for those new to boating and as of yet not taken some of the recognised training courses available through the RYA. The whole experience from the Poole Yacht Club’s standpoint is to advise, assist and enhance the cruisers knowledge from a practical experience, knowing that there are others on hand to assist and advise if the need arises. The club’s goal remains to assist you to become an experienced and competent boat user whilst being a member at Poole Yacht Club.

In the past we ourselves have all benefited from the club’s continued commitment to help members extend their cruising horizons, with the confidence that marina berths had been pre-booked and other like minded people would be there to assist and pass on their experiences to us. We have a variety of cruises to offer our members again this year, but would welcome any further suggestions.