The Great Broads Tour and more…

If you haven’t already seen and heard it go to:

for a real treat. Great photos and wonderful music, compiled by event organiser Adrian Hodge, to celebrate a thoroughly enjoyable week on the Broads .

Adrian – you are a star!


Next up – Jonathan in his element at the Morston regatta:

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Bluejacket in pursuit:

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The team at Bayfield:

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Then our trip to Wells(-next-the-Sea) where we were joined by Paula, Peter and others from Team Guella who have two St Ayles skiff kits ready to start building.

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Many thanks to Andrea for the photos and Barrie for towing one of the boats back.

Water, water everywhere…

Big tides this week and the Carnser at Blakeney disappears under water. The area between the dinghy masts and the moored boats is where we usually park Hoi Larntan and Bluejacket! You can just see HL now behind the coloured Topper sail  where she was moved to safety.


Hope to have photos of the Broads Tour soon. Today they should be ending up at Neatishead (The White Horse) for the 2014 Tour dinner.

They will have had plenty of sunshine but I dare say some rain showers too. Ah, well, it is Summer.

More from Morston…

Steve Soanes was out following the progress of the Morston Regatta and caught our skiffers in action:

Off they go…






The chase is on…



Shouldn’t the oars be in the water?…


Many thanks to Steve for these.

All ready to admire Bluejacket at Bayfield Hall this afternoon – the sun is going to shine, so see you there?


Morston Regatta

Ably run by John Seymour and the men and women of Blakeney Sailing Club, Morston Regatta 2014 (not to be confused with Glasgow 2014) provided lots of fun and fierce competition on Sunday.

Maybe a little less wind than the sailors might have wished for, but ideal for rowing. All started, lined up in sequence, from the traditional point, noses into the mud (Le Mans style), on the west side of the Cut by  Cooke’s marker post.

The rowing was won by a flying Jonathan Freegard in his single scull, hotly pursued by Bluejacket and then Hoi Larntan. Yes, look closely – that’s them in the distance below:




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Good news from Kings Lynn they have the first planks glued up on their building frame and all progressing well. Steve in the West Country tells me the Bristol group have completed their build and now starting painting, with a view to an official launch in early September.

Watch out the rest of the world, the English skiffs are coming!


Out and about…and in the magazine too!

A beautiful sunny Friday evening and both Hoi Larntan and Bluejacket head out. Gentle breeze, plenty of water and crystal clear visibility, good company, plenty of smiles, stylish boats and a chance to row and exercise the muscles (well, that’s what we call them!)


Hoi Larntan setting off across the Pit at Blakeney Harbour closely followed by Bluejacket  – believe me she’s there just out of frame! (photo Tom Green)

Après-row (the priority for some) took place in the King’s Arms.



If you haven’t already seen a copy, this month’s issue (August) carries a full page article (p78) on CRABlakeney; featured as the monthly Club Profile.

Anglia Afloat is the premier journal for all things boatie in the Anglia region. A wide circulation and full of interesting goings on in the boating world in and around the East Coast. Thanks to Antonia for ensuring we made the copy deadline and Rachel Buller for including us.