Among our very popular regular Cruising outings are our Ladies Afloat days out.
These are Friday outings each month from April through to September, where this time the ladies are key. These outings are open to any lady member who would like to enjoy a very pleasant day out in company – usually up to about 5 per boat. You don’t need to be experienced at all and we only go out in good conditions. We start with a chat in the Club upper bar where we plan our destination. Then, during the morning, we sail to an anchorage or mooring somewhere in the Solent, where we enjoy a splendid lunch & refreshments (kindly provided by the Ladies) before sailing back to the Club, returning around tea-time.
Furthermore, while this is certainly not a training exercise don’t be surprised if your skipper offers you the opportunity to participate in the running of the boat, whether it be helming, sail trimming or anchoring. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can simply sit back and enjoy the view & enjoy a good natter – no pressure, just good company.
We just need to know one week in advance if you would like to attend so that we can recruit volunteer skipper/owners. There is a Ladies Afloat Whatsapp group which we use for communication so that boats and food can be coordinated. Please let the Cruising Committee know if you would like to join in and they will add you to the Whatsapp group.
We have a lot of fun, just ask any of our regulars… In fact, we enjoy each other’s company sufficiently to have a pre & post season lunch in the Club Upper bar in addition to those days afloat.