A weekend sailing away on “Reminder” is a fabulous way to build memories with friends or family of all ages. She offers you the chance to cruise back in time to an unhurried world governed by wind and tides. Leave life ashore as you explore the “secret waters” of the East Coast, from gliding up the quietest creek to invigorating sailing along the coast. Experience the thrill of sailing under our 100’ mast and huge brown sails.

Our friendly crew are committed to making your weekend an unforgettable experience with delicious freshly cooked, locally sourced meals coming from the galley. On a typical weekend cruise from Maldon you sail past Osea Island, Tollesbury Creek, St Peters Chapel at Bradwell, Mersea Island and into the River Colne for a night anchorage. You might also enjoy a shore visit to Wivenhoe, Brightlingsea or East Mersea for a sea wall walk, pint in a local pub, beach combing or photography.

Our friendly crew are committed to making your weekend an unforgettable experience, whether it’s getting you to set sails, take the wheel, wind the anchor or entertaining you with some salty yarns. Choose to self-cater or let our cook prepare delicious home cooked meals for you.

 

 

 

GROUP HIRE PRICES 2020 (max 12 guests)
Price per person – minimum 8 guests

Mid-week & Low season Weekend high season
May 23 to Sept 13
self cater catered self cater catered
DAY SAIL £100 £120 £130 £150
2 DAYS £180 £250 £200 £275
3+ DAYS Please ask office

Typical menu shown below, but may vary depending on season and suppliers

 All dietary requirements catered for if notified in advance.

Meat and Cheese from Buntings Butchers, Maldon
Vegetables from Maldon Fruit

Saturday
English Breakfast (2 bacon, 1 sausage, fried egg, beans. Granary bread & jam)
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Mid morning Coffee & Biscuits
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Sailing lunch – Jacket Potatoes with Coleslaw, Cheese, Salad.  Chocolate Bars, Fruit
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Afternoon Tea with cake
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Dinner 
Chicken Cordon Bleu with Seasonal Vegetables
Creamy Lemon Crunch with Forest Fruits
Cheeseboard
 
Sunday
English Breakfast (2 sausages, scrambled egg, baked tomatoes.  Granary bread & jam)
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Mid morning coffee & biscuits
Lunch
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Jamie Oliver’s Cider Pork Casserole
Creamy Mash & Seasonal Vegetables
 Chocolate Bread & Butter Pudding with Blackcurrants and Crème Fraiche

Depending on your return time, the menu may include afternoon tea and cake or supper of soup with sandwiches.

Friday evening supper not included.  Either eat before you arrive or en-route, eat ashore (we have a list of local eateries including take-aways) or ask us for a quote for supper on board.

Barge Racing Weekends

The first barge race took place in 1863 on the Thames and
apart from a break during the 1960’s has continued ever since, making the
Thames Barge Race the second eldest race meeting after the Americas cup.

The Barge Races (or Matches as they are known) give the
skippers and crews an opportunity to sail these magnificent vessels at their
optimum limits and to display their sailing skills to their peers.   Silver
cups, some nearly 100 years old, are to be won, the most coveted being the
Seamanship Prize which is awarded by the Committee to the barge that has been
sailed with the most skill.

Pin Mill Barge Race

Pin Mill Barge Race

Today there are six annual races with up to 12 barges taking part.  For some races you will need a 3 day weekend for, others 2 days.

As the crew taking racing very seriously and there is a chance of injury to inexperienced guests, on the actual race day itself you are on board as a spectator, but on the day before (if a 3 day weekend) or the day after, you can participate in sailing as little or as much as you wish.

With so many of these historic vessels sailing together,
these racing weekends provide a fantastic spectator sight and cameras are a
must !

On the evening of the race day, a prize giving takes place  ashore, and you join the crews enjoying a good yarn over a pint and reliving the “nearly” wins.

2020 Barge Race Dates
(please ring to check current availability and options)

May 30             Medway Race (Upnor)

June 13              Blackwater Race (Maldon)

June 27              Pin Mill Race (Ipswich)

July 11                Thames Race (Gravesend)

August 8         Swale Race (Faversham)

September 12      Colne Barge & Smack Race (Brightlingsea)

Stag Weekends

A weekend away on Reminder provides an ideal venue for a
group of up to 12 chaps looking for a memorable stag experience where sailing
is the main interest.

Optional Extras

Request catering to include men’s favourites such as Stew &
Dumplings, Jam roly poly, Roast Beef
A polypin of Maldon Gold – our barge skipper’s favourite pint, brewed in the town.
Further details and prices from office