English Raid Three (ER3) which is the latest venture of Penny Davies is a title which would have been applicable to her Caledonian Canal epic last year. But the ER3 which three GSC DB are tackling (Hazy Daze with Harriet, Widgeon with Penny and Isis with Jane and James) is based on the East Coast near Harwich. Details below: –
*The Third English Raid 1st to 5th August 2012
This note is being mailed to all those who have sent a deposit to confirm
interest in this years Raid, to keep you informed of progress.
*The Programme looks as follows (as at end May) changes in bold*
*Wednesday 1st: HW 12 noon*
Launch Woolverstone between 9am and 3 pm; sail round to Shotley Marina to
get sorted. *If you arrive too late to launch at Woolverstone, it is
possible to drive down to Shotley and launch off the beach, then entering
the marina via the lock. Probably not favourite, though.*
There is all tide access in and out of Shotley.
Supper at Shipwreck Bar (in Shotley Marina)
Trailer parking available at Woolverstone; Campsite ½ mile from Shotley
Kit transported by van or own cars to campsite
*Thursday 2nd: HW 12.40*
a.m.:Down Stour to Manningtree, maybe via Holbrook creek or Wrabness
Haul up on beach, packed lunch at Stour SC.
p.m.: to Harwich, Moor at town Quay. *Visit to Lightship LV18*, then fish &
chips at Harwich & Dovercourt SC.
Back to Shotley Marina before dusk.
*Friday 3rd: HW 13.20* – this is the day most susceptible to the weather,
Plan A being:
a.m.:Early(ish) start to Walton Backwaters
Picnic lunch at Stone Point, and exploration (think Swallows & Amazons!) in
p.m.: Back to Shotley Marina,
*Plan B will likely be Landguard Fort and Levington*
Supper Bristol Arms in Shotley
*Saturday 4th: HW 14.00*
a.m.:Up Orwell to Ipswich
Lunch at Orwell YC
p.m.: Back down to Woolverstone (haul out by 1700 for leavers) or into
Royal Harwich YC marina for people sailing Sunday.
Camp moves to Woolverstone if desired (or can stay at Shotley campsite).
Walk along river to Pin Mill for supper and prizegiving at Pin Mill SC
*Sunday 5th: *
a.m.:Breakfast @ Royal Harwich YC for campers
p.m.: haul out at Woolverstone
*Accommodation and charging*
The basic cost of the Raid this year, for those who want to camp or sleep
on their own boats, is a maximum of *£190 per person*. This includes
launching fees, moorings Wednesday-Saturday nights inclusive, camp-site
fees, rig parking, use of our minibus service, and supper, breakfasts and
lunches Wednesday night to Sunday mid-day. If you aren’t going to use all
the meals, talk to us and we will make adjustments where our costs are
The costs for those organising their own accommodation will be a maximum
of *£130 per person. *This includes everything except the camping fees and
I have said these are maximum amounts – *I have done some squeezing and
reduced the costs by £30 per head since my first estimate.*
*Boats likely to come*
Currently 25 confirmed.
A number of people have expressed interest in crewing. If any of you are
short of crew, please let me know
Any comments or queries, please let me know
Please click link below to send me an email about ER3
or phone* 01394 380390 *working hours
or c/o Classic Marine
Unit 15 Martlesham Creek Ind Park
Woodbridge IP12 4SD