Cody Sailing Club – a virtual sailing club specialising in fleet dinghy cruising and family camping.
A number of innovations have been proposed by club members for 2020.
I seek to find out how many members would be – in principal – interested in these proposed events.
Two day cruises at a weekend with accommodation ashore near the launch site.
One of the innovations that has been proposed by club members for 2020 is a number of two-day weekends.
We would plan to camp or stay ashore, not necessarily as a club in the same location. Hotels, B&B and camping all feature in the alternative accommodation, so great for those who do not camp.
We might be hosted by a real Sailing Club or use a public slipway, and cruise from the given location on both Saturday and Sunday, probably arriving Friday.
So it’s not a Cody Camp, like Keyhaven or Cobnor, where we all stay in the same location – we would stay in whatever accommodation we’ve arranged ourselves (to suit our budget) and sail each day from the given location as a fleet.
Just so that I have an idea of numbers, and assuming that the weather is a F4 with bright sunshine and warm weather – so this is very much in principal, would you be interested in this?
Thoughts on locations could include
Chichester / Portsmouth / Solent
5 day or multi-day daysail dinghy cruises further afield
Very much in the spirit of above, but travelling much further away, would you be interested in making up a team for an away-trip adventure?
West Coast of Scotland – Mull or Jura (look up Craighouse, Jura, and see the stunning marine environment that is aching for exploration).
These would be from a fixed location with daysailing every day and will not require sleeping aboard.
If multi-day daysailing like this interests you, please let me know and we will take your aspirations into account while planning sailing next year. If you are happy to Advance Organise, and lead the daysailing, please also let me know.
- Bridging the gap between RYA Level 2 and confidently sailing in a wide variety of conditions on your own.
- Come adventurous dinghy cruising in company – fleet dinghy cruising
- Join us family camping with club and personally owned sailing dinghies. Bring-your-own canoes, windsurfers and Stand-Up Paddlers are welcome. Camp by the waterside in beautiful locations
- Extend your range… Coastal cruise your dinghy on a family camping holiday.
We are a friendly Club and we welcome anyone interested in dinghy cruising, yacht cruising and camping – and you don’t have to do them all – we also walk and cycle sometimes.
The whole family, and singles, will enjoy the good life getting back to nature with Cody.
We have a wide operating area, across the South of England, and we venture further afield for camps. We sail in Sussex, Hampshire, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.
The primary purpose of the club is to organise affordable coastal sailing cruises and sailing-themed camps for our members, in a friendly and supportive group environment. The sailing is designed to suit a wide range of sailing abilities, whilst the camping also appeals to non-sailing members of all ages.
While we are most definitely not a racing community, we welcome members with all levels of sailing competence, and there is always a healthy interest in effective and efficient sailing.
We do not offer clubhouse facilities or storage for club member’s boats.
Instead, the club operates primarily as a tidal cruising organisation for sailing dinghies and yachts. We sail in a wide variety of sailing locations in and around the UK.
Our programme provides both tidal and inland sailing events that are tailored to suit the mixed interests of our membership.
Many of our camps are on private coastal sites that landowners have made available to the club over many years.
We enjoy fleet dinghy cruising in tidal waters in the Solent and other prime UK locations.
We support Cruiser Rally’s for our Yachting community and dinghy fraternity alike, and in order to maintain social contact all year round we hold winter events both on the water and ashore.
To provide dinghy space for non-boat owners on our cruising events, the club also provides access to three Comet Trio club dinghies, subject to an additional Dinghy Section membership fee. These boats are also available for hire by qualified crews.
We are an active and friendly sailing club whose membership used to be drawn mostly from around the Farnborough and Portsdown, Hampshire area, and now we have membership from Yorkshire to Somerset, Sussex to Dorset. We organise regular dinghy cruises on the sea and inland waters as well as yacht cruises and many family camps. Other activities involve friendly racing and many social activities including visits and talks.
I for one take great comfort when sailing with Cody friends knowing that there is an intent and experience to give assistance to others.
I love sailing because there is always something to learn. I love dinghy sailing because it’s so immediate.
Thanks to all for 3 great days of sailing and especially to everyone who has worked tirelessly to make the weekend possible
Thanks for a great couple of days!