Brightlingsea Harbour Tips

Some local information.

1) Its good to know there is a fuel pontoon in Brightlingsea, but it works well with prior arrangement, Either by phoning the harbour or radioing ahead with reasonable notice. On busy harbour days it may not be manned.

2) If you need a berth in Brightlingsea radio ahead (CH 68) or phone (01206 302200) (mob 07981 450169) and you will be met and shown to your berth. All prices and water taxi prices and times are on the harbour website. The Brightlingsea harbour App is very useful with tide tables that will serve Alresford creek as the tide there is high very  shortly after the Brightlingsea high tide.

3) The Brightlingsea public pontoon is free to use for picking up and dropping off crew or passengers. The waiting time is 15 minutes. If the space is empty feel free to approach. if there are boats waiting patience may be needed. Sometimes a barge will be dropping passengers and this may also take a bit of time as they have limited manoeuvrability. Again Ch 68 will help you to check things out.

July Social Meeting

Our July meeting will take place on 3rd July at Wivenhoe Sailing Club
Do join us for a chat with a very reasonably priced bar.

There will NOT be an August meeting as we should all be busy sailing / boating!

This is also a reminder that we have our second sailing event on our
calendar this month. After a brilliant cruise to Tollesbury on June
17th we now look forward to our CRUISE TO HEYBRIDGE. We are booked in
at Heybridge basin on Saturday 22nd July. Those boats going should let
Dave Hayes know boat name, length and beam, also how many people will
be eating dinner at the Jolly Sailor.
Dave Hayes 07968 630727
Hope to see you on Monday

First Cruise of the season

The Tollesbury cruise is on Saturday 17th June. Make sure Dave Hayes knows if you are joining us. He will need boat name, length and beam. He will then book marina berths for us and will make sure we know where they are.
Dave Hayes 07968 630727
A menu will be available soon and those people that are coming to Tollesbury will receive a menu and be required to order food in advance.

Dave is keen to have boats committing to Heybridge ( 22nd July) and Bradwell (23rd September) too.

Members of Wivenhoe and Rowhedge Cruising association are most welcome to join all ACBOC rallies. Just let Dave Hayes know. Let’s have a good turn out and a good few weekends. Road attendees are always welcome.

The Gooseberry Pie rally is an event we at ACBOC are also invited to Organised by Wivenhoe and Rowhedge Cruising Association. It will take place on 5th August and moorings are arranged at West Mersea where we are ferried ashore to the packing sheds for a DIY barbecue or picnic.
If you are interested in joining this rally, please contact Tim Stokes.
( This is well worth going to )

Plan your summer sailing.
Brenda McKee ( ACBOC Secretary)