The RDYC Cruising Section organises cruises and associated events designed to encourage best practice and increase the knowledge, skills, experience and confidence of active section members such that they can cruise with both safety and enjoyment. See some pictures here.
This season the Cruising programme is being coordinated by Jacky Nield, with other volunteers looking after specific events.
The Cruising Programme normally includes short trips upriver as well as the more traditional coastal hops to enjoy the hospitality of other yacht clubs such as Brixham and Salcombe. These well attended events offer the opportunity for non-sailors to join the party by road.
We also offer longer cruises in company which, as well as being more fun than sailing alone, offer less experienced crew the added confidence of sailing with the more experienced. West Country cruises to Fowey, Falmouth, or the Helford River are popular, as well as cross channel cruises to the Channel Islands and Brittany. Changing over crew members during day sails is a good way to see another side of sailing and maybe pick up a few tips.