Slip clearing April 30th

The 2022 sailing season is almost here.   To make it easier for us all to launch boats and dinghies we’ll be holding a slip clearing day on April 30th to remove the build up of silt from the slipway.  
The more helpers we have the easier it will be, so come down, bring some wellies and get involved.   Meet at the boat sheds at 11am, and as is customary a bacon butty brunch will be served afterwards.  
So add April 30th 11am to your diaries and see you there.

March Social meeting

We have our second Social meeting of 2022 at the Wivenhoe Sailing Club on Monday 7th March at 7.45 pm.

There will be a few updates on club activities for the year and a chance to share your boating plans.

Look forward to seeing you.

Happy New Year Course

Happy 2022 to you all, if your intention is to improve your skills this year, whilst saving more than your annual subscription then read on:

Essential Navigation Courses at the Nottage  

Do you enjoy, or do you know anyone who enjoys being on the water with friends and family but might want to learn a bit more about what is involved in messing about safely in boats?

If you do then the RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course is just right for you or them!   The Nottage Maritime Institute is running the RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course this winter commencing on 20 th January for seven evenings. The evening sessions are gently paced with time to discuss the topics informally and interactively. No prior experience is required, the topics covered will give you the knowledge you need to be a safe and useful crew member and will help you to assist the skipper in running the boat.It will also provide a sound basis for further learning should you wish to take on more responsibility afloat in the future.

Instructor: Bernie Hetherington (RYA Instructor)

Timetable: 20, 27 January, 3 and 24 February, 3, 10, 17, March 2022

Duration: 7 evenings 19.00 – 21.30

Course Fee: £165 including course materials (less 20% – £33, for local sailing and yacht club members)

More details from  the Nottage on 01206 824142 or email us:

January 2022 meeting

As you know we don’t meet at WSC in January. Instead we meet for a meal out. Dave has been researching places available and has provisionally booked in at the Martello Inn in Clacton on sea.

Date MONDAY 17th January. Time 19:30 (7.30pm)

We do need to supply numbers and so if you would like to come please let DAVE HAYES know.

It will be nice to get back to normal, so do join us, put it on your calendar and contact Dave.


Brenda McKee (ACBOC Secretary)