Manchester Cruising Association
Our most obvious activity is the meeting we organise once a month (except in high summer) when we have informative and entertaining speakers to talk about nautical matters. A look at our programme for this year and the reports on past speakers will give you some idea of the range of topics we cover.
We also organise some technical visits: last year we played on a big-ship simulator and watched a liferaft being serviced. On top of this we have a social programme with a summer event or two and an end-of-year dinner.
But perhaps most importantly we get yachtsmen and women together to talk about their favourite pastime: messing about in boats. You'll meet people who have sailed round the world or cruised the Arctic Circle, some who know the Eastern Mediterranean with a passion and others who enjoy the coastal waters and harbours of the Irish Sea. Some just sail the blissful English Lakes or cruise the French canals. So, whatever your interest, you are likely to find someone to share it with.
We offer some practical help to sailors too. Our burgee is seen around the world so our Port Information service can put members planning extended cruises in touch with others who know the area. The crew and skipper register (have a look in the members' area of the site) helps match boats, skippers and aspiring crews.