Southern Ionian Islands Cruise – early July

Bob Perry is organising a cruise around the Southern Ionian Islands in Greece at the beginning of July for one week. Dates are still to be fixed, but departure date will be sometime around 3 July.

If anybody would like to join in Bob can organise a bigger yacht or a second charter, depending on numbers.

Please contact Bob directly or via the comment box below for more details and to register your interest.

Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre, Dover – Friday 18 August

This special tour of the Dover Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre will commence at 14:00 with rendezvous in the Centre’s car park at 13:45. We will be hosted by Tony Evans, Maritime Operations Specialist, and will see the Operations Room, Rescue Coordination Centre, Area Control and Channel VTS Radar Coverage plus special surveillance. All of this is, however, dependent on any emergency or crisis management at the time of visiting!

Please join us for lunch beforehand at The Coastguard, an unpretentious waterside pub at St Margaret’s Bay beneath the White Cliffs with a British menu based on local produce. Britain’s nearest pub to France, The Coastguard was listed No 4 in The Times newspaper’s Top 20 Coastal Pubs. The table is booked for 12 noon, giving us time for a leisurely lunch before the 10 minute drive back to the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre.

The Coastguard
The Bay
St Margarets Bay
Dover, Kent CT15 6DY

Dover Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre
HM Coastguard
Langdon Battery, Swingate
Dover, Kent CT15 5NA

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Göcek Gulf Cruise – Turkey Sept 2017

Saronic Gulf Cruise

Göcek Gulf Cruise

Plans are now firmly in place for a week long cruise exploring the Göcek Gulf commencing September 16th 2017.  It’s an interesting area and Rhodes is only 25 miles away.

Eight members of Oxted Offshore have confirmed interest and plan to team up on a Fountaine Pajot Lipari 41 catamaran however this could be altered should more members wish to join.

Itinerary for the cruise to be agreed:

Please contact the club if this is of interest to you.

“Points Make Prizes” Rally – 7 & 8 October 2017

Tides and weather can be problematic in the Solent in October so this year’s autumn rally is being designed to make all the options possible!

On Saturday 7 October participating vessels will be asked to score points by visiting navigation buoys and yellow racing marks within an alloted time. Some carry more points than others, so it’s all about strategy! The vessel with the most points at the end of the day wins a prize.

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Nov 2018 Flotilla to Grenadines and Tobago Cays

The 2015 trip to the British Virgin Islands was a great success and many of the 21 members who went on the trip have asked about doing it again. So with that in mind were currently floating (pun intended) the idea of a Tobago Cays cruise starting from Grenada either in November 2018 or April 2019.  

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