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Dinghy Cruises

Each year we run a variety of exciting days out on the Solent, including cruises to Wootton Creek, Hamble River, the Three Forts and Osborne View.

These events are not competitive. They are an opportunity to have fun, exploring the local area in a friendly flotilla of boats, sailing in close proximity.

Each cruise is supported by a safety boat and each dinghy is advised to carry a VHF radio, anchor and towing line.

If you don't have a boat and are happy to crew, or to simply enjoy a drink and a little food, then please come along and we will do our best to find you a place.

Please check the Sailing Calendar for dates of each of the following cruises:

Wootten Creek, Isle of Wight

This is a lovely day out for anyone that likes a long cruise.

We aim for a 9.30 am start, leaving the slipway by 10.30. Allowing two hours to sail to Wootton Creek, gives us time to enjoy a cooked dinner and a drink at the Royal Victoria sailing club (or a picnic), before sailing back to arrive at LOSSC by 17.00.

It's a great day to meet friends, enjoy a leisurely cruise and enjoy yourself.

Hamble River Sailing Club

Another good day for anyone who enjoys a longer cruise.

We aim to leave the slip by 10.00 and allow a good two hours to cruise along the Solent and then up the Hamble. We will find a local pub and enjoy a little food and a couple of drinks before we head home, arriving back by 17.00.

The Three Forts

This is slightly more adventurous and is for those who can sail and would like a little more of a challenge.

The day starts at 9.30, leaving the slip by 10.30. We then enjoy a sail east along the shoreline, past Stokes Bay and across Portsmouth Harbour to Spitbank Fort. We then turn south to round the second and then third and final fort before heading to a pub on the Isle of Wight to enjoy a meal and a drink before sailing home.

We aim to be back at LOSSC by 4.30.

Please note this event is NOT suitable for Toppers or Fevas.

Hillhead Osborne View

This is a leisurely cruise, sailing along the shoreline from LOSSC to the Osborne View in Hillhead. This cruise is suitable for all - Toppers, Fevas, even kayaks.

All cruises are supported by at least one safety boat. Each boat is required to carry a VHF radio, anchor and towing line.

Last updated 13:09 on 3 February 2020

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