Cruising Group

The Club Cruising Group was formed in 2007 to encourage keelboat and motor cruiser owners to share knowledge and experience, and explore various destinations within the Clyde area and beyond in the company of others to build confidence in a convivial atmosphere.

From the beginning of April through to the end of September, a series of weekend cruises are offered with musters planned by members around the Clyde and its surrounding lochs and Islands. These often take in important festivals such as the Bute Jazz Festival (May) and Tarbert Seafood Festival (July). All cruises start with a meeting in the Clubhouse on either Friday evening or Saturday morning to agree destinations and the all-important social programme.  We hold a weather check and safety briefing at this meeting, agreeing our VHF working channel and exchanging mobile phone numbers of all participants. The 2019 programme is now available below! All cruises are advertised in the Club e-news and will be posted on this page and on the Cruising Facebook group page. A guidance document for cruise coordinators, compiled with the help of the club safety convenor, is attached below.

We sometimes undertake longer cruise in company, for 1, 2 or 3 weeks (or longer!) depending on members' availability. Designed to share the experience of navigating the waters west of the Mull of Kintyre, and Ardnamurchan, and passage planning around the tidal seas of the Mull of Kintyre and West Coast of Scotland, these cruises are agreed and planned by those wishing to take part on a year to year basis. They are usually beyond the Clyde and in recent years have taken in Northern Ireland, the Outer Hebrides, Skye and the Western and Small Isles as well as Crinan Canal.

In the winter months we take the opportunity to brush up on our shore based knowledge with a series of talks geared towards both educating and entertaining. These take place on Sunday afternoon in the Hems Kalis room of the Clubhouse. 2019 programme now finished with some fascinating insights from members about their cruising and shore based adventures- congratulations to Sue Brook (Inclination) who won the log of the year trophy for 2018. We also hold social evenings where members can come and hear talks from friends and colleagues and share their own experiences with a buffet supper and bar service. These are advertised in the Club e-news and will also be posted on the calendar.

Cruising group information is also shared within the cruising Facebook page, available to LSC members.

Contacting the Cruising Group

Whilst we seek a volunteer to fill the vacant position of Cruising Convener, the sub-committee are planning summer activities for 2019, and can be contacted using the link below. Or you can approach the sub-ctte members directly if you see us out and about on our boats Bethany, Inclination, Memsahib, Night Owl, and Sunshine. ...


Photo: Gordon Cochrane
Canna with Rum behind
Photo: Gordon Cochrane
Photo: Marilyn Robertson
A Tobermory Muster
Photo: Marilyn Robertson
Photo: Marilyn Robertson
2014 cruise past Staffa
Photo: Marilyn Robertson
Photo: Marilyn Robertson
Loch Fyne after Tarbert Seafood Festival
Photo: Marilyn Robertson
Photo: Marilyn Robertson
Crinan Canal in Company
Photo: Marilyn Robertson
Photo: Gordon Cochrane
Dawn, Lamlash Bay Muster
Photo: Gordon Cochrane
Commonwealth Games Flotilla Photo: Marilyn Robertson
Commonwealth Games Flotilla
Photo: Marilyn Robertson
Heading for Mull of Kintyre at sunrise, Night Owl in the distance! (Marilyn Robertson)
Heading for Mull of Kintyre at sunrise, Night Owl in the distance!
Photo by: Marilyn Robertson
Castle Bay Barra (with Bethany) Marilyn Robertson
Castle Bay Barra (with Bethany)
Marilyn Robertson
Cruise in company, 3rd-5th August
Sat 3rd Aug 2019
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Late August cruise in company, 24th August on
Sat 24th Aug 2019
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Cruising in company - closing muster, 28th-29th September
Sat 28th Sep 2019
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