Charles Stock & Shoal Waters

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Sailing 2004

Charles Stock - Sailing  in Shoal Waters in 2004.

 

23rd January – Jim hired a Sigma 36 from Southhampton –  Hamble marina for Friday night – Round the Isle of Wight in perfect conditions on Saturday to Yarmouth – Visited Cowes and Folly on Sunday    65 miles.

March 13th – launched

16 - To Maldon on tide

18/20 – Mersea, Strood and Ray Island  - BSC                                                 25miles.

22 - Round Northey and Fullbridge.

26/29  Hired Hustlers One and Two – Jim and sons Daniel and Ryan – Upton dyke- Ranworth – Hickling – Horsea – Upton dyke .

1st April – round Northey to Sadds

6/13 – West Mersea – Burnham – Shalfleet – Conyer creek – Havengore -  Wivenhoe

BSC                                                                                                       154 miles

Two afternoon trips on tide with Joy  (Chris on holiday).

3 May – trip to East Mersea Bn and BSC                                                           20

5/6 – Rat I and Point Clear Creek to study shifting shingle - BSC                     25

12/19m – Ipswich – Manningtree – Snape – Butley river – Woodbridge

Walton Backwaters - BSC                                                         160

24/25 – With Joy to Lawling for night – Mersea at LW - BSC                          20

1st/3rd June – To Maldon - Mersea with Joy – Fish dinner- BSC                      25                    7/9 – To Ray Island – Colne beach – Rowhedge – Rat I – BSC                         30

14/16 – To Ray I. - Woodrolfe Ck – Flood – Osea –Lawling- BSC                   25

21/22 – St Lawrence Bay - West Mersea – BSC                                                 20

25/30 – Walton Bustway –Ipswich – Pin Mill – Bridge – Parkston

               Bustway – Rd Horsea – Bustway – BSC                                             100

2nd July – Overnight to meet Balmoral on visit to Maldon. Duff Info!

5/7 – West Mersea – Colne Beach – St Osyth – Ray I – NE gales - BSC            25

10th – Day sail Osea area

12/14th – Faversham Ck – Milton Ck – Lower  Halstow – Havengore - BSC    100

21/23 – Key Reach – Battlesbridge – BSC                                                            75

28/30 – Lawling Creek – Colne beach – Maldon - BSC                                       20

3/5 August – Ray I – Virley/Salcot – Ray I and BSC via Bradwell                      30

14/18 – With Jim on Summer Wind from Amble to Hamble. 485miles

25/26 – Lawling Creek and West Mersea  - BSC                                                  20

30/2nd Sept – Rochford – Pyfleet – BSC                                                                64

4/7 – Walton  Backwaters (Bustway)                                                                     65

15/17 – B`sea – Colchester - BSC                                                                          40

19/23 – St Peters – Denghie Lighters – Ray Island                                                35

Total nautical miles in Shoal Waters to date, -  1078.            

83 days or part days afloat – 52 nights aboard.

 

All trips made from and to my mooring at the Blackwater S.C.  No engine used; no tows accepted.  A little auxiliary power in flat calm from a paddle and a quant.

The Bustway is a tiny, superbly sheltered, anchorage deep in the southern end of Hamford Water recommended by John Lewis in his book, A TASTE FOR SAILING.

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