The Colne Yacht Club

Inspiring Generations Afloat

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 and 2014 Sailing Program  - click here

Diary Dates

Saturday 29 November, 7.00pm

Offshore Wind Farms and the Environment - An Illustrated Talk by Dr Chris Gibson of Natural England

Dr Gibson is the Principal Specialist in Marine at Natural England and a Natural History Author and photographer. This is likely to be a top talk - well worth coming! You know you wanted to find out more about those wind farms, they're not just a wind indicator for sailors!

Offshore wind energy is seen as a crucial part of the country's renewable energy mix. But it doesn't come without environmental concerns, with potential effects upon seabirds, fish and valued landscapes. This talk will look at those environmental effects and the steps that the industry, regulators and nature conservation advisers have taken to ensure the sustainable development of offshore wind projects.

Saturday 6 December, 6.00pm

Cadet Laying Up Supper & Prize Giving - this year at the Sailing Club

Friday 12 December, 7.00pm

Voilier Francais? - An Illustrated Talk by Richard Barton-Wood

Sunday 14 December

The Club's Traditional CHRISTMAS LUNCH AND CAROL SINGING - see Poop Deck for booking form and details

Extraordinary General Meeting Results  - click here

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