CrimeStoppers Marine Alert

posted 7 Jun 2018, 10:53 by eric strudwick   [ updated 7 Jun 2018, 10:53 ]

Novel Mooring Technique

posted 6 Jun 2018, 05:05 by eric strudwick   [ updated 6 Jun 2018, 05:10 ]

WSC 1951

posted 4 Jun 2018, 08:28 by eric strudwick   [ updated 6 Jun 2018, 05:10 ]

Recently found in a charity book shop! Walter Radcliffe was still active in the club and later Commodore (53-55). Anyone know why it states the club was Est. 1921?

Wivenhoe Town Regatta

posted 30 May 2018, 04:50 by eric strudwick   [ updated 30 May 2018, 04:50 ]

Dinghy Training

posted 21 May 2018, 00:19 by eric strudwick   [ updated 21 May 2018, 00:23 ]

As requested we are looking into organising some dinghy training at Alton Water. The course(s) would run for two days (probably over a weekend or could be on two Saturdays). Each course would be available for 3 or 6 people depending on interest. 

At least one course would be very much geared to beginners, with perhaps a second course for anyone interested in improving their boat handling (level 2.) We have negotiated a discount on Alton's current pricing (they have agreed to run the training at 2017 prices at around £200). The additional benefit of this arrangement is that you will be training with other people from Wivenhoe Sailing Club so you will have shared experiences with other club members. 

Please contact us via WhatsApp or email to to register your interest together with availability for weekends in June and July and at what approx RYA level you want training.

Nick White, Treasurer

The scattering of Ian Hooke's ashes.

posted 23 Aug 2017, 02:10 by eric strudwick

YouTube Video

Maldon Port Guide (2018)

posted 28 Apr 2017, 09:36 by eric strudwick   [ updated 16 May 2018, 01:23 ]

A message to local sailors from   Julie Stuchbery, Clerk, Maldon Harbour Improvement Commissioners

"We hope that you will visit Maldon this year.  If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Best wishes for the 2018 season."                

Click here for a copy of the  Maldon Port Guide 

Sailing for disabled sailors

posted 22 Apr 2017, 02:53 by eric strudwick   [ updated 22 Apr 2017, 03:22 ]

The Royal Harwich Yacht Club has asked that we publicise their “Woolverstone Project” based on the RYA “Sailability” programme. Sailing takes place at Alton Water all year and at the club site at Woolverstone on the Orwell during summer months.   

You may telephone 01473 780319 or email for more information.  

RYA Safe Trx

posted 12 Jun 2016, 07:06 by eric strudwick   [ updated 18 Jun 2016, 07:01 by clubsecretary wsc ]

A FREE app developed by the RYA for smartphone (Android & Iphone) on which you can plan trips, log journeys, and trigger alerts. Users can enter your journey details and set off knowing that should you not return by the time given, a nominated emergency contact will be alerted and advised to initiate appropriate action.

When an emergency contact calls HM Coastguard about an overdue trip, they will have access to your location and SafeTrx Trip data through a secure SafeTrx server. Since the RYA SafeTrx App periodically sends your location data back to our servers, the Coastguard's response team can get help directly to you, and quickly.

RYA SafeTrx is an accessible tool that leisure craft users can use when going to sea. It does not replace GMDSS, EPIRB, PLB or AIS. It is especially useful for those who use smaller boats such as dinghies, smaller yachts, RIBs and open powerboats or who do not use tracking and alerting devices on their boats.

Click here for additional information and to download. 

Users need to register with the RYA, but do not need to be an RYA member.  I haven't used it yet, but looks very useful especially for single handed coastal small boat sailors....  Eric Strudwick.

Puncture Proof Tyres

posted 10 Jan 2014, 01:11 by eric strudwick

 I don't usually do adverts, but anyone who has tried to move their dinghy (or someone else's) with a flat tyre would love these!

 Available from Machine Mart (and other suppliers) they are foam filled so can NEVER go flat! A bit more expensive than inflatable, but I suggest, worth every penny.

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