Fambridge Yacht Haven launches its RYA Active Marina programme together with the West Wick Yacht Club open day on Saturday the 19th May 2012 and we would love to see you there!

Activities start at 10.30am, meet at Natajacs for an introduction to the day, you can book your taster sessions, dinghy sailing and book places on future events here – enjoy a complimentary bacon roll together with a cup of tea served between 10.30 & 11am. To keep your strength up - a free Hog Roast will also be served from 1.30pm.

To the front and rear of Natajacs several stands will be present, stands include:

RYA stand: Book your ‘Taster Sessions’ and places on future events here, First Class Sailing East Coast & Althorn Marine Services will be available to give you RYA qualified instruction on boat handling, theory and practice. Two sailing boats will be available on the launch day to show best practice on casting off / coming alongside and making fast. Qualified RYA instructors will also be available to give tasters sessions on your own boat tuition for both sailing and motor boats. Taster sessions are free and will be available in one hour slots on the day. Visit the stand for further information and see dates for future events below.

RNLI Sea Safety Road Show: The RNLI will be providing complimentary lifejacket inspections, don’t forget to bring your jackets to the Road Show caravan! They will be happy to offer advice on all boating safety issues and will be offering free Sea Checks. If you would like to make a definite appointment please contact Clifton cliftonwarry@dsl.pipex.com or just visit them on the day – don’t forget to bring your lifejackets!

Dolphin Sails Road Show: Come and see the latest sail designs and seek advice 1st hand on any sail related questions that you may have.

The West Wick Yacht Club: The WWYC will have a stand, here you can book your dinghy sailing and get further information on future events throughout the season.

Essex Police: The Marine Police unit will be available to give any advice and to show you (subject to not being needed elsewhere) around the latest police RIB.

Althorn Marine Services, RMS Mouldings and Boatshed Essex will have stands displaying engineering services, gelcoat repairs, general maintenance advice and Brokerage services.

Dinghy sailing will be available on the pontoons, 6 x RS Tera dinghy’s will be supplied by the RYA with safety boats being supplied by the Upriver Yacht Club. Dinghy sailing can be booked at the WWYC stand – all children must be wearing life jackets and we strongly recommend a change of clothing. For further information or to pre-book your dinghy sailing, contact Graham Larkin 07860 455689 or grahamlarkin@btopenworld.com

Life jackets must be worn by all at all times whilst on the pontoons

The Burnham Lifeboat’s brand new Atlantic 85 will be visiting at 1200, subject to operational requirement, and the RNLI souvenir gazebo will also be in the vicinity of Natajacs.

Coastwatch: Come and learn what the National Coastwatch Institution get up to behind the scenes.

Shanty Band: Entertainment provided by the Brandy Hole Shanty Men

We hope that's got you interested and that you can make it to Fambridge this weekend to meet the Boatshed Essex team.

Future Events:

23rd June Ladies Day, a group of female berth holders, swinging moorings holders and crew to learn away from partners in a friendly, practical and informal atmosphere on each others boats.

14th July Workshop day ‘how to prepare a detailed but basic Passage Plan’ followed by trip to Whitaker Buoy following the passage plan created and using the new River Crouch buoyage.

21st July National ‘Push The Boat Out’ day, all boat wieners around the country encouraged to get out & use their boat on this day, rain or shine!

29th July Fambridge Yacht Haven Triathlon, see the start swim around our Yacht Station moorings, the cycle transition and the run within and around our Yacht Station boat yard.

18th August Fambridge Yacht Haven berth holders party, invitations to be sent closer to the day.

8th September Cruise to Tollesbury Marina, cruise in company to Tollesbury Marina enjoy an evening meal & a drink or two! Return to Fambridge Yacht Haven in company the following day.

Contact marina reception for further information
01621 740370

Peggy Melmoth

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