“Hands – On” Day Sail

from £130.00

Join the crew for a participation day to help set sails, take the wheel, find out how a barge is sailed by just two people. Fully catered.

  • Start date: 18/07/2021 7:00 am
  • Duration: 11 Hours
  • Sailing from: Maldon
9 spaces available

Only 12 places available !

Join the crew for a participation day sailing on the Rivers Blackwater & Colne . They will get you involved in all aspects of sailing a historic Thames Sailing Barge, including hoisting the sails, taking the wheel, winding leeboards, raising the anchor and learn how such a large craft could be sailed by only two men.

Board for an early start and breakfast as you take the ebb tide down river. The Blackwater soon widens out and you will sail past Osea Island, Tollesbury Creek, Mersea Island and head into the Colne for a hot lunch. Work off your calories with a wind of the anchor before heading back towards Maldon, finishing with tea and cake.

Boarding details are sent by e-mail 4 weeks before a trip or when booking (check your junk folder). Be ready to board the barge 1/2 hour before sailing. Search for car parks near Maldon CM9 5HN, Ipswich IP4 1FH, Brightlingsea CO7 ODY, Harwich CO12 3HH