Steve White the new CCCA Cruising Sec. Commodore of Cody Sailing Club has posted these events.
Cody Sailing Club are delighted to have teamed up with CCCA to offer two Solent based fleet dinghy cruises in the summer to CCCA members. Cody have planned a sail from Lymington to Newton Creek on the Isle of Wight, and a sail from Stubbington to Bursledon.
All two or three person Comet boats are welcome on these cruises. There are some cruises, beach days, and daysails from our camps which suit single handed vessels better.
We will need to cap the numbers to about 6 boats from CCCA at each event, and we need to know the contact details for everyone who is planning to attend as we decide at the last possible moment whether to sail or not, which may be the evening before or 6am on the morning of the event if the weather is marginal.
We will facilitate the daysail, in that we will organise a group of people together who may make the independent choice to sail from the same location at roughly the same time to the same destination, and then return together. At all times the skipper of the vessel is responsible for the vessel itself and has a duty of care to their crew. They take the decision to sail for themselves.
We will look out for each other, and if someone gets in difficulty we will all stop, gather together, and render assistance as proportionate to the situation. We may provide direct assistance to others, and help to ensure that the right decisions are taken to maximise safety.
In association with the Combined Comet Class Association, Cody SC is planning a daysail from Lymington to Newton Creek. It’s a 12 mile round trip from Lymington, visiting the beautiful natural harbo...
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