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How do I sign up?

a guide to

The Penguin Cruising Club

The Club was started in 1970 and has been cruising in flotillas ever since. It owns no yachts and is non-profit-making. Our basic aim is to enjoy and to introduce others to the pleasures of cruising under sail.

We take competence and safety very seriously and encourage members to gain qualifications to progress to a level they feel happy with. The Penguin Cruising Club has a formal training programme. Since 1999, the Club has generated 10 RYA Yachtmasters and 11

the RYA

The club has been affiliated to

Coastal Skippers.

2001. Almost all of our Skippers are those that aren’t have great experience.

RYA since qualified –

…this makes us a bit more apprehensive!

This map makes us smile…

In October each year, the plans for the next year’s cruises are circulated to all members together with cruise application forms. These are also available on our web page (see address below). Anyone can sign up for a cruise – it is first come first served, although we do have to ensure that we get the right mix of exper- ience in all crews. If you wish to be included on the Club’s mailing list, write to the Secretary at the addr- ess on the front, or go on to the web site and "contact us". You automatically become an "Ordinary" club member when you are accepted for your first cruise. Application forms can be downloaded from the website www.penguin.org.uk. Cruises are undertaken subject solely to the conditions on the form. Almost all new Penguins are elected to "Full" club membership at the next AGM after their first cruise. Thereafter club mem- bership costs £5 per year. Family membership is enc- ouraged.

It couldn't be easier!

Who crews?

Going like the clappers…

What do you need to sign up for a Penguin cruise? You need enthusiasm. You do not necessarily need any experience. We are more than happy to accept total novices into our ranks. Our password is exciting cruis- ing afloat, informality ashore. We have an annual AGM/ Reunion / Party in January. The Club does not accept anyone under the age of 14 for the Scottish Easter Cruises. However, for most other cruises there is a lower age limit of 7 – as long as you can swim. Some cruises are specifically designed for children and famil- ies. Our 2002 Broads cruise had 8 yachts, each towing a small sailing dinghy. 21 of the 48 crew were under 16, and they all wanted to go sailing again! In 2006, there were four cruises – the age range was 6 to 76.

…at anchor: perfect peace – somewhere!

A Penguin rookery Baltic 2003

to find out more, visit www.penguin.org.uk

or write to The Secretary, The Penguin Cruising Club secretary@penguin.org.uk

The Annual General Meeting

Registered in England & Wales No 02458419 Registered Office: 34 Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0EX

© Copyright 2008 The Penguin Cruising Club Ltd

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