12th - 17th August 2018
Mersea Island a social sailing venue with great potential, come and join us, for a day or a few days.
We plan to complete the island rounding during the week, if conditions permit. West Mersea Yacht Club are running their Round Mersea Race on 12th August, and for the first time, will be including a class for windsurfers. Keep an eye on their website for further details.
Location: Mersea Island is about 30 miles northeast of the M25 Jnt 28 /A12 intersection, and just south of Colchester in Essex.
Meeting Place: Beach in front of Two Tides Bar or Mersea Windsurfers Pavilion, Victoria Esplanade, West Mersea, Essex CO5 8BZ
For day visitors a free public car park is across the road from the pavilion and a larger paying car park without height restrictions further west.
Accommodation: Seaview Holiday Park - Seaview Avenue, West Mersea, Essex CO5 8DA
To book: Call Elaine on 01206 382534.
Note: It's a peak holiday period so please book early to avoid dissapointment.
Getting there: Take the A12 to Colchester then join the B1025 to Mersea Island. Cross the Strood Channel via "The Causeway" and then take the left fork towards East Mersea. Take the first turning to the right and follow the brown Tourist Board signs to Seaview Holiday Park.
Crossing the causeway onto the island can be a problem, as on some very high tides the road is covered for an hour or so across high water time.
Google Maps Link to location with route planning option.
Proposed Activities: Out & back fun racing, Short cruise to West Mersea Harbour, Round Island Cruise, and short board blasting.
Social: We plan to organise a evening meal in West Mersea, campsite barbecue, and après sail drinks in campsite club room bar.
Additional Information: Seavets Newsletter Dec 2012, Mersea Island.