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. Berthing is on a first come first served basis. Be prepared to anchor in the vicinity of Osea Island if there is no berth availability BE PREPARED TO CATER ONBOARD FOR THE WEEKEND
DUE TO THE NATURE OF THIS EVENT, IT MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR SHOREBASED MEMBERS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND, PLEASE CONTACT THE HOST ON OR AFTER THE FIRST EVENING, TO SEE WHAT IS FEASIBLE
Navigational Note - 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.
THE BELOW PLAN IS SUBJECT TO OBTAINING BERTHS
Thursday 2nd June
Bradwell Marina 1st night
HW Sheerness - 0420 LW Sheerness - 10.46 0.53m
HW Bradwell - 14.52
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;
4-6pm, welcome drinks aboard SOLACE. Subject to numbers, SOLACE will host an 'open boat'. Please drop by for drinks and introductions.
1900/2000 - Dinner at the Marina Clubhouse/restaurant tbc. It depends on availability and berthing
Friday 3rd June
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 route available on the marina website.
Saturday 4th June
LW Bradwell 0956 HW Bradwell 16.05
Leave Bradwell by 1200 (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.
Sunday 5th June
HW Bradwell 0438 LW Bradwell 1036
LW Sheerness 1034 HW Sheerness 1652
Leave the blackwater on the Ebb, taking the Ebb North or, in time to pick up the flood south.
Host - Jonathan Morrish [email protected]