The club has a large cruiser fleet of approximately 100 boats of various sizes, both sailing and motor boats. The club has 85 of its own moorings in the creek beside the club.
The cruiser section arranges a programme of rallies to destinations within the Solent and further afield. Our most popular destinations are Bembridge and Ryde particularly for impromptu rallies. At least once a year we venture as far as Newport, usually around the time of the Pop Festival in June which is popular with the younger members.
Twice a year we visit Chichester Marina to start and end the sailing season. These rallies attract the most members of the Cruiser Section as we can always drive there if the weather is unfavourable.
We also hold lots of impromptu rallies to East Head – weather permitting’ – a favourite for all sizes of cruisers.
There are also several cruiser races per season. See Cruiser Events page for more details.
Another smooth Lift In at Mengeham Rythe Sailing Club
On the morning of Saturday 1st April Bob Jenkins and his team of willing helpers lifted in 45 cruisers of various shapes and sizes. In the background Julian Hickman and his team from Blue Harbour Creative Media filmed the whole process.