Cruising 2003

  Cruising in Shoal Waters 2003

13th March – Launched

14th – sailed to Maldon

15/16th – Sailed to Maldon, Lawling and Stone 10 miles

18/19th – Sailed inside Bradwell to Colne Point & return 25 miles

April 3/6th – To Rat Island, down Swin, round Sheppy, Havengore.

  East Mersey and club 110 miles

12th- To Mersea, round islands, home via Bradwell creek 25 miles

15/21st – Colne Pt – Walton backwaters, Landmere. Twizzle

  Great Oakley dock – Ipswich – Manningtree – Holbrook bay

  Colchester – Rat Island -Brightlingsea – B.S.C. 130 miles

3rd/6th May – to St Peters- Burnham, Lion Creek – West Mersea

  Ma.ldon – Osea for night – Nass Beacon and club. 75 miles

19th – Sail on tide to Maldon

25th – Fortieth anniversary of launch of Shoal Waters

23rd/29th – Walton – Snape –Butley river – Woodbridge – BSC 158 miles 29/2nd June. With Joy – West Mersea – Abbots Hall Creek –

newly flooded land - Tollesbury - Pyfleet – BSC 50 miles

14/21 – Lawling creek – Maldon – Battlesbridge – Colchester – St Osyth

  Ray creek – East Mersea OGR - Maldon. 130 miles

23/2nd July – Snape – Little Japan / Butley river 3 times –Walton

  Backwaters – East Mersea – BSC 160 miles

10/14th – Chelmsford Canal. 25 miles

16th – day sail on tide –thunder storms

21/3rd – West Mersea and Tollesbury area 25 miles

29th/2 Aug – Ray I – Havengore – Rochester – Mucking – Spitway

  BSC. 130 miles

3rd Aug. Seventysixth birthday of Charles Stock.

8th – Colne point and return 24 miles

10/14 – club week. Wife Joy unwell for all of August.

Unable to leave her overnight .

20 – NE wreck 20 miles

29/31 – Gaffers Ruby Week. – Mersea - Maldon – Lawling- Mersea

  Maldon. 40 miles

3/6th Sept – Bradwell – Ipswich dock gates – Pin Mill – Lawling Ck. 80 miles

12th – Rochford – Ray yellow at L.W. –Round Bridgemarsh – Lighters in

  Ray – Walton – Beaumont Quay – Pyfleet and BSC 150 miles

26/30 – St Peters – Dengie coast at HW springs – Pyfleet –

  Round Cobmarsh, PackingShed & Northey islands

  – Lawling creek overnight - Thirslet and BSC 50 miles

3rd Oct/5 – Ray I – Wivenhoe – Ray I – Club. (strong NW) 44 miles

10/12 – Roach – Stow Maries Ck -BSC 60 miles

 Total for the 2003 season = 1544 nautical miles.

Total cost £804 .61 = 52.24 pence per mile

Nearly sixty nights on board = £13.41 per night, plus of course food, which we have to buy anyway.