Welcome to Cruising

Welcome to the Mylor Yacht Club Cruising Section!

Here in MYC we aim to provide a friendly and congenial sailing environment offering what members want. There’s no ‘hard sell’ and anyone wishing to join in is made very welcome indeed with members free to ‘dip in’ and ‘dip out’ of events as they wish. Each year, a programme of rallies is published early on. These can vary from a short sail to a local eatery, or a weekend away, to longer trips further afield.  In recent years, the Isles of Scilly, Brittany and the Channel Islands have been visited by MYC rallies, as have popular events such as Plymouth Fireworks and Fowey Week. Plans for this year can be found through the links (below). If appropriate, there may also be a short day sail for a picnic ashore. A Friday evening e-mail will be sent advising late changes or announcing pop-up events.

If you are new to MYC and fancy joining in, please make yourself  known to an event organiser or the Cruising Secretary.  If you wish, we’ll see if we can provide you with a friendly member, a ‘ Buddy,’ to help ease you into things. Alternatively, keep an eye open for the MYC burgee and just pop over to say hello.

Just a note on process:   if you’d like to join in, please be sure to read the Club’s Cruising Policy and Terms & Conditions, and to complete the Registration Form, via the links.

We’re looking forward to seeing you on the water!

Cruising Buddies

So what can a Buddy offer?  Some people can find attending an event where the majority of people already seem to know everyone else, a little daunting.  If you’re new to MYC and would like more information as to what goes on at a particular event afloat, what the destination and mooring arrangements are like or similar, then please get in touch with the event organiser.  You may feel that you’d like to arrive at an event and have someone you know there as a first point of contact to welcome you, introduce you around and generally help you get into the social swing of things by introducing you to other members. Pre-dinner drinks, a pontoon party, dinner or similar, will help make sure that you’re ‘welcomed aboard’ and get to know the group as quickly and as easily as possible.  You won’t be ‘over nannied’, but you may just prefer a helping hand to find your feet in what may be a new group to you.  If you would like to ask for a Buddy, please make this known to the organisers in good time.  The organisers may offer their own services or ask another participant to get in touch with you and introduce themselves as your Buddy for the event.  Mylor is a really friendly club and we wouldn’t want to leave anybody feeling as though they’re on the side-lines and maybe, it won’t be long before we hope you’ll be offering your own services as a Buddy!