CANCELLED - Due to government restrictions
Come and join us on the Blackwater as we start the season with a visit to Bradwell Marina for 2 nights, followed by a night at anchor off Osea Island.
Berth booking note - Bradwell are not accepting bookings until there is clarity on the current lockdown situation. They have asked that club reservations are made c.1week before arrival via email/phone, providing boat name, length, beam and draft. Given this, we recommend that you reserve a berth directly yourself with the marina (from early March) and note that you are part of the Sailing & Cruising Assn. 1-2 weeks prior to the event we will see if reservations can be linked as a club.
Navigational Note - The first half of the Easter weekend sees Spring Tides. Please ensure that you have checked tides and access relevant to your journey and vessel. Information below is for guidance only and should not be relied upon for navigation.
Friday 2nd April
Bradwell Marina 1st night
HW Sheerness - 0420 LW Sheerness - 10.46 0.53m
LW Bradwell - 1031 HW Bradwell - 16.42
Bradwell Marina is reached via Bradwell Creek. A tide gauge (in feet) is located at the mouth of the creek and shows maximum depth. Creek shows CD0.7m and the marina entrance CD1.2m. Further information at;
SOLACE will leave from Queenborough on the Medway
Arrival at Bradwell from Midday
4-6pm, welcome drinks aboard SOLACE. Subject to social distancing requirements and numbers, SOLACE will host an 'open boat'. Please drop by for drinks and introductions.
1900/2000 - Dinner at the Marina Clubhouse/restaurant tbc
Saturday 3rd April
Bradwell Marina 2nd Night
A day of relaxation. A late morning walk along local coastal paths and exploring Bradwell Village. Perhaps a lunchtime drink in the pub. For those inclined, there is a 3hr walking rout available on the marina website.
Sunday 4th April
LW Bradwell 1213 HW Bradwell 1825
Leave Bradwell by 1400 (that should account for most drafts) and take the flood 5 miles up river and drop the hook off Osea Island, at The Barnacle anchorage. This is great place to have an onboard BBQ or for those wanting to do a little more socialising, there is the potential for rafting or tendering between vessels.
Monday 5th April
HW Bradwell 0705 LW Bradwell 1317
LW Sheerness 1306 HW Sheerness 1938
Leave the blackwater on the Ebb, taking the Ebb North or, in time to pick up the flood south.
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