The Ostend Rally is organised by Wivenhoe Sailing Club and open to all. Details are provided below by the main coordinator Robin Impey. If you plan on going please also advise our Cruising Captain Tim Davis
Dear Yacht Owner,
The Wivenhoe SC Brightlingsea to Ostend Rally is scheduled to set sail on Friday 7 August and at the moment we are still hoping to go ahead. It is clearly very difficult to predict what the travel situation will be in August. It is 4 months away so with luck we should have a window of opportunity to get out to sea and enjoy the delights of a foreign country without having to suffer the health risks of air travel.
If you haven't crossed the North Sea before then this is the perfect opportunity do so with the support of others who have experience and can help in case of difficulty. If you are a previous participant then you know it is reassuring to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow yacht crews as you cross the North Sea and meet up to swap tales when you arrive, then possibly voyage up the coast for holidays in the Netherlands or south to France.
Arrangements will be similar to last year including an early morning start from Brightlingsea, course via Colne Bar, Wallet No. 2, Long Sand Head then straight to Binnenstroombank buoy at Ostend, or alternatively a start in the Orwell and route via Long Sand Head.
Refurbishment work at Royal Yacht Club Ostend really is now complete and the team are looking forward to welcoming us to their extended pontoons and new washroom facilities. Activities in port will depend on any health restrictions in force at the time, hopefully we will enjoy a prizegiving and dinner.
If you would like to do the trip but don't have a crew then please do let us know, we can usually find someone who hasn't got a boat but enjoys the voyage.
George Wright and myself are looking forward to having a bit of fun with as many of you as possible, please let me know by email or phone if you are thinking of joining the Rally and I will make sure we keep you informed.
Robin Impey & George Wright
Brightlingsea Ostend Rally
Or 07831 888866
Tide data for osea
7 Aug 2020
HW 03:39 5.23m
HW 15:53 5.25m
8 Aug 2020
HW 04:15 5.1m
HW 16:25 5.17m
9 Aug 2020
HW 04:49 4.93m
HW 16:57 5.05m
Last updated 6:36pm on 26 March 2020