Cruisers

IMG_0990Welcome to the Cruiser Class section of the Medway Yacht Club website

The MYC Cruiser Class is open to all members of MYC and is mainly made up of members who own or crew a cruiser

Activities

The Cruiser Class run a programme of activities throughout the year including racing, cruising and social events.

Cruising

Regular cruising events include

  • imageMonthly meetings at Queenborough Harbour
  • Trips to London, Ramsgate, The Swale, all the East Coast rivers…..in fact anywhere within a tide we’ve visited!

Racing

We hold a full calendar of racing under both IRC and NHC rating and handicap catering for novice and expert alike

Our racing season is from April to November and includes

  • Spring Series – short series with committee boat starts
  • During the summer months we have a series of one day ‘Trophy Races’
  • Medway Keel boat Regatta
  • Autumn Series – short series with committee boat starts.  We end the year with this ever popular series – the biggest and best series on the East Coast – in our opinion!

 

Race results

IMG_0555Social

Social functions include the Laying Up Supper after our AGM in November and our Fitting Out Supper in April, this event is very popular as we do our best to get a yachting celebrity along, Tom Cunliffe was a recent guest speaker and was excellent.

AGM 2016 – Minutes

MYCCC AGM Nov 2016

Trophies

We have the following trophies awarded annually.

  • Barnard Loving Cup – most interesting logbook of the year
  • The Montgomery Trophy – winner of Fun Race around the historic wreck
  • The Shipwrights Trophy – best prepared yacht of the winter
  • The Messenger Trophy – furthest return trip from MYC

Equipment

1-c-15-160In addition to the facilities provided by the club the Cruiser Class owns a selection of extra facilities and equipment which we make available to Cruiser Class members including:

  • Secure outboard engine storage
  • 4 yacht cradles capable of taking craft up to 12 metres
  • Wet sanding system for surface preparation for anti foul paints
  • Mast climbing ladder

Joining and fees

      Joining us is easy, simply email the Cruiser Class Captain.

      Our annual subscriptions are £10 per boat per year.

      By supporting your class you’ll be helping improve facilities for cruising yachts at MYC and opportunities to meet like minded cruising and racing sailors. When we crunched the numbers we discovered our 130 members have over 3,250 years of experience between them, a huge pool of knowledge to tap into if you’re planning a trip somewhere new!

      coco-partyKeeping in touch

      Our regular monthly e-newsletters will keep you up to date with both our and the clubs activities and if you’re racing you’ll get the results on the day too. Click here to be added to the Cruiser Class mailing list.

      2017 Information

      Over the next few months we will add links below that will take you to our calendars for the coming year, racing results, racing paperwork and booking forms for our social functions.

      • Racing Results
      • Racing Calendar
      • Cruising and Social Events Calendar
      • Booking forms for Social Events
      • Racing Paperwork, SI’s etc.
      • Subscriptions and fees for class equipment
      • Cruiser Class committee contact list

      Hopefully we’ve something of interest for you and will see you at one of our events soon, please do get in touch if you would like to know more about any of our activities.

      For any questions in relation to the Cruiser Class please contact Class Captain David Boakes

      07718 732451

      email david.boakes@btinternet.com