Weekend cruises start at 10:00 hours and aim to finish by 18:00 hours. Three day or week sails may require the crew to be on board for a night or dawn departure.
The finish time is only an estimate and crew should be prepared for events (wind, tide, unforseen events) to return much later than planned.
The programme can be modified, extended or curtailed at short notice, subject usually to the weather and numbers participating.
If there is more demand than can be accommodated on one boat, then a second yacht may be chartered for the club's use.
All cruises are under the command of an RYA qualified skipper holding Yachtmaster (Coastal), Yachtmaster (Offshore) or Yachtmaster (Ocean) ticket (as appropriate for the cruising area and skill levels of the crew).
Members are reminded that a booking is only confirmed when payment has been received. Payment must be made at least four weeks before departure. If you have not paid by that deadline then your berth may be allocated to another member who has paid. Within the four week window berths will be allocated as payment is received. Members cannot rely on paying at the last minute to secure a berth.
Payment covers the member's contribution to boat hire and all meals on board. Any meals taken ashore by members is at their own expense. The payment does not cover, amongst other things, travel to and from the boat wherever that may be, members personal use items (including but not exclusively clothing and bedding), travel insurance.