Essex Police marine unit newsletter July 2021
Our next event is on July 17 th. We meet READY to lock in to the basin at Heybridge at 5pm on that day. Currently 5 boats are booked in.
Food arrangements are different this year as the Jolly Sailor is unable to take our booking.
Dave Hayes has offered to collect either fish and chips, or Chinese from the Heybridge China Garden, and deliver it to us shortly after 7pm.
You need to contact Dave directly with your order. They need a couple of days notice, so let Dave know your Chinese order with the numbers and descriptions from the Chinese menu that is available on line. Keep a record of the price of your food and pay Dave cash on the day. If you’re a fish and chip person, make sure you specify what fish you require.
Our last event is the Bradwell laying up cruise on 25 th September (HW 3.30) and whilst it seems a long way off, bookings are essential, and Dave Hayes would like to know which boats are going. Food is in the pub at the Green Man, and they will need to know numbers too. Contact Dave Hayes directly to confirm booking.
We have 3 bookings confirmed and the dates venues and tide times are below.
JUNE 12 th Tollesbury marina HW 14.25 BST
JULY 17 th Heybridge basin HW 18.01 BST
Laying up cruise
SEPTEMBER 25th Bradwell HW 15.35 BST
This is a bit of a reduced calendar, owing to the restrictions, but to have 3 venues is excellent. Thanks to Dave Hayes for getting us this far.
Dave will want to confirm with marinas the numbers and with the pubs / club houses for dinner.
Please phone Dave if you are going to any of the above. ( Obviously weather or other circumstances may cause last minute cancellations, but we need a starting point)
Skipper name and phone number
Number of persons booking for dinner from your boat.
It’s hopefully that time of year when thoughts turn to keeping barnacles at bay. A timely reminder that it is important to look after your health and that of the environment around you. Most anti foul paints contain toxic materials such as copper, solvents and assorted biocides. Please read this leaflet before you start.
The filming that was scheduled to take place at the creek, is now due to begin. The crew are already down there making changes to surroundings to suit the period of the series. Today most of the boats, that were potentially in shot, have now been relocated for a couple of weeks .
This is just a heads up for you in case you visit the creek from 7th April for about 10 days. It will probably be very congested. I hope this doesn’t interfere too much with your boating plans, and hope we can all get out there and enjoy a summer sailing season soon.
Acting on RYA guidance, the shed site will reopen for sailing, rowing, paddling and boat maintenance on March 29th.
We will not be able to use the communal facilities until later on. Hot water and antibacterial soap is available if required. The RYA advises that single handed sailing and with a crew from the same bubble or household is permitted. If you intend to sail with any other crew, please refer to the RYA guidance.
Please continue to observe social distancing, respecting the personal space required for safe working.
RYA advice and FAQ:- Click here
RYA Summary Chart:-Click here
For a summary timetable prepared by the RYA click here
ACBOC is affiliated to the RYA and the link below shows the current advice they provide to be used alongside the government guidelines.
RYA advice to clubs:- click here
CURRENT SITUATION AT THE SHEDS
1 The sheds can be visited to access boats and belongings.
2 You may take your boat out for recreation and launch from a public place
3 General maintenance is not permitted
4 visiting boats to check on security, tarpaulins,batteries etc. is allowed.
This is our interpretation of the government guidelines.
Please also see the RYA advice, posted above.
If the government roadmap to recovery continues, we shall proceed according to their advice. Please continue to act respectfully to others when visiting the sheds