2023 Cruising Programme

Hi Everyone

As ever, cruising in company is at the heart of what we do, and we are planning an exciting series of marina cruises for 2023.   The CQBHA Marina Cruises Programme will go live in late November and open for bookings on Saturday 4th February 2023.

We will keep you updated through our Website, Facebook Member’s Page and the Newsletter and directly if you have made a booking.

Cruising on trips arranged by CQBHA is organised and led by the participating skippers.  We make the bookings and advise the marina of boats that have booked and circulate boat and contact details to those that have asked to go.  As the trip approaches we send out some general information to help with passage planning.  It is then up to the skippers to sort out details.  A few days before the cruise we arrange a Microsoft Teams meeting for participating skippers to discuss arrangements for the cruise. We also expect skippers to meet together on the night before the cruise as well– we suggest 2000 hrs in the amenities block or Yacht Club  – to agree the leaving time, whether the weather is suitable amd trip contact channel etc.

After you have made your booking, members of the CQBHA Team are always available to support and answer any questions that skippers may have – especially from those less experienced or more apprehensive skippers.  As well as the information notes this may be about passage planning or with additional navigational or pilotage tips.

In addition, as a result of our partnership with Powerboat Training UK based at Cobbs Quay we have arranged specific short courses on pilotage and navigation to help you be confident on the cruise which are available for a small donation to the RNLI.

As a committee we are still looking for a person or people to help with cruise planning and to be the person handling the cruise booking.  So, if you can help, let me know?  chairman@cqbha.org .

The cruises arranged for this Year are:

Lymington – Friday 7th April – Monday 10th April

Island Harbour Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May

Ocean Village Friday 26th May to Monday 29th May

Portland  – Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July

Mercury – Friday 4th August to Sunday 6th August

Weymouth – Fri 25th or Sat 26th  – Mon 28th August – Summer Bank Holiday

Surely something for everybody.  Hopefully we have put together a great programme so get booking as soon as you can.  Remember, it’s first come first served!!!

Check out our Cruise Programme page on the web site.