Rockley Cruising Club, PooleRockley Cruising Club, Poole
Sailing / Yacht Club
In the mid to late 70's, several boats had found moorings off Rockley Point in Poole Harbour. During the winter of 1978/9, two couples with boats decided it would be a good idea to form a club. And so, in October 1979 the inaugural meeting was held and Gary Rowitt was elected the first Commodore, with Sharley Simmonds Vice Commodore and Carol Rowitt the first Club Secretary. 3 of the 4 who thought of the idea, thus filled major posts in the embrionic club. The Club remains very active, but these days no longer centred on Rockley. The Club retains many original members, but with the passage of time these have moved on to bigger boats and more comfortable moorings in marinas etc. New members have of course joined. An active programme is arranged for the whole year - both off and on the water, with the latter of course at the mercy of the weather.