A Weekend Dinghy Sailing in Brightlingsea
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Outdoorlads is delighted to bring you a FIRST- a residential weekend devoted to dinghy sailing on the delightful Colne and Blackwater estuaries on the Essex coast.We will be sailing Wayfarers under the watchful eye of both an instructor and safety boat. The aim is for dinghy sailors with in land experience to transfer this to tidal waters and those with experience of tidal water to re-acquaint themselves with its delights.We will also be able to take a small number of less experienced sailors.We will get two full days of sailing. Wow!
With a long maritime tradition of fishing and boatbuilding, Brightlingsea is also a centre for leisure boating, with superb local sailing in the Colne and Blackwater estuaries, ideal for RYA courses, race training and dinghy day sailing and cruising.
Find out more about Brightlingsea here.
This weekend represents great value for money as your accommodation and breakfasts, as well as two full days sailing!
What to bring
• At least two sets of clothes for sailing, which should include warm jumpers or tops. • Gloves, woolly hat, sailing boots or old trainers (non-slip, flat soles). • Sun protection (suncream, sunglasses, sun hat etc). • Two towels and washing kit. • Sleeping bag or duvet and pillow case. • “Normal” clothes for evenings. • Roll top dry bag or polythene bag to carry dry gear when sailing and wet gear when going home. • Materials for taking notes and RYA logbook (if applicable). • Thermos/water bottle if you have one.
Food & drink
Friday Evening: Arrive, meet the group and socialise. We'll be having a traditional OutdoorLads buffet for the evening meal, followed by a welcome meeting and a possible evening activity.
Saturday & Sunday Breakfast- we will provide a selection of cereals,bread and spreads as well as milk tea and coffee.
Please provide your own lunches.
Saturday night I am hoping we will all go out for a meal but there is the option for self catering.