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’
It is difficult in these ever-changing times to know when to plan and when to communicate. As you know we were hoping to try and put on some sort of get-together in August and September but in the end had to cancel. We know some members managed to meet up privately which is great. However, as a committee we had constraints in organising such gatherings.
Restrictions are now obviously increasing, and we are all facing the ‘second wave’ and the future is very uncertain.
Our programme for this year has been cancelled, but we do hope that our AGM & Lunch planned for January 23rd 2021 will be able to be held as usual, no doubt with some social distancing in place. We will notify all members closer to the date whether or not we can go ahead; which will be convened by the restrictions in force at the time.
We will also hopefully be able to plan an events programme for next season, but we will hold off doing this until the Covid-19 sitaution becomes clearer.
Our Next Events
Fitting Out Lunch – January 23rd 2021
We hope that the Fitting Out Lunch/AGM will be able to be held as planned on January 23rd 2021 at The Bull in Wickham Bishops. We have used this venue before on many occasions, it is very pleasant, the food is excellent and our events there have always been enjoyed by our members.
More information will be published here when available, and members will receive details by e-mail.
Laying Up Supper – October 25th – Cancelled
Unfortunately due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation it has been decided to cancel the planned lunch at the Last Anchor in Ipswich Haven Marina.