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Royal Solent Yacht Club



The Cruising group has a reputation for hospitality and warmly welcomes newcomers, both sail and motor. 

You don't need to have a boat to join in, contact the Sailing Office and we will put you in touch with someone who would like to take 'crew'.

The 'Out to Lunch' cruising events are hugely popular and next years programme provides something for everyone.

During the past few years the Club has organised several foreign cruises, including Croatia, the Burgundy canals and Turkey.

If you are interested in cruising and are not on the Cruising email list, please contact the Sailing Secretary, Peter Spink, on 01983 760256 or via

Geoff Neary is the Captain of Cruising and can be contacted via the Royal Solent Sailing Office.


The 2017 Cruising Season started on the 1st March with a trip to the Sir Max Aitken Museum, Cowes, followed by lunch at the Island Sailing Club. It was attended by more than 40 Members who enjoyed a guided tour of the famous museum and the hospitality of the Island Sailing Club.

Almost 50 Members enjoyed a guided tour of Hurst Castle followed by lunch at the Gun Inn, Keyhaven on Wednesday 10 May. The Hurst Castle Ferry was chartered for the trip.

The Cruising Group were 'out to lunch' at Gins Farm on Thursday (21 September). 14 boats and just under 50 members braved a F5-6 from the South West to enjoy the hospitality of the Royal Southampton YC on the River Beaulieu  


The next cruise is for lunch at the Royal Lymington YC on Tuesday 24 October. Further details together with a 'sign-up' sheet are in the Club foyer or can be viewed on the website by clicking HERE .

The Autumn End of Season Lunch takes place on Tuesday 21st November.