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South Coast - Westward Cruise

  • 18 Jun 2021
  • 11 Jul 2021
  • The West


Please see Covid Note Below 

Fowey Cornwall England UK on a map. Fowey Cornish: Fowydh, meaning `Beech Trees` is a small town, civil parish and cargo port at the mouth of the River Fowey in stock photoAn open invite to join a Cruise in Company over approximately two weeks to the West Country rivers.

In several previous years a number of skippers have got together on an informal basis and headed to the beautiful rivers and coastline of the West Country.  Last year, when Covid struck the club's south coast plans, a number of members headed west on an open invite cruise in company.

For 2021 I would like to promote this again as a club event.  There will be a core 'official' itinerary, with dates and destinations, but it is also intended that others may join for smaller parts of the trip, according to their availability, or as part of their own holiday cruising plans.

The dates are currently provisional, fitted in between the Treasure Hunt and the Ryde Pride event.  The actual core itinerary is likely to be for approximately 2 weeks in between these dates.


The intention in 2021 is to explore mainly the Cornish Rivers further west from those visited in 2020, probably with a stop on the outward or return leg at Portland or Lulworth Cove.

Probable destinations will be:  Salcolbe, River Yealm, Plymouth, River Fowey, Falmouth and River Fal, Helford River and maybe as far as Mount's Bay.



The Committee intends that club events will go ahead wherever possible in 2021, and the planned events are not intended to be cancelled unless they are clearly prohibited by government restrictions.

All events will be run as 'Cruise in Company'.  All participants must comply with and be individually responsible for relevant guidance or regulations such as socially distancing,  maximum group sizes and household mixing during any interaction of crew groups.

It will be the responsibility of individual skippers to comply with relevant guidance or regulations in respect of crewing arrangements and the safety of their crews.  This includes, but is not limited to - hygiene precautions, social distancing, group sizes and mixing of households on board.

Due to the uncertainty over Covid risks and restrictions at the time of the event, activities and catered dining arrangements (Plan A) are subject to change or cancellation.  Crews will need to be prepared for a Plan B of switching to an open air BBQ in individual crew groups or catering on board for example.

All attendees must be registered for the event for track and trace purposes.



Crew seeking berths are initially advised to visit the club Facebook ‘Crew Match’ page. If you are unsuccessful or not in the Facebook group, you are welcome to contact the event host.

Land based participants are as always welcome to join, and may wish to take advantage of one of the local hotels or B&B's in the area.

1. Register your attendance via the S&CA website by Friday 23rd April

2. Visit the Facebook CrewMatch page for all crewing opportunities

3. Upon approach, skippers will be required to contact the harbor / marina by VHF for specific berthing instructions. (please state you are part of the S&CA/Sailing&Cruising Association Rally)

4. You can bring along friends, but remember to ‘add guest’ at the point of your registration 

Your host for this event will be Andrew Palmer
Any questions, please email southcoast@gaysailing.org.uk

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