Any events around east Anglia?

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Any events around east Anglia?

Postby Merry » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:09 am

Any seagull races this way? Suffolk/essex or Norfolk coast? I'm Ipswich so right In the middle of all 3

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Re: Any events around east Anglia?

Postby headdownarseup » Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:19 pm

Start organising one.
I'm up for it if anyone else is...

Info on boat launching/retreival and any associated fees would be helpful too...
Maps on where you're thinking of going is a good idea as well.


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Re: Any events around east Anglia?

Postby Merry » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:35 pm

What sort of distances do they normally have?? I've never been to one...

I was thinking the river orwell

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Re: Any events around east Anglia?

Postby Adrian Dale » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:30 pm

Distance isn't so important, but a run down the river from the docks to the Butt and Oyster and back; with lunch at the pub would be a great day out. Don't think you will get a lot of participation but once you get the dates fixed some will commit. Re racing Charles is you man. I only know of two in the UK one occasionally in Scotland the other in Devon, then the Chosley gathering each year on the Thames.

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Re: Any events around east Anglia?

Postby Merry » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:16 pm

I was thinking the butt and oyster would be a great starting point you can easily launch there and its free!
Was also thinking around one of the legs of the Orwell bridge??

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Re: Any events around east Anglia?

Postby Adrian Dale » Thu Sep 17, 2015 5:47 am

Sounds like a plan! I lived at Nacton, just across the water, but there wasn't a bridge there then, and Felixstow dock was a small basin taking 500 tone cross channel freighters at best. Now it is the largest container port in the UK.. Ipswich docks at that time were much larger than Felixstow and was still being visited by the last of the trading sailing barges..... today Ipswich docks consist of mariners, floating restaurants and flats, times change.

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Re: Any events around east Anglia?

Postby Merry » Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:12 pm

Yeah it has changed a fair bit, I'm only 30 so i can't remember it before the bridge...
I grew up in Holbrook though so i know the Shotley peninsular very well.
Live in Ipswich now and quite fancy a flock of seagulls on the Orwell!


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