Cruiser Class – April Newsletter

Spring finally seems to have broken and boats are slowly getting onto their moorings . I always look at this time of year as one of hope for lots of sailing and enjoyment. There are many ways that you can ask for help in the boat park but this is the first time its been done like this .

On a very serious note the club is flying the Ukrainian flag following a suggestion put forward by the cruiser class . I hope that you all  approve

You might recall that last year the cruiser class brought new white rubbing strips for the scrubbing trolly and the inside of the pontoon. I am pleased to say the strips on the scrubbing trolly have been installed and the pontoon is due to be done once the boat launching has been completed .

Cruises .

Our trip to Conyer is now fully booked with 15 boats saying they are going . The trip to Heybridge is also fully booked .

Other Jollies

 30th April Benfleet. ( early May Bank Holiday )

 This one means a early start from MYC , 0800 hrs from MYC on the 30th April to get the high tide into Benfleet at 1330 hrs . Leave Benfleet on 2nd MAY at 1434hrs .

 14th May Queenborough weekend

 2nd to 4th June MYC Regatta

Come and race in the white sail class . If you don’t want to do the whole regatta just sail in the white sail race on the Saturday. Let’s make the Cruiser White sail the biggest class again this year.

11th June Queenborough weekend.

9th July Montgomery Race and Queenborough weekend

This year the Montgomery Race will be on Saturday the 9th July . Normal rules apply start 1000 hrs MYC . This is also a Queenborough Weekend so the finishing line will be Queenborough Spit Bouy ( for those of you that like to push the rules you have to round the Montgomery first ) this also gives everyone the chance to stay the night in Queenborough.

25th July Heybridge Basin ( limited places )

This is a chance to visit Heybridge Basin on the Blackwater and explore the Chelmsford Canal in your dinghy’s .

Leave Sheerness 25th July to the Blackwater . It probably will not be able to get into Bradwell so will need to pick up a Bouy West  Mersea area. 26th July to Heybridge Basin its a 2 hr trip but essential you are there by high water 1255 hrs .

27th 28 July get the dinghies out and explore the Chelmsford Canal or just enjoy the area.

29th leave at  1425 hrs high water for Bradwell or where ever .

August 13 th Queenbourough weekend

17th September Queenborough weekend the ( change from the normal 2nd Saturday )

October the 8th Queenborough weekend

November the 12th AGM and laying up supper

Cruiser Class what’s app group .

This is for members to let others know of trips they plan or just jollies . If you want to be part of this group please contact Bob Turk

If you want to join in any of these trips please let Bob Turk )  or John Marshall ( ) know .

Queens Platinum Jubilee River Pageant .

I you would like to take part in this then please enter this into your browser    And register your interests .

Tuesday Group .

Tuesday boys helping the bosun cut the old shackles of the span lines

The Tuesday group of intrepid sailors will be starting this week (12th April ) the first sail will be to Queenbourough to renew old friendships in the Rose Inn , all the other Tuesdays will be the same !


The first race of the Spring series was sailed on the10th April . Why not come and join in the white sail class. There can be no better way of learning how to get the best out of you boat and yourself than having to sail round a set course

John Marshall