Ribble Cruising Club | Lytham | Lancashire
Sailing on the Ribble estuary since 1950

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    Our Clubhouse & correspondence
    address is:

    The Promenade,
    Central Beach,
    FY8 5LD.


    The club phone number is operative
    Tuesday and Friday Nights on:

    01253 739983

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    • Apr092024

      Alan Thistlethwaite RIP

      It is with sadness that we announce Alan’s death after a long illness.

      Alan was Commodore in 1979 and was a long standing Honorary member.

      Alan was hugely instrumental in the early development of the club particularly in relation to the dock. He was a well respected sailor and racer at the club and also further afield. A photograph of his last yacht Supermouse with him on board graces the wall in the clubhouse.

      Our thoughts and Prayers are with Diane, Andy, and Alan’s friends and wider family.

      Alan’s funeral is at the Lytham Park Crematorium on Friday 26th April at 12.15pm, and afterwards a reception at Ribble Cruising Club at around 1.30pm.

      a tribute page is at https://alanthistlethwaite.muchloved.com/



    • Sep182022

      Gilda Gallagher R I P – Funeral details

      Gilda’s Funeral is on Friday 7th October at 11.00 am at St John’s Church, Lytham.

      All friends are welcome at a reception later at the Lytham Assembly Rooms.

    • Jan092021
    • Aug122020

      Michael Briers RIP -The sad news of Mike’s passing has been a shock to us all

      It is with profound sadness that we have to report that Mike Briers died on Tuesday 11th August in Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Mike became ill only four weeks ago with an aggressive brain tumour. His loss to his family, friends and the Ribble Cruising Club is impossible to overstate and Lytham has lost an extraordinary gentleman. He was active at the church, Music Society, Civic Society and other good causes, where with his infectious energy made so many lives richer.
      Mike and Michele joined the club with their very young family Sarah and Daniel in 1979. For over 40 years Mike was been among the most active of members on and off the water.
      He cruised and raced dinghies, trailer-sailers, quarter and half ton cruiser/racers and the International 12 metre Sceptre which gave Mike unparalleled experience, pleasure, and considerable success on the Ribble, Windermere, Scotland and as far as the Azores.
      Mike was a Trustee, Commodore in 1985, Hon Secretary for 16 years and long-time speaker finder for the most successful Last Tuesday Talks. Most recently active on the RYA Northwest Regional committee with special interest in environmental and cruising matters. At the RCC August Main Committee meeting he was voted an Honorary Member.
      The funeral arrangements will be notified in due course although they will inevitably be on a restricted format due to the Coronavirus.
      Michele has asked for time to adjust and has the support of Sarah and Daniel and her grand children Jessica, Liam and Edward who are in our thoughts at this time of great loss.
      David H Miller
      12th August 2020

    • May222020

      Sad news about Steve Trafford

    • Apr242020

      John Tavernor RIP April 16th 2020

    • Apr232020

      Eric Sumner RIP 21st April 20.

    • Apr182020

      Peter Manning RIP 16th April 2020

    • Nov282019

      Ian McCreath R.I.P 17.11.19

       Ian’s Funeral will be at 11.45 on Dec 6th in the Chapel, Coop Funeral Home, 550 Blackpool rd., Preston PR2 1HY. This will be followed by a Cremation at Preston Crematorium, off Longridge rd., Preston PR2 5BY.

      This will be followed by a reception which is yet to be sorted out.

      Willy has asked if anyone would like to speak to please let him know, there will be an opportunity at the Crem.

    • Feb062019

      It is with sadness that the club announces the passing of Harry Taylor on the 5th February

      Harry Taylor RIP 5th Feb 2019


      Harry will be sadly missed by those of us fortunate enough to be his friend and colleague. Harry’s funeral will be at 2.30pm on Thursday 14th February at Lytham Park Crematorium, Regent Ave., Lytrham St Annes FY8 4AB and afterwards refreshments at our clubhouse on Lytham Promenade, FY85LD.