Social Sailing - Cruising Weekend in the Solent

(ESSC and ESC) 

Weekend of 17th - 18th June

ALL ARE WELCOME! - Especially Families, New Members 

Following on from WoW, these social cruising weekends are extremely popular, with a great inclusive club atmosphere.

The idea is to give you the opportunity to do some sailing as "guest crew" on a cruising yacht and is offered to all club members, especially those who don’t regularly sail in our cruising events.  All are welcome and no prior sailing experience is required! 

  The venue for this weekend is the Folly Inn, a mile or so up the River Medina from Cowes. 

We should be able to sail comfortably into the Eastern Solent on Saturday, with perhaps a stop for a picnic lunch at anchor in Osborne Bay or in the Beaulieu River.   In the afternoon, we will moor at the river pontoon opposite The Folly Inn.  In the late afternoon we will be gathering for a social / pontoon party.  Please bring some drink and nibbles!  We have tables booked for Dinner at the Folly Inn for 8.00 pm, with live music and dancing if you want to join in!   

This is neap tide weekend, with HW Chichester  at 17.59 on Saturday - so this is ideal for plenty of water at the Folly Inn when we arrive on the afternoon.

For the return  HW Chi is 18.58 on Sunday, which opens up the possibility of a nice cruise back to Emsworth on an east-going rising tide on Sunday afternoon!

Club cruiser owners :  please join in if you can.  It would be great if you have spare berths on your boat to offer to guest club members.  If you wish to join in the fun and can’t offer space that is great also!  Please just let us know, so we can allocate guests and also book you a berth,
Guest Crew :  If you interested to join in  please click on a button below or reply direct by email with your response and a brief summary of previous sailing experience and any particular requests!.  We will then match crews up with suitable skippers and boats. We can't guarantee the number of cruisers with spare places, so first come first served in order of replies to this email!


Please register interest by email -
so we can make enough reservations for berthing and dinner


Any queries to Geoff Whalley or John Ford.


(0)7711 772600   

 (0)7801 492941


Diary Date :- Our  Social Cruise across The Channel to France – Weekend of 19/20th August. Details sent out recently.  Please Email Geoff if interested to join in as crew or to bring your boat!