2017 PROGRAMME OF WEEKENDS ON REMINDER
Public Trips

On board you will find a mixture of single people, couples or friends. Enjoy communal meals but with room on deck to escape for some peace and quiet.
Sail Away on a weekend of relaxation and discovery along the rivers of the East Coast

MAY 20/21  Sail-Escape-Explore Weekend Join Maldon Fri eve for supper, sail early Sat and head down river, past Bradwell, Mersea Island and into the River Colne with a possible visit to Wivenhoe Quay before finding a quiet anchorage in Pyefleet Creek.  Return to Maldon approx. 1930 on Sunday£250 fully catered JUNE 17/18 Blackwater Barge Race Join Friday evening in Maldon for supper and soak up the atmosphere of the Quay filled with barges and crew.  Early start Saturday for the race, feel the tension as the skippers jostle for position for the start of the race off Osea Island before heading down river towards Bradwell and the outer mark.  Have your cameras ready for some exciting close up shots.  Return to the Quay for the celebrations and prize giving.  On Sunday spend a leisurely day exploring the River Blackwater before finishing back in Maldon  approx. 1800.£250 fully catered
JULY 1/2   Pin Mill Barge Race Weekend Join Friday evening in Ipswich for supper and meet your ship mates. Early start Saturday to lock out for the race, feel the tension as the skippers jostle for position for the start of the race off Pin Mill before heading our of the River Orwell and the outer mark.  Have your cameras ready for some exciting close up shots.  Anchor off Pin Mill with optional shore visit for the celebrations and prize giving.  On Sunday spend a leisurely day exploring the River Stour  before finishing back in Ipswich  approx. 1700.£250 fully catered AUGUST 12/13   Sail-Escape-Explore Weekend Join Maldon Fri eve for supper, sail early Sat and head down river, past Bradwell, Mersea Island and into the River Colne with a possible visit to Wivenhoe Quay before finding a quiet anchorage in Pyefleet Creek.  Return to Maldon approx. 1500 on Sunday£250 fully catered
SEPTEMBER 2-3   Colne Barge & Smack Race    Barges and Smacks competing, a great spectator sight !
Join Brightlingsea Saturday at 0700 for breakfast before the race starts and the excitement builds as the skipper sets sails and jostles for the best starting position.  The race course usually heads for the outer mark off Clacton before returning for a narrow finish line off East Mersea. Optional shore visit for prize giving on Sat eve. A leisurely sail on Sun exploring the Blackwater or Colne, departing back at Brightlingsea approx. 1700. £250 fully catered
SEPTEMBER 23-24  Sail-Escape-Explore Weekend  Join Maldon Fri eve for supper, sail Sat morning and head down river – if we’re lucky some of our winter bird visitors will have arrived in the river from the Continent. Head out to the Colne and hopefully a visit to Wivenhoe Quay before finding a quiet anchorage in Pyefleet Creek for the night.  Return to Maldon approx. 1500 on Sunday£250 fully catered