" Is it so nice as all that?" asked the Mole shyly....

  "Nice? It's the only thing," the Water Rat said solemnly, as he leant forward for his stroke. "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing," he went on dreamily: "messing -- about  -- in  -- boats."          

Kenneth Grahame,  The Wind in the Willows

The Manchester Cruising Association is an ‘open’ organisation & always welcomes new members

You don’t need to be a boat owner so
Please come and join u
s !


1.  Print the application form (click Here)
     Fill in & post it to the name & address given on the form.

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2.  Why not come to one of our Thursday evening meetings as a       visitor and join there and then?



3.  email us on info@manca.org.uk

The nature of  our meetings has changed little, providing an opportunity for a drink, a cheerful chat (often with recollections of situations we were glad to get out of 'in one piece') and a speaker who gives us the opportunity to gain a little more understanding (often about getting out of even more tough corners) of a hobby where learning has no end. Meetings are held once a month between September and May with the occasional get-together in June or July for external visits or social activities.

Our annual subscriptions by Standing Order are:

Single Membership £25.00
Joint Membership £35.00 (Single papers)
(You could get £10 each back through subsidised Suppers during the year).

Outport membership with reduced rates may be available to people living more than 50 miles from Manchester.


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