Eastern Area Rally at the Colne Y C, Brightlingsea.
Sat 7th/Sun 8th September 2013

By popular request we return to the Colne Yacht Club for this year’s Eastern Area Rally. With their large, modern Club House and extensive views of Brightlingsea Creek, the River Colne and the Blackwater Estuary we can look forward to an enjoyable weekend.

To join in please complete the attached form and return it to Chris Neale to arrive by no later than 30th August 2013 as the CYC needs notice to provide the menu options that we individually select and to confirm that sufficient berths are reserved on the pontoons.


Arrive by sea or road during Saturday and meet on the pontoons around lunchtime. There is a regular water taxi from the town jetty.

By sea: Tides at Brightlingsea: Sat HW 14:08 BST, Sun HW 14:42 BST

See attachments for latest sailing directions which include berthing instructions. These require you to call Brightlingsea Harbour on VHF Channel 68 when approaching the south cardinal and before entering the entrance channel. The waiting area is to the north of the north cardinal beacon until met by a member of the harbour in the harbour launch, who will guide you to a berth.

By road: Colne Yacht Club, Waterside, Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0AX, Tel: 01206 302594

Saturday 19:00 for 19:30 - Meet in the Colne Yacht Club for dinner.
Sunday 8:30 onwards – buffet breakfast available in the club house.

In between and Sunday – wander the pontoons, gossip with new and old friends, take friends out on boats or whatever else takes your fancy!

Useful links:


Please complete the attached booking form and email it back to me at

I will need your booking forms returned to me by the 30th August latest to give the yacht club their required notice for the dinner menu and I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

Attachments (PDF format):

Chris Neale