Cruising with HPYC
Every year Rear Commodore Cruising, with the Cruising Committee, arrange a programme of 10 – 12 cruises. Volunteers from the club membership help to organise these cruises to ports on the east coast or further afield.
It is a fun way to explore the east coast rivers if this area is new to you but also a pleasant way to spend a weekend and meet up with friends. We usually have drinks on board a yacht on arrival (motor yachts make great ‘party boats’) and then go out to dinner in the local yacht club or pub. We may have a BBQ or best of all a safari supper.
If a longer cruise is organised e.g. Blackwater Week, Channel Islands, Brittany or Holland then yachts can dip in or out at various rendezvous as they choose.
Whether you choose to cruise with other HPYC yachts or on your own the Lightship is a great place to share your stories with likeminded sailors.
Apart from cruising from restaurant to restaurant some cruisers like to race and in the HPYC programme there are Sunday races in the spring and autumn, Wednesday evening races in June and interclub races throughout the summer aimed at lightly crewed yachts with