New Shared Cost Cruising
Shared Cost Cruising has been very successful in previous years and we're looking to re-establish it to provide more sailing opporttunities for both seasoned sailors and newbies in HOEOCA.
Our current thinking is that cruises would be either long weekends or mid week to suit, either with a single yacht or a mini flotilla. There would probably be two a year but with more if there is sufficient demand. We propose to charter when boat owners have other commitments and are not able to offer their boats.
Crews will share cost and responsibility, including any unforeseen events, eg diver costs, lift-outs, equipment loss, fenders, etc. so owners are not out of pocket!.
Newly appointed Committee Member, and a previous Rear Commodore Cruising, Garham Clarke will be co-ordinating.
Please register your interest with Graham, both crews and owners, if you'd like to take part.
With the success of Shared Cost Cruises in August and October 2019, we are planning to have more Shared Cost Cruises next year with possibly more yachts and a mid-week cruise. Please add the following dates to your diary.
6-9 March 2020 - Canal Cruise - Alvechurch to Birmingham and back. Itinerary & App form // Full payment please 8 Jan 2020
24-26 April 2020 - Solent Weekend Cruise.
8-12 June 2020 - Mid Week Cruise.
14-16 Aug 2020 - Solent Weekend Firework Cruise.
9-11 Oct 2020 - Solent Weekend Cruise.
In addition HOEOCA owner/ skippers who are looking for crew on non-HOEOCA events can forward passage details and the experience they are looking for. These will be posted on the Members Bulletin board so members can make contact directly. Please note you need to login to the website in order to access the Bulletin Board. Again please contact Graham.