Yachts and Motor Boats
The Cruising Section of the Club is open to all types of boats, both cruising yachts and motor boats. It operates all year-round both on and off the water. The Full calendar of events is available here.
We have six principal activities on offer
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The Meanderers meet every Wednesday at 9.15am in the Solent Room, subject to the weather.
We day sail to local points of interest and moor up in company before catching the tide home.
You do not need to register in advance.
All you need to do is turn up to the Solent Room in the Club with a sandwich, a love of sailing and a life jacket.
For those members who cannot attend on Wednesdays, we have introduced once a month weekend day sailing. The sessions will be run on the same “turn up and (perhaps) go” basis as Meanderers. Clearly, we cannot guarantee a crew place, but will always try to match up crew with skippers. Sessions will be promoted in the weekly newsletters and on the LTSC/KYC Google cruising group. Short term cancellations will be announced on the LTSC/KYC Google cruising group, so please check this before travelling on a weekend morning.
The Club has a very active programme with overnight and multi-night trips between March and October. We do shorter trips to destinations like Poole, Weymouth and Portsmouth and longer range visits to Alderney and Normandy.
The centrepiece of the programme is the Summer Cruise, a well-balanced, two week trip that suits sailing yachts and motor boats of all sizes with time to enjoy the destinations on offer.
Please click here to view our revised 2021 Cruising Programme list.
In addition to the Club's Weekly Wednesday Talks, we endeavour to provide technical talks, specifically directed at yachts and motor cruisers, once a month, normally on a Thursday, during the autumn and winter period.
These cover boat systems including engines, steering, or electronics, sail choice or rig tuning or boat safety.
2021/22 Dates are 11th November, 9th December, 13th January, 10th February & 10th March.
Whether you’re looking to brush up your First Aid or VHF or do your Day Skipper or Yachtmaster Theory course the Club offers these in-house with special rates for Club members.
LTSC has partnered with Solent Boat Training to offer the complete range of RYA Yacht and Motorboat practical training and assessment at preferential rates on presentation of your membership card. Full details of SBT’s courses can be found here.
The Cruising Section holds Cruising Suppers throughout the period October to March.
These are a chance to catch up with friends, but also include a prize giving event, the cruising programme launch plus the always popular Burns Night. All members are welcome.
We welcome any members to join in our activities whether you own a yacht or not. If you want to crew, we can try and ensure you get a ride with some of the skippers and get to know us.