Southern Rivers Cruise 2019


Friday (evening) 9th August to Sunday 18th  August


If the thought of cruising the relatively quiet and open waters of the

Southern Rivers and Broads, in company, perhaps en route to Oulton Week, appeals, and you are free for some or all of the time, then this

annual cruise to the southern rivers is a must.



Organised this year by Ian Stewart, Liz Chettleburgh and Ruth Thompson.

Please sign up if you would like to join us.  


Please let Ruth have your meal choices by Sunday 4thAugust.

Any members wishing to join us by road at any time will be most welcome.  If you wish to join us for a meal at  Surlingham, Geldeston or Oulton Broad please send your meal choices.




Friday - Leave EACC moorings 10.30 a.m. to cross Breydon (low water slack 12.17 p.m.) or Saturday (1.32 p.m.).  Overnight Polkey’s Mill (bbq/cook onboard).


Saturday – Those returning for Breydon Regatta leave, others make leisurely start (possible stop at Reedham Ferry for lunch and showers) then on to Langley (bbq).


Sunday – Leisurely day at Langley, perhaps a sail in the afternoon then to Cantley to meet up with those leaving Breydon Regatta.    Sheltered moorings for bbq or eat in pub (no tables booked).


Monday – Timed sail to Brundall.  Overnight at The Ferry House (pub), Surlingham.  Moorings booked (arrive after 3.00 p.m.) eat in pub 7.00 p.m. Menu Please pre-order your meals using the meal choices link provided. 


Tuesday – Sail/motor to Loddon.  It may be an idea to leave some boats at the meadow to reserve moorings and take others to basin for shopping and showers.  Evening BBQ on the meadow.


Wednesday – Motor/sail to Somerleyton.  Make decision at time whether to continue to Dutch Tea Gardens if moorings full. (bbq)


Thursday – Sail/motor to Beccles.  Moor at Yacht Station or lido moorings for showers, lunch and shopping.  On to Geldeston Locks, eat in pub 7.00 p.m. Menu Please pre-order your meals using the meal choices link provided. 


Friday – Motor/sail to Dutch Tea Gardens for lunch and on to the (Waveney & Oulton Broad Yacht Club) WOBYC moorings overnight.   Hopefully we will be able to use the showers and toilets for a donation of £5 per boat.  Table booked in The Commodore 7.00 p.m. Menu Please pre-order your meals using the meal choices link provided.   A £5 deposit is payable in advance.   I am happy to pay this and collect cash on the day but be aware at the deadline date (Sunday 4thAugust) you are liable for this deposit.


Saturday – There are two open sailing events if you are looking for competition, WOBYC’s RCC Open and Green Wyvern’s Round the Island Race (Somerleyton).  Going home – low water slack 6.45 a.m. or 7.12 p.m. (Sunset 8.15 p.m.).


Sunday - Early crossing (low water slack 7.18 a.m. or 7.45 p.m.).


Please sign up if you are coming and send me your meal choices when you are ready but by Sunday 4th August at the latest, please. 



Ruth Thompson










Sunglory crossing on Saturday




Moon Daisy (Saturday)

Pippa (Wednesday)

Glider crossing on Saturday

Ranger crossing on Saturday

Starshell (Saturday-Thursday)