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Who are we?

The Island Cruising Club was formed 64 years ago to provide sailing for people who do not own their own boats, a principle which still endures today, plus we also have power boats for our members to use.


What do we offer?

The ICC has a fleet of 2 Soling and 4 Squib keelboats which members can sail at any time of the week, year round. Our Club afternoon is Saturday, please refer to the website home page for launch details.  Members then sail during the afternoon, and the bar is open until 19.00 when the last launch returns to Salcombe. Regular social events are held on board and details circulated by email.


What does it cost?

Annual sailing membership is £50, £75 for a couple, £100 for a family. Sailing fees are £25 per half day. Self-inflating lifejackets are essential and can be purchased for £60, or hired for £5 per half day.


What about cruising?

Island Spirit is a 37’ Delphia yacht and is fully inspected and fitted out to MCA standards. RYA courses are scheduled throughout the year for members who require qualifications. 

For 2018 the ICC will be offering skippered summer cruises in which members can participate in all, or individual parts, of the proposed cruise.   The program for 2018 is Salcombe to Brittany and return or crew change for a second week

Island Spirit – 7 day skippered summer cruises

The emphasis will be on relaxed cruising rather than training, but passages will provide opportunity for mile-building.  

30th  June 2018.   7 day Cruise to Brittany via Channel Islands or The Isles of Scilly.

Start and finish in Salcombe.

The emphasis will be on relaxed cruising rather than training, but passages will provide opportunity for mile-building and for suitably qualified members to sail as Mates for approved  Club Skippers.  



What about power boats?

The ICC has 2 launches and a RIB for members to use. They can be booked by the day, half day, or evening by members who are suitably qualified (RYA PB2) and approved by the club.


Who do I contact?

Dick Martin is the Commodore commodore@islandcruisingclub.co.uk 

Keith Baker is responsible for Island Spirit  rearcomcruising@islandcruisingclub.co.uk

Membership Secretary icc.membership@islandcruisingclub.co.uk

You can also ring Dick Martin on 07967597527 for more details about the club.


What do I do now?

If you have booked a course or cruise on Island Spirit, you are a member of the Island Cruising Club for a period of one year.  If you wish to renew at the end of this time please refer to our website.



Egremont was built in Dartmouth in 1951, and served as a Mersey ferry until 1976, when she was bought by the ICC and converted into a training base and accommodation. Today she is owned by The Egremont Trust and is the clubhouse of the ICC at weekends.