The Cruiser Fleet
Welcome to the Cruiser Fleet, a friendly bunch who enjoy fantastic sailing, warm hands and dry feet!
Carsington Cruiser Fleet members have wide ranging sailing interests which include: pottering about on Carsington, cruising British and European waters and racing around the cans here and regattas around the UK.
Whatever your age or sailing ability a warm welcome awaits you within the fleet.
We sail a variety of boats but those most commonly raced during 2018 were the Hawk 20, Squib, Parker 21 and First 18.
Many of our fleet members enjoy racing their boats and further information designed to help you choose a Cruiser suitable for racing at Carsington is available on this website.
In addition the Club's Measurement Committee have approved around fifty different types of cruiser for use at Carsington ensuring that there is a cruiser to suit everyone.
The fleet race at Carsington on Saturdays, so the "pond" isn't too crowded. Even if you aren't particularly competitive there is no better way to sharpen your boat handling skills than a bit of light hearted racing and we would encourage everyone to have a go. You never know you might enjoy it!
Our first race starts at 11:00 am with afternoon racing starting at 1:15pm. When we are out there we do race to win, but we don't take it too seriously (most of the time!) as we want everyone to enjoy their cruiser sailing.
If you are interested in sailing a cruiser, or just trying one, or if you would like further information about cruiser sailing in general please ask any fleet member or contact Ian Jenkinson our Fleet Captain who will be happy to help. Ian can be contacted by e-mail.
The cruiser fleet racing results are kindly compiled by Lawrence Key on a voluntary basis and once calculated they are posted on the results section of the Club website. As the time of posting will inevitably vary, depending upon Lawrence's commitments, an e-mail notification is sent out whenever the Cruiser Fleet results have been updated.
If you would like to receive this notification, please let me know.
We calculate the results using a handicap system. We have used most of the different Yardstick and Personal Handicap systems that are available. Our currently preference is to use RYA Portsmouth Numbers.
As a fleet, we hold a laying-up supper and prize-giving on the last Friday of November each year.