Cruises and Cruising
MTYC organises regular cruises as a Club and also attends rallies organised by other boating groups, such as the annual RNLI Rally, which takes place at Kingston-upon-Thames.
The August Bank Holiday weekend cruise is normally to tidal waters and visits Limehouse Marina or St. Katherine’s Yacht Haven. This summer (2018) we are going further into the Thames Estuary and the river Medway calling in at Rochester, Chatham and Allington.
Earlier in the year, our annual Commodore's Cruise moored in Windsor, where the Bank Holiday was spent frequenting the local pubs, shops and restaurants and generally socialising on the river bank with fellow Members, partaking of a splendid buffet provided by our Commodore.
Traditionally, the more hardy of our Members will get together in the week following Christmas and cruise, using one or two boats, and sail to a location (this year it was Hampton Court, to take advantage of the temporary ice-skating rink), finishing back at the Club to enjoy leftover food and drink provided by the gathering.
Each year Members get the chance to dress in their No1's (blazers and whites) and parade in their boats past the Clubhouse in tribute. The current Commodore takes the salute from the Club balcony with each boat lowering their ensigns, in turn, as they pass as a mark of respect for their Club. Afterwards a group picture is taken following which Members can relax and enjoy a splendid buffet and perhaps more than the odd glass or two of vino.