Day boats and trailer sailors

Up River Yacht Club is an ideal location for smaller shoal draft sailing craft, typically boats between 4.5 and 6.5 metres in length.

The growing popularity of day boats in the UK has led to owners looking for locations where they can launch their boats, plus safely park their car and trailer when out sailing. Up River Yacht Club offers this combination as well as idyllic river sailing. 

Low cost moorings

The greater attraction for many larger day boat and trailer-sailor owners is the availability of low cost tidal moorings close by. These are great if your boat is a little heavy to launch and recover every time you want to sail, plus you avoid all of the rigging required. 

You could keep your day boat on a mooring during the summer months and then trail her home for the winter. Chances are you will get far more time afloat.

Trail your boat to other sailing areas whenever you wish and return to your mooring at any time.


Worth knowing

Day sailor owners who launch and recover their boat every time they sail must avoid doing so about two hours either side of high water on days when there are dinghy races and fun sails. Please click here to see the Programme of Events.

The club encourage owners to make use of the low cost tidal moorings at Hullbridge. However, if you prefer to launch every time – particularly if you do most of your sailing during the week days rather than Sundays – you may find the wide slipway and ample parking simply ideal.

Please click on this link for more information about moorings at Up River Yacht Club/Hullbridge.

If you own a day boat or a trailer sailor and think Up River Yacht Club might be a good location for you, why not get in touch to find out more. Please click on the button below.

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