Did you know virtually everyone living in Rayleigh is under 10 minutes by car from the River Crouch, a premier sailing destination in the South East of England?
There are many famous and historic yacht clubs on the North bank of the river, particularly at Burnham on Crouch. However there is a hidden gem almost on your doorstep, Up River Yacht Club, which is situated conveniently on the South bank of the Crouch in Pooles Lane, Hullbridge.
If you’ve just moved to the Rayleigh area you’re probably keen to become part of the community and explore opportunities that are now local to your new home. Perhaps you might like to give sailing a try? Especially when you discover that you have the best yacht club on the whole southern shore of the river so close by. The club is very family focused and offers novices free sailing tuition. Parents or grandparents can bring along their children/grandchildren to learn to sail. The club fees are also remarkable low as this is a non-profit self-help yacht club.
Have you sailed in the past and thinking of getting back into the sport? Up River Yacht Club can offer you the use of a club boat during organised events, so you don’t have to own your own boat, or safety kit, to get on the water and find out for yourself. With the help of Sport England the Club has built up a fleet of modern safe dinghies perfect for sailing tuition, yet fast enough for the more experienced to race.
The Club offers something for all ages. As well as families and cadets, we have members nearing retirement, or who have recently retired, who support our strong sailing cruiser section. If you are looking for a fulfilling hobby when you stop work, and would like to join a band of resourceful, fun loving, fifty plus people who still have a zest for life, Up River Yacht Club could be for you.
Above all the club is welcoming and you will soon feel part of the community and gain a network of connections that will be a great help to you in Rayleigh and beyond.
Check out http://upriver.org.uk/ for full details.