The East Coast is still the Last Stronghold of Sail for traditional, historic craft.
Thames sailing barges, bawleys, Essex oyster smacks, gaff-rigged and classic bermudian
yachts can be seen on most days of the year. Many of the local villages and towns
have held summer regattas since the 19th century - smacks, yachts and barges meet
to enjoy the best of life afloat.
Wivenhoe waterfront -always a spectacular sight from the river.
The Riverside villages of Rowhedge and Wivenhoe have a rich maritime herigate.. Generations
of shipwrights, sailors, racing-yacht captains and crew, sailmakers and fishermen
have come from these villages.
The square-rigged training ship the Lord Nelson was built in Wivenhoe in 1986.
Join in one of the many local Town Regattas with their smack and classic yacht racing,
music, water-side activities, beer, and BBQs. Saxonia regularly takes part in many
of these events.
Built in AD 753 St. Peter's is the second-oldest church in England - the oldest is
Lindesfarne. When the tides are right we can anchor off Shore Ends and walk the
half-mile along the sea-wall to visit the ancient chapel of St. Peter-on-the-Wall.
One can also visit the nearby Christian community of Othona (named after the Roman