Sailing Type: Chilled out
To Join the boat: Travel by car to Bradwell on Sea, Essex on Saturday morning. Meet your skipper at the marina and have a coffee with the rest of the crew.
After discussing with you, your objectives for the cruise, the possible cruising grounds and ports of interest, you’ll agree a schedule for your cruise with your skipper and fellow crew members.
The following traditional Essex sailing destinations are all within an easy day sail of Bradwell and could be included in your cruise.
West Mersea – Maldon – Brightlingsea – Tollesbury – Heybridge
The total miles you’ll sail will depend upon your schedule and the weather, but we’d expect you to cover over 60 miles on this cruise.
Whilst cruising, your skipper will encourage you to participate fully in sailing the boat and will help you to practice your skills of sail trimming, helming, passage planning, navigating, picking up moorings and coming alongside when entering berths. If you want a few sailing lessons along the way your skipper will oblige. If however you’d prefer a less active cruise, then just sit back and let the sights of the Essex coast drift by. This is Essex sailing.
These waters are populated by seal and the mud flats are home to millions of migrating birds. Your’e also likely to see and sail in close quarters with traditional Thames Barges and Essex smacks as they make their way into the Rivers Blackwater and Colne.
When visiting West Mersea, be sure to try the famous oysters and whilst moored in Tollesbury be sure to take a look at the historical sail lofts.
Your cruise will return to Bradwell on Sunday evening where you’ll be able to take dinner ashore before making your journey home.
What’s not included: Evening meals ashore. Bring your own sleeping bag and wet weather clothing.
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Bookings for this course will not be taken after 7:29pm on Sunday July 26th, 2015