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Eastern Region Activities

The BBQ at Heron's Marsh, Coldham Hall took place on Midsummer's Night and very enjoyable it was. Six boats were there-Yorkshire Belle, Camelot a visitor from Kent, Isabella, Lady Carolyn, Marjon and Lady Alison-15 people plus friends of the host. The highlights of the evening were a tour of the host Chris Corden's Sujiroto, a wooden Broom 45, together with a demonstration of the tango on the aft deck by David and Kathleen and later Disco Dave belting out music across the marshes. Many thanks to Chris for allowing us the use of his splendid riverside property. We will be there again. Next get together is the Raft up at Ranworth 5th July.



Eastern Region Cruise to Southwold mid August

Robert Middleton has kindly agreed to organise a cruise to Southwold leaving Berney Arms early Saturday 16th August and setting off back midday Sunday 17th. Robert has put a lot of detailed work into this including tide and bridge information, facilities at Southwold and passage planning, as well as a comprehensive booking form which details experience and equipment requirements. If you are interested in joining us please contact Robert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details.

Eastern Region Change of Plan

Due to lack of interest the proposed visit to Ipswich early July is cancelled. Instead I would like to invite everyone to a Northern Rivers get together on the 5th July. This would be a raft up on Malthouse Broad, Ranworth, going ashore by dinghy to the pub for food etc. For anyone wishing to travel from the South low tide Yarmouth is 0841 on the 4th and 0926 on the 5th. Please let me know if you are interested.

An alternative could be a BBQ on the island. I am open to suggestions.



Eastern Region events update

1. The next event is the BBQ near Coldham Hall on 21st June. Please let me know if you would like to reserve a mooring.

2. 4th/9th July It is proposed to have a sea trip to the Orwell/Stour area beginning with Titchmarsh Marina 4th/5th July and ending at Suffolk Yacht Harbour on the 9th with a meal at Haven Ports Sailing Club. Please contact me for further details if you are interested.

3. 26th/27th July, a visit to the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club via Mutford Lock and return by sea to Great Yarmouth on the Sunday. This would suit members who may not yet have ventured out to sea and would appreciate being in the company of other boats, and members with river boats who can there and back via the lock. Please let me or John Ogden know if you would like to come. Moorings have been booked at RNSYC for the Saturday.

4 Departing 30th/31st August a longer trip to London to coincide with the Tall Ships race, followed possibly by a cruise up the Thames, returning 13th/14th September, all depending on weather conditions.  Moorings have been booked at Limehouse Basin. Contact me or John Ogden for more details.

5. 15th October 6pm a guided tour of the sugar beet factory at Cantley. The factory will be in operation so there will H&S and mobility matters to consider as the general public are not normally allowed in. Please contact Jane Neale if you are interested at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Other events in the pipeline are a trip to Southwold, a Northern Rivers get together and a BBQ at Hardley Mill. Details to follow.

Eastern Region Dinner at Coldham Hall 12th April

43 people attended this event which followed on after the Broom Boats show. This is the biggest attendance at an Eastern Region event for some time if not ever. Everyone enjoyed it and I have thanked Natalie at Coldham Hall for a successful evening, also Broom Boats for providing a ferry service in their work boat Sweeper for those who did not moor at the pub. Gill Oldham was present and she said a few words as did our founder David Broad, who has donated to the club a silver trophy to be known as The Martin Broom Memorial Trophy and to be awarded on criterea yet to be decided by the committee.

The next event will be a BBQ to be held at the riverside property next to Coldhan Hall Sailing Club on 21st June. 10 boats can moor there and it is accessible by car and of course by dinghy. Details will be sent out soon by email.

The event after that is of course the visit to RNSYC Lowestoft 26th July.



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