The Colne Yacht Club

Inspiring Generations Afloat

Contact us - Tel: 01206 302594  Email:

One of the finest Yacht Clubs on the East Coast of England, the Colne Yacht Club, based at Brightlingsea near Colchester in Essex sports the finest views out over Brightlingsea Creek,  the River Colne and the Blackwater Estuary.

Situated at the top of the Hard in Brightlingsea Creek, and with its own private floating jetty and launching ramp reaching out to the low water line, the club offers easy, clean access to the water. There is parking space under the front of the club for loading and unloading and short stays of 12 hours or less.

In the club house on the ground floor there are Ladies and Gents showers and upstairs there are friendly bars and a fine restaurant

2015 Sailing Program  - click here

Please note that the 2015 Cruiser Race Instructions are now available - click here

Diary Dates

Monday 27 July to Friday 31 July

Cadet Activity Week 

Cadet Activity Week is now full but if interested we are running a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Saturday 15 August

Summer Party BBQ

Dance to the band Reboot, great entertainment promised

Saturday 19 September

Spanish Night

Opening Hours


Bar 12 noon to 3.00 pm / Bar snacks only

Thursday to Saturday

Bar 12 noon to 11.00 pm / Restaurant 12 noon to 3.00 pm and 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm


Bar 12.00 noon to 6.00 pm / Restaurant 12 noon to 3.00 pm

Monday and Tuesday


Visiting Yachtsmen - Welcome! 
Please book in advance to be sure of a meal.

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Views from the club balcony.   -  Click on the photo for full size


Colne Yacht Club, Waterside, Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0AX Tel: 01206 302594