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Saxonia Charters 01206  823373  info@SaxoniaCharters.co.uk

 

© 2003 - 2013     Saxonia Charters

Saxonia Charters, Wivenhoe, Essex. Tel: 01206 823373

Town Regattas and Classic rallys.  

 

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.

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Wivenhoe waterfront - always a spectacular sight from the river.

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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.

Saint Peter's-on-the-Wall.

 

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 port).

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Day sails and regattas