Charles Stock & Shoal Waters

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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.

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