‘Lead’ boat: Fairwind of Dell Quay

This cruise will not be venturing over the Channel for the reasons that are all too familiar; so, Solent/ Dorset/West Country here we come! The DQ Summer Cruise tends to be flexible and it is normal for some crews to join for part of the holiday. Flexibility of destination is also dictated by the weather.


Things are starting to move with Peter and Jane (Opus IV) signed up, Ron and Pam (Hobo, plus friends) hoping to meet up with us in the Solent area and Martin and Sarah looking to meet up with us in the West Country where Mandalay will already be stationed.

We have all seen an increase in boating activity this year and whilst encouraging it has meant that marinas are sometimes fully booked. I will be making enquiries of the various river authorities/marinas/eateries/sailing clubs to get a feel of the booking situation well in advance of the cruise. Some anchoring in the lovely rivers/bays/harbours may be desirable along the way. The results of the enquiries along with further details of the cruise will be passed onto participants in due course.

If you would like to join us, please register from the website using the ‘Join a rally’ link.

For further information please email Barrie Pearson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or telephone 01403 752338

Barrie Pearson