About Cruising

Not all Bowmoor sailors wish to race but that does not mean that our sailing skills should not be up to scratch. We provide a cruising session each month from May until October with an aim to brush up on sailing theory, rules, seamanship and safety procedures whilst maximising the enjoyment of sailing.

What do we do?

We run monthly sessions based on relevant elements of the RYA National Sailing Scheme ranging from Start Sailing to Seamanship Skills and Day Sailing. The briefs for these sessions are available via a WhatsApp Cruiser Group. You can carry out the practical elements of the monthly subjects at your convenience or join in the Cruising Saturday sessions, when we come together to put the theory into practice, provide some ‘Buddy’ safety cover and most importantly, have fun on the water.

Who do we cater for?

We welcome sailors and crew with experience levels ranging from novice to old sea dog and all types of sailing boats. If you are planning to venture to the sea, these sessions will arm you with the knowledge to plan sensibly and stay safe.

What sort of boats can I sail?

There are a range of cruisers sailed at Bowmoor. Generally, our fleet consists of trailer-sailors that are dry stored or moored on the lake. We also welcome dinghy sailors who wish to refresh or improve their skills. If you are not sure whether your boat is right for our lake, get in touch. With the current Covid restrictions, you should launch and recover your boat on your own or with permitted family members.

When is the next session?

Cruising Saturdays are published in the Club Calendar and the Bowsprit Newsletter. Cruising Saturdays are free; there is no need to pre-book. After self-briefing, just turn up on the day, usually at 10am onwards at the Club. We also arrange mid-week sessions and sail in company when the weather is suitable.

Get in touch

Interested in joining in with cruising at Bowmoor or want to be added to the cruising whatsapp group? Get in touch with our Cruising Fleet Captain John Murrell using the form below. 

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