Dinghy cruising is the use of sailing dinghies for purposes other than racing - which can be anything from coastal sailing to pottering in a sheltered lake. Here are some perspectives on what dinghy cruising means to different people.
I have just spent an interesting three days at Beale Park talking to people about dinghy cruising when they visited our pontoon. ‘What is dinghy cruising?’ was the most common question, along with the statement ‘We thought people just raced in dinghies.’ Those who had some idea usually had a mental image of bearded middle-aged men battling the elements on epic voyages ... ‘We’ve read about Frank Dye ...’
On a clear summer's Friday evening after a week at work in a grimy city, the need to get out on the water becomes urgent. After a couple of days exploring the Dee estuary I felt recharged, ready to face another week at work.