Welcome to Colne Yacht Club

Contact us - Tel: 01206 302594

Email: waterside@colneyachtclub.org.uk

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.

The 2016 Sailing Information, and 2016 Programme including Sailing Programme available now - click here

The Pursuit Race Start Times are now available - click here

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Our 2016 Cruiser Racing season started with the Spring Series on Saturday 2nd April - the race results are available on this website and on Facebook. The very popular “white sail only” Pursuit Races run on Friday evenings and started on Friday 15th April and the relaxed Cock of the River series with an affordable after-race supper started on Saturday 16th April. The dates of later races can be seen in the sailing programme.


See our Poster below for details of Brightlingsea's Blessing and Reclaiming of the Waters on Sunday 8th May

Our Sailing Activities and Facilities


Colne Yacht Club is one of the oldest and best established on the East Coast, with its origins stretching back to the 1870s.
Nestling on the waterfront in Brightlingsea, Essex the Clubhouse overlooks the harbour and estuary. Ideally located for local or distance sailing, we run a varied programme of racing and cruising to encourage all levels of skills and boats, and have an active social programme running throughout the year. Funded by the National Lottery via Sport England, Colne Yacht Club was the first UK club to offer sail training and the use of keelboats to its members.
Brightlingsea is a popular destination for visiting clubs who enjoy the panoramic views from the Club’s comfortable restaurant, bars and balcony. Our fresh, modern shower facilities are available 24/7.

Learn Sailing

Try sailing in our club Sonatas, available for new members and those thinking about joining.

Afloat

Our sailing programme includes cruising and racing; something for everyone.

Ashore

Our friendly clubhouse offers a restaurant, bar, WIFI and modern changing rooms to members and visitors.

Join Us!

Membership is open to all; options are available, depending on your age and family.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Closed

Thursday

Bar and Bar Food 12 noon to 3.00 pm

Friday and Saturday

Bar 12 noon to 11.00 pm / Bar food 12 noon to 3.00 pm

Restaurant 12 noon to 3.00 pm and 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Sunday

Bar 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm

Carvery and carvery snacks 12 noon to 3.00 pm

What's Coming Up?


SEE THE SAILING PROGRAMME FOR FULL DETAILS OF ALL RACES


Friday 29 April – first boat away at 6.30 pm
PURSUIT RACE 2

Saturday 30 April: Race starts 3.30 pm
COCK OF THE RIVER followed by after race early evening meal

Sunday 8 May
BRIGHTLINGSEA'S BLESSING AND RECLAIMING OF THE WATERS
See Poster below - procession assembles at noon outside St James Church

Saturday and Sunday 24 and 25 July
BRIGHTLINGSEA TOWN REGATTA

Monday to Friday 25 to 29 July
CADET ACTIVITY WEEK
Places are already being reserved, so book early to avoid the waiting list.

Tide Times


Brightlingsea's Blessing and Reclaiming of the Waters - Sunday 8th M

This is a centuries old Brightlingsea tradition


Where We Are in Brightlingsea

Get in Touch


Feel free to CALL OR drop us a line to contact us

Our Club Manager, Sue Carrington, will be happy to help you either over the phone or by email.