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Dinghy Cruising Association has a full programme of rallies for 2024

by Chris Forrest 4 May 19:28 BST
My first overnighter got me hooked - Dinghy Cruising Association © Mark Tinkler

The Dinghy Cruising Association has a full programme of rallies for 2024. There are dozens of get-togethers throughout the British Isles and also in France, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, The South and East Baltic and North America.

See the schedule at www.dinghycruising.life/rallies.html

These are informal events, there’s no safety boat cover, no race officer, no pressure, just a few like minded sailors taking a chill pill, cruisin’ around up and down rivers, lakes and estuaries maybe for a long picnic lunch, maybe also with an overnight stop.

Each rally is organised by people who know those waters and have timed things to best work the tides - and pub opening times.

There's probably a rally near you or in a place you've always wanted to sail.

Please check us out and we look forward to cruising with you.

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