Welcome to the official web site of the River Cruiser Class, the organisation for owners of traditional cabin yachts, indigenous to the Norfolk Broads. The class consists of over 400 inland waterways sailing yachts, designed specifically and exclusively for cruising and racing the tidal system of lakes and rivers of Norfolk and North Suffolk. Of these river cruisers, more than 25 are over 100 years old, and over 150 were built before 1940. The Class is not however confined to a vintage and veteran boat collection. A large proportion of member craft were built in the past 20 years, and new class yachts are being launched each year.

Round the Island race 2020  information

YNR 2020 information

 Oulton Week  Sun 23rd to Wed 26th August

It will be 4 days with the emphasis on sailing rather than propping up the bar. We met with our usual caterer today and he can probably offer hot drinks, soft drinks and snacks, selling them from his trailer unit in the park (just the other side of the fence) rather than working in our not-very-well-ventilated canteen.  This weekend we opened the bar but, with social distancing, the number of people who can be upstairs is very limited. People can bring drinks downstairs and sit outside but even so we have to monitor the size of 'gatherings'. On the other hand, pubs and take-away food places in Oulton Broad are open, at least as much as they can be at present.  It will be a great help to us if River Cruiser owners can decide within the next week or so whether they plan to bring their boats this year. Then we can sort out a race programme. Please can you  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday 22nd July if you are coming?

River Cruiser Class Magazine

All members and associate members receive two magazines per year chronicling the events of the season, boat histories, cruises, rig changes and other RCC related issues. The first is published as soon as possible after the Three Rivers Race and the second as soon as possible after the Yare Navigation Race. Contributors are encouraged and much appreciated. Race reports are best written and sent to the editor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. within a week or so of the event, before the details have faded from memory. To ensure prompt publication of each issue please send in other articles by the end of April and by mid- September. Inserts are charged at £20 where directly relevant to RCC members or £50 for other Broads boat related advertising. Advertisers are required to submit their insert to the committee for approval by the last meeting before each publication. This year that will be the meetings on 21st May and 13th August The inserts can then be sent to the printer.


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