East Coast Branch

Welcome to the East Coast Branch Pages

The Branch – The Facts

Our branch covers a very large sailing area from Berwick-Upon-Tweed on the Scottish Border to Dover, and currently we have around 260 members in the Branch, one of the largest in the Association. We are also very active with typically 12 or 13 social and sailing events organised each year.

The Branch started life in the River Orwell in 1991, and this area remains the focal point of much of our activity, with the majority of events being organised in and around the Thames Estuary. We are keen to encourage members further afield to join in and organise their own events where there are sufficient numbers of Moody Owners to make this feasible.

Our events are informal, friendly and we hope welcoming, so, if you have not attended any yet, please give it a go. If it is too far to sail, or the weather is not behaving, come along by road if possible.

We have a small branch committee of six, and some local contacts in the main sailing locations in our area. We are here to help, so if you have any questions please contact us, you can find the details on our Team Page.

Not yet a member, and have a Moody on the East Coast ? – well you are missing out on some fine company, as well as being able to access lots of help and advice on the forums and the Association Magazine ‘Compass’.

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Latest News

We on the East Coast still have our plans in place, although of course they are all on hold at present. However, when we are able, we will swing into action once again with our East coast rallies. Currently we have put all events on Hold but should the lockdown be lifted be assured we will be ready to spring into action.

We look forward to meeting up again in due course. If you have time on your hands how about planning a rally in your locality to celebrate the return to normality. It doesn’t usually take much more than contacting a local venue, sending out an e-mail via the East coast team and meeting up to enjoy yourselves. Go Fly the Flag.

In the meantime, Stay Safe, stay home and keep well.

Kind regards

Alan Giles – East Coast Captain

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Our Next Events

All Events are Cancelled until further notice, following text is for web site development only !!

Rally to Shotley- Saturday 16th June 2021

Bristol Arms


  • Arrive by 16:00 on Saturday
  • 18:00 Pre-dinner drinks aboard Sunrise
  • 19:30 Dinner at the Bristol Arms

Dinner will cost £20 per head, menu details at this link. It is essential that you pre-book your menu choices with the organiser, payment will be ‘on the day’.

Please also advise your berthing requirements, boat name, length, beam and draft and what nights you require. If booked through the organiser you will receive a 10% discount.

Contact for booking and information:

Fred Smith fred@nowhere.com 0701 XXXXXX

Rally to Heybridge – Saturday 10th July 2021

Heybridge Basin


  • 15:00 Lock into Basin
  • 18:00 Pre-dinner drinks at BBQ
  • 19:00 Bring your own BBQ

HW at Heybridge is at 15:45, the lock keeper will commence locking at about 15:00, call up on Ch 80 to advise your arrival and for locking instructions.

Contact for booking and information:

Mike Jones mike@nowhere.com 0722 XXXXXX

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