River Sailing Weekend
- Where: Essex
- Duration: 3 days
- Embark: Maldon - 8 October 2021, 19:00
- Disembark: Maldon - 10 October 2021, 15:00
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Sail the River Blackwater with historic barge Reminder as she explores the estuary and anchors on the tranquil river banks.
Join Reminder in her home port of Maldon. A delightful market town based on the East Coast of England tucked up in River Blackwater. Well known for its sea salt production and fishing industries, this part of England is full intricate waterways, tranquil creeks and pretty estuaries, perfect to explore under sail.
Join on Friday evening for supper and meet your crew and fellow voyagers. After supper, enjoy a walk along the Promenade or visit one of the Quayside pubs.
We will leave the Quay around midnight for a night anchorage about an hour away. Up anchor after breakfast on Saturday and head slowly downriver, past Bradwell, Mersea Island and into the Colne. If time allows, you’ll head up the Colne for a shore visit to Wivenhoe. We find a quiet anchorage in Pyefleet Creek in the Colne for dinner and to watch the sunset.
On Sunday, it’s up anchor after breakfast and head back to Maldon, arriving on the afternoon tide on Sunday. The weekends’ itinerary will be determined by the wind and tide. Participation in sailing is voluntary, help hoist the sails and take the wheel, or relax on deck with a book.
There are currently no voyages scheduled. Please get in touch with the VentureSail team to find out what’s available, or if other upcoming voyages might be suitable.
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Travel insurance notes
As this is an active adventure holiday, we advise that everyone has the appropriate personal accident travel insurance whilst onboard in addition to standard travel insurance which would cover you in the time between making your booking and departing for your adventure. These policies can sometimes be combined so please check with your travel insurance provider.
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