Club Cruises for 2014

Marconi Sailing Club Cruiser YachtsCruiser members of Marconi Sailing Club arrange a number of cruises throughout the year to various locations along the East coast of England.

Below is the list of cruises in 2014.


24/25/26 May  – Brightlingsea

A cruise to Brightlingsea staying two nights with a beach BBQ, weather permitting, on  the north shore on Sunday night.

14/15 June – Heybridge

A short trip up river locking into Heybridge Basin on Saturday morning with a run up to the first lock in our tenders, stopping at Tescos on the way back to purchase food for the evening BBQ. There are purpose built brick BBQs, tables and benches at the lock side. Lock out Sunday lunch time.

12/13 July – Tollesbury

A run down river to Tollesbury marina with a meal in the clubhouse that evening. Returning to the club on Sunday.

2 – 10 August  – St Katherine’s dock

A one week cruise in company to London. First day over to the river Medway either picking up a mooring in Queenborough or anchoring in Stansgate creek. We then catch the tide up the Thames to St Katherine’s dock staying three nights, maybe taking in a show and generally doing the tourist bit. Locking out of the dock on Wednesday and going down to the Medway and up river to Chatham. We normally stay two nights in Chatham marina with a group BBQ on the lock side on one of the evenings. At the end of the week we make our way back to Brightlingsea and then back to the club. This leaves us a spare day in case of bad weather.

23 – 31 August – Ipswich

A bank Holladay cruise to Ipswich marina.  Many members take the full week off and visit places like Wrabness, Pin mill, Walton backwaters and the river Deben.

13/14 September – Brightlingsea

The last cruise in company of the year.