This years cruising programme will build on the sucsesses of previous years, with the club revisiting many popular venues including the Rivers Deben and Orwell, the Blackwater and a summer cruise around the Thames estuary. Some mebers will be venturing further afield to Holland, France, Norway, Scotland and the Azores. So what ever your sailing ability there should be something for you to join in with.

I tentavively put in a cruise to Titchmarch in late April in case anyone was on the water early enough. However the main season opener will be the cruise to Woodbridge in May. Dave Angless will be organising the first visit to the Blackwater this summer, hoping to get up to Heybridge Basin.

The highlight for the summer programme will be the Thames cruise. Initially heading to the Blackwater stopping probably at Bradwell. If anyone would like to spend a little more time on the Blackwater they are welcome to. I can always recommend Tollesbury and West Mersea. From Bradwell the plan would be to head to Burnham followed by Chatham and then Ramsgate before heading home.

Usually in August the club joins in with the Ipswich Maritime Festival. With this not happening this year it is still a popular venue for an August weekend cruise.

In September another visit to the Blackwater, I have always enjoyed going there at this time of year.

Final cruise to finish the season will be another visit to the Tidemill Marina at Woodbridge.

11-12 May Woodbridge TideMill Marina
21-24 May Ostend
7-9 June Blackwater
27 July – 3 August Thanmes Cruise
17-18 August Ipswich
31 August – 4 September Blackwater
5-6 October Woodbridge Tidemill Marina
The cruises are open to members with yachts and motorboats. If there are members with campervans who would like to join us for the evenings they are more than welsome

Happy Cruising

Andy Robinson



New members wishing to join our cruises are very welcome. Come along to the club, have a drink or meal. If you’re new to the club or new to sailing Cruising in Company is a great introduction to sailing around Felixstowe and our particular stretch of the east coast. For more information contact Andy Robinson yachtcaptain@ffsc.co.uk