The Cruiser Section

The cruiser section is very active, and at the moment there are 22 club boats in Folkestone harbour, 8 in Dover, 2 on the Swale and 1 in Chatham.

The fore and aft moorings in Folkestone harbour are in an area leased on an annual basis from the Harbour Authority and as the harbour dries over low water, twin keel boats are recommended. Owners are required to provide and maintain their own chains, sinkers and mooring strops. A previous user may require payment when passed onto a new user.

A store is available for inflatable dinghies, and winter storage is available in the club car park for a limited number of boats.

The section organises its own lift in and out with hired cranes, and owns a trailer suitable for boats up to 30ft. If extra transport is needed a flat bed lorry is also hired. Costs are divided equally between the boat owners involved.

It is a harbour requirement that all boats have VHF radio and insurance.

The section meets socially on Tuesday evenings from 8pm. As volunteer members run the bar on these nights you will always find someone to 'talk shop'!

A programme of cruises is compiled each year but many members also take the opportunity to sail to other destinations when possible. Remember, Calais and Boulogne are closer than Eastbourne! Traditionally a longer trip to Belgium and Holland is planned to take place at the end of May. Go to the "Cruises" tab for more detail.

There is also a racing programme with races held on Sundays. Courses are set inshore, the main objective being fun rather than hard competition. Go to the "Racing" tab for more details.

The section in also very active socially. Go to the "Club" then "Social Calendar" tab for more details.