T H E C L U B
EMSWORTH CRUISING ASSOCIATION
was formed in 1966 by a group of boat owners based in
Emsworth Yacht Harbour.
Although the membership has increased and is now much more widely
spread, Emsworth in Chichester Harbour is still our focal point.
Our objectives are simple: to enjoy sailing safely for fun and
to encourage the newcomer to cruising. Racing has a low priority
- although we do support and contribute to events organised by
neighbouring clubs - and a look at our programme will show the
emphasis placed on cruising. We encourage sailing in company but
there is no regimentation: weekend passages and summer cruises
generally have a leader, but for advice and guidance only.
With cruising the main interest, an Association such as ours has no
need for a clubhouse and the annual
therefore very modest (£30). Social activities are still an
important feature however: in the winter, suppers, film shows and
lectures are held at the Emsworth Centre in South Street, and during
the summer our programme includes holiday cruises 'in company',
frequent weekend rallies in the Solent, barbeques and dinners at
other clubs plus spontaneous events arranged when cruising together.
A newsletter is published regularly throughout the year, to which
it is hoped everyone will contribute with articles from 'little
gems' to a log of that special long distance cruise. The
Association has a
TIE, BADGE, BURGEE AND A RANGE OF 'SWEATSHIRTS'
obtainable from the Treasurer at a modest cost. A Year Book
is issued, which includes the full programme, lists of members'
names, addresses and boats and much other useful information.
CEVNI and International Certificate of Competance testing are provided by