East Coast


Join the flotilla!

Sunday, June 4, 2017
'Nancy Blackett' sails on the River Orwell
©Peter Willis

The Nancy Blacket Trust invites any boat owners – Old Gaffers, classic yachts, modern yachts, Thames Barges, etc. to take part in a flotilla on the River Orwell to accompany 'Nancy Blackett' downriver as she sets off for her sail to Holland.

'Nancy' sails on 4 June at noon from the Royal Harwich Yacht Club – accompany her as far down the river as you wish – beyond the Beach End Buoy if you like! But please register your boat in advance (ref. contact details below). The flotilla is being organised by Pat York and Simon Hewitt at the Royal Harwich (and NOT by the Nancy Blacket Trust).

Find out more about the Nancy Blacket Trust on her website.

Cruise in company to the Netherlands

Why not cruise over in company with Nancy Blackett? At least one boat is planning to do just that (and then cruise on to Amsterdam), 'Wild Cat', owned by NBT chairman Roger Sturge; there are crew places available.

Royal Harwich YC, River Orwell