Boaters Members Handbook

Club News, Useful Resources | September 8th, 2017 | No comments yet

We are pleased to announce that an updated version of the members handbook is now available!

The members handbook may be downloaded via the following link:

Boaters Members Handbook – Issue 1.1


Boaters Directors & Committee 2017

Club News | January 8th, 2017 | No comments yet

Following the AGM on the 14th December, we are pleased to announce that the Clubs Directors & Committee for 2017 were elected as follows:

Alan Gilmour

Alan Gilmour

Club Commodore

Paul Sharpe

Paul Sharpe


 Trevor Rackley

Trevor Rackley

Club Secretary

Gary Carter

Shorebased Training Coordinator

Esther Rackley

Esther Rackley

Social & Events Secretary, Librarian

Tony Martin

Tony Martin

Cruising Secretary & Webmaster

Trish Lloyd

Trish Lloyd

Membership Secretary


Keith Grimshaw

Safety Officer & Library

(Non-Voting Committee Member)


Spring 2017 Sailing Events

Club News, Sailing Trips | January 1st, 2017 | No comments yet

Boat Handling/Skill & Drills Weekends:

4th-5th February 2017

11th-12th February 2017

18th-19th February 2017

25th-26th February 2017

Note that the above events will be run in conjunction with Hamble School of Sailing and each of the above events will require a minimum of four attendees to run.

Where bookings allow, crews will be balanced based on ability levels.

Online Booking – Boat Handling.

Boaters Spring Sailing Weekends:

16th – 20th March 2017 – Venues to be determined by Skippers

20th -23rd April 2017  – Venues to be determined by Skippers.

Online Booking – Spring Weekends.

Boaters Event Calendar 2017

Club News, Events | January 1st, 2017 | No comments yet

The Boaters 2017 Event Calendar can be downloaded here: BB 2017 Events Calendar V8


Summer Cruise in Scotland?

Sailing Trips | February 25th, 2017 | No comments yet

Rob Webber is trying to put together a suitable crew for a 2-week Boaters Summer Cruise in the beautiful Scottish West Coast area in either July or August.

He has some crew signed up but needs a total of 6 or 8 depending on the cruise date and which boat is chartered. He is looking at boats of length 37ft to 41ft from the following locations: – Dunstaffnage (near Oban), Armadale on Skye (short ferry crossing from Mallaig) or from Shieldaig in Loch Torridon.

The basic charter cost is likely to be in the range £530 to £590 for the 2 weeks, plus the usual extras of travel, food, fuel, berthing fees, suitable holiday insurance and the individual share of the “returnable” security deposit (usually total of £1000 per boat).

There is now a limited availability of boat charter slots in this very popular sailing area, so it is essential that a final decision whether to charter is made shortly. If you are interested would you please make contact with Rob Webber —

VHF Course – Saturday 25th March

Club News, Training | February 25th, 2017 | No comments yet

A VHF certificate is essential qualification for any potential skipper or effective crew member!

Boaters will be running another of our regular RYA Marine VHF Courses on the 25th March,  for further details or to book online, please use the link below:

VHF Course Details & Online Booking

Watchkeeping safety – use of VHF radio and AIS

The MCA have recently issued updated guidelines on the use VHF and specifically on the reliance on AIS within effective watchkeeping.

This is sumarised within the following RYA article and it is recomended reading for all club members:

Watchkeeping safety – use of VHF radio and AIS





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