Welcome to Cruising

Welcome to the Mylor Yacht Club Cruising Section!

Here at MYC Cruising we aim to provide a friendly, relaxed sailing environment for all our Members. There’s no ‘hard sell’ and anyone wanting to join in is made very welcome. Members are 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 along the coast, 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 the Plymouth Fireworks and Fowey Week. Plans for this year can be found through the links (below). If appropriate, there may also be short day sails for a picnic or BBQ 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 would like support or would like to join another boat as crew we’ll see if we can provide you with a friendly ‘Buddy’ to help ease you into things. Alternatively, keep an eye open for the MYC burgee on other boats and just pop over to say hello.

An important note: if you decide to come cruising with the Club, please read the Club’s Cruising Policy and Terms & Conditions, and also complete the simple Registration Form, via the links. This Form needs to be completed at the start of every new Cruising year.

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

Cruising Buddies

What can a Buddy offer?  Some people find attending an event where most people already seem to know everyone, a little off-putting. If you’re new to Mylor Yacht Club or to Cruising and would like more information as to what goes on at a particular event afloat, the destination and mooring arrangements or similar, then please get in touch with the Event Organiser.  You may feel you’d like to arrive at an event and have someone welcome you to get into the swing of things by introducing you to other Members. Pre-dinner drinks, a pontoon party, supper or similar, will help make sure that you’re ‘welcomed aboard’ and get to know other Members quickly and easily.  You might welcome a helping hand to find your feet if cruising is new to you, or the idea of joining an experienced group is daunting. If a Buddy would be helpful please let the Event Organiser know in advance. They may offer their own services, or ask another Member to get in touch with you to introduce themselves before the event.  Mylor is a really friendly Club and we wouldn’t want anybody feeling as though they’re on the side-lines. Who knows, maybe it won’t be long before you’ll be offering your own services as a Buddy!