Annual General Meeting 27th March

AGM to receive the annual report from the Commodore and the Club Treasurer.

To approve the annual accounts, elect the Club Management Committee and discuss any proposals

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm




Bird Watching Walk with Tim Denham

Leaving the clubhouse at 10:00 and returning in time for a lunch at 12:30 prepared by Carole Newman.

LW 11:10

Sunday 2nd February

Details to follow….


A Talk on the Falkland Islands

Wivenhoe & Rowhedge Yacht Owners Association
1st February – 
All WSC members welcome

Maritime talk – 1st February 19:30

A talk on the Falkland Islands by Bernie Hetherington

at the Nottage Maritime Institute

Cheese, Wine and Nibbles will be available


Burns Night

£10 per person, payable on the night. Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer or email Carole Newman

Haggis (vegetarian option available) tatties & neeps, pudding and a wee dram. Singing, Scottish dancing and bowling for a bottle of whisky; always a great night.  We look forward to seeing you.

Please contact Carole to reserve your place.

Swatchways Evening 18th January 19:30

Wivenhoe & Rowhedge Yacht Owners Association all WSC members welcome
Swatchways Evening at the Nottage Maritime Institute

Cheese, Wine and Nibbles will be available





12th January Harkers Yard Series

Hosted by WivGigs & Wivenhoe Corsairs

Independent timekeepers: Marconi & Brightlingsea Coastal

HW 13:05

09:00 – Clubhouse opens. Arriving trailers to be unhitched outside WSC and walked down onto slipway under direction of marshalls.
10:00 – Registration opens
10:45 – Race briefing to be attended by Coxes and one additional crew member only.
11:00 – Launching commences

Start times (could vary due to circumstances):
12:00 – Race 1: Ladies Race
13:00 – Race 2: Men’s Race
14:00 – Race 3: Mixed Race
14:30 – Recovery on to trailers

The results will be announced and prize giving upstairs in the Clubhouse as soon as possible after all gigs have been recovered.

Download the Notice of Race for full details and the registration form:  Registration Form

All Sailing Club facilities are available to competitors. Tea / Coffee and breakfast Rolls will be available from 9.00am.

(Note: Vegetarian rolls need to be ordered in advance – email by 10 Jan. Cakes and drinks will be available during the day. Hot food will be available following the final race, and the Bar will be open from lunchtime.

Online map of the event
We have prepared this online map of the event to show those attending where to park, where to go, and where to watch.

Please feel free to share the link to the map with others.

Row & Ramble to the Albion at Rowhedge.

There will be a 1903 Dutch Barge “Vrouwe Alberdina” as transport for those that are unable to row their own boat.  She seats around 30.

Pick-up & drop-off at the Clubhouse pontoon from 12:00 onwards. The plan is to return around 14:30 for safety reasons as we need to be back before dark.

Please drop an email to Bernie if you would like to take the barge.

The Albion are more than happy for you to take your own food as they not serve food.

The celebrations will continue at the Clubhouse with a chilli (vegetarian option also available) and of course the bar will be open.

HW 14:00

Come and support this splendid club tradition.   The ideal event to launch the Christmas celebrations.    Everyone welcome!

Mince pies and cheese & biscuits provided.  Carol singing with Lynn Button.

Grand Christmas draw; select a square and pay £1.  Lots of splendid prizes.

(Tickets available from Nov 23rd.)





Single-handed Ocean Sailing in small boats

The Wivenhoe Sailing Club is delighted to welcome John Apps to the club on Saturday 30th November to talk about his single-handed ocean sailing experience in boats mostly less than 30 feet.

Known amongst his friends as the East Coast’s answer to Crocodile Dundee, John has crossed the Atlantic 3 times (twice in a yacht of only 27 feet), sailed the Pacific Ocean, been to the Southern Ocean via Greenland, Ascension Island and much more.

During his talk John will be discussing his early days as a Jester Challenger, his Azores and Atlantic challenges

Talk starts 7.30pm. Bar open from 7pm