Cruiser Sailing

Wivenhoe Sailing Club is located near some of the finest cruising grounds in the country. The East coast and the Thames estuary provide a wide variety of cruising destinations. Annual cruises in company range from St. Katherine's dock in London in the Spring to Ostende and Southern Holland in July or August. Many other destinations form part of the seasons cruising in company programme often chosen as the weather dictates. More often as a "Where do you fancy going at the weekend?".

Lifting Group

The Lifting Group is responsible for organising the launching, recovery and winter storage for our cruiser fleet.   Click here for more Information  and click here for the current lifting schedule.

Cruising Notes

There has been considerable movement of the channel around Stone Point in Walton Channel over the last couple of winters. Click here for a chartlet from Walton & Frinton Yacht Club.
Click here for a Chartlet and information about visiting Maldon.
Harwich Haven Authority leisure pages including Yachting Guide with inset charts. 
This website run by the publishers of East Coast Pilot has lots of useful information for east coast sailors.
Click here for the MOD restrictions around Foulness Island and the entrance to Havengore bridge.  
This site linked to the Imray book "Crossing the Thames Estuary" has lots of useful chartlets to download

A Warm Welcome on the Medway awaits visitors to Lower Halstow Yacht Club (51o22.6'N 000o40.5'E), in Stangate Creek. Tides are a bit more restrictive than at Wivenhoe - average 1.5 hrs either side of HW. Its a small club with a DIY emphasis. There is a clubhouse, a couple of pontoon berths, showers and a BBQ area. A good pub and a chippy are just across the road. Visitors can phone Ken on 07792 577575 for more information. Website

Out-of-date Flare Disposal (May 2015)

Walton-on-the-Naze Coastguard station will continue to take out of date flares, however the office is not permanently manned, so it is advisable to call first on  01255 675518.