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Summer Social

Social events during the summer usually centre around some sort of sailing activity, but they are open to all Club members and their families whether they are sailing or not. They usually involve a BBQ and a ‘bring a bottle’ and are a good chance for members to catch up with events off the water.

Winter Social

During the winter season, the Club holds a wide range of events; cycle rides, group evening meal, visits to museums and venues to do with boating of all kinds.

A long standing feature of the winter programme has also been a winter ramble. This usually takes in a pub lunch and is a good way for members catch up over the winter break.

See the Events Calendar for our programme.

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Lake Road to Sandbanks

Two boats took to the waters of Poole Harbour from the Lake Road slipway on Saturday 4th January.

The forecast was for F3-4, overcast, 8C and with a chance of rain. We slipped at 10am, and sailed to Cleaval Point (not enough water to be able to get to land), then a long and lovely run onto Sandbanks for lunch at the Caff Cafe. We were all a bit chilly, and a sit down in a warm cafe was just what we needed. Food was hot and good, service excellent. With about 3 hours of daylight we chose to sail not the direct circumnavigation of Brownsea Island, but back through the more interesting Blood Alley, where the chances of a wind shadow were less. The wind was variable in both direction and strength as drizzle clouds passed over Hamworthy and Poole, changing the wind direction. Since the second ebb had gently started, it was an intellectual battle of minimising oncoming tidal currents and squeezing everything out of the gusts to get to the Western end of the island. The others took their sail down and rowed into the wind, then hoisted for the long single beat back to Lake Road.

On our way to Cleavel Point

We returned four minutes before the passage plan had suggested. Surprisingly, we sailed 10 miles during our tour of Poole Harbour.

Having packed up we repaired to “The Yachtsman” Public House for soft drinks and chat before heading home.

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