March 2019

Date Event OOD
Saturday March 2nd Commodore’s walk at Corfe Common

Meet at Davis’s at 10.00.

Walk ~1hr 20mins, undulating but easy. Lunch at the Halfway House.

Alan P


Saturday April 6th Holes Bay Walk

Meet at the Cafe in Davis’s at 10.30 for coffee. Walk around Holes Bay with a light lunch at the Peacock Cafe at Upton House

Alan P


Saturday May 18th  Harbour Sail.

Meet at the RoRo at 11.00 for an sail of the harbour for 2hrs.

Saturday  SundayJune 8th/9th Sail to Christchurch

Leave Poole entrance at 11.00

On Sunday. HW Christchurch is at ~14.45, so we can leave after lunch.

Alan P


Saturday July 13th Sail to Swanage

Depart 10.45 from the RoRo.



Saturday 27th July Club BBQ at Davis’s Boatyard.

Late afternoon/evening event.

BBQ will be provided, all you need is to come and bring your food/drink

Jean R


Saturday Aug 24th to Monday August 26th Sail to The Solent

Depart Poole entrance at 10.30 and have a fair tide all the way to The Medina.

Leave the Medina entrance starts at about 08.15.

Volunteer required
September 7th Harbour Sail.

Meet at the RoRo at 12.00.

John F


Saturday 12th October Club Visit to Monkey World and Tank Museum

Meeting times etc to be agreed

Saturday 16th November AGM

Details to be agreed

Saturday December 14th Christmas Lunch

Details to be agreed




News from the Harbour.

For those who moor in Holes Bay, or need to come into Holes Bay, from late Feb. into March, it has been difficult with various closings of the twin Sail Bridge. It is expected to be operational from Monday 11th March, but no opening schedule has yet been confirmed, so probably best to assume LNtM No 5/2019 or confirm with ‘Poole Bridge’ directly on Ch 12.


News from Further Afield.

The Westerly Centaur is 50 years young and the Association is holding a get together in Bembridge from the 3rd to the 7th of July. It may be wise to avoid Bembridge around this time as some 200 boats are expected – unless of course, you are a Centaur!.


News from the RYA.

Lobster Pot Hazard. A multiagency task force has been formed – the Cruising Assoc, the MMO, the RYA and Fishermen – to review ‘entanglements’. The group intends to review existing guidelines, with the aim of hazard reduction and to develop solutions based on known best practice. Better law enforcement is also an aim.

At the start of the boating season we are reminded that life-rafts could be due for servicing and lifejackets should undergo their annual check.


Brexit. The RYA is continuing to engage with the Government to ensure recreational boating interests are heard. There is concern over border controls, time limits on duration of stay, free travel throughout Europe, an acceptance of RYA qualifications throughout Europe, are some of the concerns.


Low Tax Diesel – Red diesel.

Ireland has to comply with the same European Directive as the UK over the ‘dyed’ diesel for pleasure boaters. The Irish Government is to ban the sale of ‘green diesel’ to the pleasure boating industry from January 2020.  There is concern whether the infrastructure to make diesel available at the waterside is adequate. Will our government do the same? No real news, but concern is likewise being expressed at the availability at the waterside.