Camping Club of Great Britain and Ireland

Sally has asked me to explain the connection between the Camping Club and boating.

A couple of years ago a small group of Camping members, with a common interest in boating, decided to form a Group where boating could be enjoyed in an informal way in pleasant surroundings.

The aims of the Camping Club Boating Group are as follows: —

  • To encourage boating as an adjunct to the enjoyment of camping.
  • To hold meetings and rallies where caming and boating may be enjoyed by members in company.
  • To facilitate the distribution between members of information relevant to camp
    ing and boating.

The Group aims to cater for members with all types of small boat (sail, power, etc.) and so meetings are arranged on the widest possible range of waterside sites. Sailing dinghies account for about three quarters of the entire flotilla and about half the dinghy fleet are Mirrors.

Little attempt is made to ‘organise” members and the boating activities depend entirely on one’s inclination and the facilities offered by the site. Members provide mutual assistance for launching and recovery of boats and for boating safety.

 To become a member of our Group, one must also became a member of the Camping Club and this brings with it a wide range  of benefits and facilities for campers and caravanners.

That’s about it in a short space. If you would like to come and join our Mirror fleet we should bc delighted to welcome you, but if you feel that a Mirror Cruising Association would he preferable. I am sure my Group would join me in wishing you well.

from Peter Maltby, M23848

Editor's note - This article is from Reflections No. 11 Autumn 1973, page 15 and has been captured by OCR, so typos & errors are possible.

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