Cruising in company
Cruising in company is a relaxed and enjoyable way to extend your cruising horizons with the added bonus of the camaraderie of a small flotilla. As well as benefiting from the experience and knowledge of others, it also gives you the opportunity to socialise with other club members.
The Boating Activities Committee works to encourage all sailors to get out on the water and enjoy the fine cruising areas of the South West coast and beyond. It is open to all sailing yachts and motorboats and organises a number of weekend rallies often linked to special events and always involving a great social programme.
Many sailors combine their cruising and social gatherings during weekends away either locally to Dartmouth or offshore, these are always great fun.
The South West coastline of Devon and Cornwall is one of the most popular and beautiful cruising areas in the country. The cruising destinations are varied in both size and character.
The fascinating ports of Dartmouth and Fowey, the charm of the Yealm and buzz of Salcombe all have great character and offer superb hospitality to the cruising sailor. Falmouth and Plymouth with large deep water harbours and many marinas and anchorages and numerous interesting destinations further up river. Brixham, Torquay, Teignmouth and Exmouth are close by going East with Lyme Regis and West Bay offering limited facilities. There are of course numerous other destinations, too many to mention.
Whilst for many of our members focus their boating more local, there are however growing numbers of members who are looking to cruising to fulfill their sailing and boating ambitions. With our club located in South Devon we are privileged to live and get out boating here.
The Boating Activities committee are keen to attract both sailing yachts and motor cruisers to join its programme of cruising events.
Cruising weekends include trips to the Dartmouth, Brixham, Salcombe, Yealm, Fowey and beyond. They are often linked to other events in the area such as the Dartmouth Music and Food Festivals making the visit even more sociable and enjoyable
The club has been working hard to encourage cruising as part of its boating and social programme.
Click on the titles below to see the Video: Secret Devon Part 1 &2 + Exploring Cornwall (the Tama to Helford River which appeared in the MotorBoating & Yachting magazine.
Secret Devon Part 1 which covers The Dart & Slapton Bay - CLICK HERE
Secret Devon Part 2 which covers The river Tamar & river Erme - CLICK HERE
or a little more West - Exploring Cornwall. The Tamar to the Helford River Part 1 - Click Here to run video
For further information please contact: Commodore@totnes-boating.co.uk
The Totnes Boating Association warmly welcomes all boaters to join its club and join in both the boating activities and social events