As ever, cruising in company is at the heart of what we do, and we are planning an exciting series of marina cruises for 2024. The CQBHA Marina Cruises Programme will go live in late November and open for bookings on Saturday 3th February 2024.
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? firstname.lastname@example.org .
The cruises arranged for this Year are:
Bucklers Hard Marina, Beaulieu River – Fri 29th March – Mon 1st April (3 nights)
Bembridge, Duver Marina – Fri 3rd May to Mon 6th May (3 nights)
Lymington Harbour – Fri 24th May to Mon 27th May (3 nights)
Yarmouth Harbour – Fri 28th June to Sun 30th June (2 nights)
Mercury – Fri 12th July to Sun 14th July (2 nights)
Guernsey – Sat 27th July to Sun 4th August (8 nights)
Weymouth Cruise 1 – Fri 23rd – Mon 26th August – Summer Bank Holiday (3 nights)
Weymouth Cruise 2 – Fri 23rd or Sat 26th – Tues 27th August – Summer Bank Holiday (4 nights)
West Country – Queen Anne Battery, Plymouth Mon 26th August – Thur 29th August. Then Torquay Thur 29th August – Sun 1st Sept (6 nights)
East Cowes – Fri 20th September – Sun 22nd September (2 nights)
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.