About Us

Welcome to the best little sailing club on the East Coast

Bradwell Cruising club is a collection of friendly, not too serious sailors, who spend their time cruising the East Coast and Thames Estuary, together with occasional trips across the Channel & North Sea. Individual members, with sufficient time, have reached Scandinavia, the Channel Islands, the Mediterranean and beyond. Each year around 20 events are organised, the programme being designed to appeal to all tastes and levels of experience and to reflect:

BCC is a social club that sails, rather than a club for hard core mileage builders;

BCC's members have a range of cruising preferences which range from local pottering and the revisiting of familiar ports, to a desire to explore further afield. A common thread is the willingness of members to share their knowledge, experience and hospitality;

BCC has no restriction on the type of boat that you sail, we already have a range of craft that stretch from small sailing yachts to large motor vessels and everything in between;

Although founded at Bradwell Marina more than 25 years ago the fleet now resides in a number of home ports around the Thames Estuary.

Our structure as a virtual club means that we do not have premises, preferring to arrange locations and venues that suit the event. This enables the club to avoid large fixed costs and most importantly, the need for high membership fees. Members new and old value the club’s welcoming and supportive atmosphere and find that it has extended both their cruising horizons and their circle of friends.

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