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Southwold Cruise – July

10 July 2018

With Haven Bridge undergoing repairs, our Southwold fleet departed the Broads on Friday 6th July through Mutford Lock and moored at the RN&SYC for a few hours until all the fleet were on the seaward side.  The last two boats came through the Lowestoft Bascule Bridge on the 1430 lift and the 18 boat fleet headed out to sea.

Very calm seas and warm sunshine for our 10 mile passage to Southwold.  This was a slow speed cruise with the fleet running at around 8 knots so that some slower boats could join the cruise.  Once south of the Stanford Channel, the faster boats headed out to the east to open up and enjoy some higher speed handling.

We arrived at Southwold at around 1600hrs and the boats entered in their order for mooring.  We rafted 3 abreast outside the Harbour Inn and the crews were soon relaxing and socialising.

Saturday was quarter final day for the England World Cup team so finding somewhere to watch the footie was very high on the agenda on Saturday morning.  Some of our number went to the local rugby club and some to the conservative club to watch the game whilst others took advantage of the relatively quiet opportunity to shop in Southwold.

We left Southwold just after 1530hrs on Sunday and ran back to Lowestoft for Roast Beef at the RN&SYC.  Once again we enjoyed superb conditions and were all safely moored in the yacht club basin by around 1800hrs.  We had a very pleasant evening with all the crews socialising together.

We departed on Monday at 0930hrs.  With the Haven Bridge now operating, we came back onto the Broads on an 1100hrs bridge lift.

All returned very happy and well tanned!

4 responses to “Southwold Cruise – July”

  1. Peter & Elaine says:

    If you have not cruised with NYA, you’re missing out on the ultimate opportunity to enjoy you own boats to the full, knowing you have full support with you at all times.
    We would certainly not have done the cruises without them.
    Whilst you are responsible for your own boat, help is always at hand should you need assistance in anyway.
    These guys are amazing, always smiling, smart and very helpful no matter what. From the preparation work and organisation done by James and Louise to the hands on by Speedo, Rob and not forgetting Chris.
    Professionals through and through making your trips as safe and enjoyable as possible.
    This was my most relaxed cruise yet, the weather was very kind to us. We had a fantastic relaxed weekend with some very nice people.
    A big thank you to all at NYA
    Elaine & Peter

  2. Trevor Owen says:

    Thank you James and crew for an awesome weekend. Our first time on an NYA cruise and the organisation was amazing. Going out to sea was a great adventure for us but we were secure in the knowledge that there was a superb team to guide us.
    The weather and sea conditions were brilliant which gave ‘playing’ at sea a whole new meaning. Great company too. Looking forward to next year already.
    Trevor and Audrey

  3. Lisa parsons says:

    Wow. Well what can I say. Superb first cruise with NYA . Thank u to James and the team for all ur support and reassurance on our first trip out to sea. Having to navigate our first time through a lock first time in RNSYA (much tighter than it looks) first time on the open sea ( little chop) it was a most exillerating experience , hoping to be repeated. Everyone made us feel very welcome and we enjoyed every moment ..

  4. David Bignell says:

    We crewed with friends who also enjoyed their first cruise with NYA. Our experience had never gone beyond the Great Ouse until now so we knew little of what to expect. Thanks NYA for an excellent and well organised adventure, as we were never once apprehensive and would do it again in a heart beat. We were only sorry to have missed the dinner but had an excellent weekend in great company with great weather.
    David and Julie

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