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 the Sonata Challenge 2016 races

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.


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


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



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


Bar 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm

Carvery and carvery snacks 12 noon to 3.00 pm

What's Coming Up?


Saturday and Sunday 24 and 25 July

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

Tide Times

Sonata Challenge 2016

Sailing Instructions and Entry Form Available from Sue Carrington, Club Manager

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.