We arrange "Cruises in Company" to various locations on the Northumberland and North Yorkshire coast throughout the year. We enjoy sailing together and usually arrange some sort to social event for the evenings, a meal or a drink at a local hostelry.
We have learned that the weather combines to disrupt our plans in the programme, in most cases we will change the destination to overcome the problems created by the weather, very few weekend cruises have been cancelled, but many have not reached the planned destination. We attempt whenever possible to go away on the planned weekends, we will continue to adapt the programme to suit the weather.
Seamanship Events (See sailing program)
This is an event open to entries from other clubs.
This event is test of navigational and metrological skills as well as a test of boat speed, and should appeal to racing sailors and cruising sailors alike. Timing is a self-declaration, by completing the form available in the club on the weekend of the event or by
Downloading the form from the website. Seamanship North form
Download the form from the website. Seamanship South East Form
Download the form from the website. Seamanship North East Form
Download the form from the website..Seamanship South Form
Useful Cruising Downloads
The correct use of flags is a tradition worth maintaining and the rules and guidance in the fine art of Flag Etiquette should help in maintaining the tradition and to instil some pride and pleasure in the observance and correct use of flags
Our Club Burgee can be purchased from "Ensign Flags" of Liverpool. They are manufactured from 'MOD' quality cloth and are sewn not printed.
Connect a DSC Radio to a GPS Click here
Connect a laptop to a GPS Click Here
Connect AIS Radar Engine to a Plotter Click here
Electronic Weather Forecasts The use of the information contained in GRIB files (Gridded Information in Binary) in weather forecasting. This information can be accessed free find out how.
The Club has a Group MMSI number, this will allow group calling for those boats using the number See Alan Dixon for details
Any Boats going abroad to a EU country here is the Schengen Form.
Link to Waypoints for our cruising area, these have been carefully collected over the years. Used at the navigators own risk. Waypoints
Passage Planning Distances Northumberland Distances
Coastguard Areas Contact Details here
Information on anchors and Anchoring Here
Safety Gear for boats participation in the inshore cruising programme, that's the weekends and the Muster, the boats should be equipped to category "B". For boats participation on the longer cruise, that involve overnight offshore sailing Category 'A" equipment is recommended. Link to recommended Safety Gear. Updated 2009