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 Post subject: Aldeburgh open2019
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:10 pm 

Joined: Mon Sep 22, 2003 7:28 pm
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Location: United Kingdom
Aldeburgh open is confirmed as 6th and 7th April.
The club is keen to welcome us all, I think the last time there was a canoe event here was when they held the New York Cup in the 1950’s.
We will be racing on the river with committee boat starts and the club will put on catering for the Saturday night. Friday night supper at mine.
Further details to follow.


 Post subject: Re: Aldeburgh open2019
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:15 pm 

Joined: Mon Sep 22, 2003 7:28 pm
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Location: United Kingdom
Some details on accommodation and Aldeburgh from Michaela


Self Catering Holiday Cottages

We can recommend both Suffolk Secrets and Best of Suffolk as we have used them previously.

Suffolk Secrets
T: 01728 452425

Aldeburgh Coastal Cottages
T: 01728 830250

Best of Suffolk
T: 01728 553088

Suffolk Cottage Holidays
T: 01394 389189

Definitely worth checking out eg Aldeburgh Seaview is a 2 bedroom flat, £233 for 2 nights. Situated at the quiet end of the High Street.

For those who are staying for a few days there is a great butchers, fish mongers and farm shop at Friday Street located just off the A12 as you head towards Snape and Aldeburgh.

There are two Co-Op supermarkets, one on the high street and one on the main roundabout as you approach Aldeburgh, there is also a small Tesco. Waitrose can be found in Saxmundham along with a larger Tesco a 10 minute drive from Aldeburgh. You will also find lots of fish huts dotted along the beach!

There is also Salters & King butchers on the High Street along with Slate that sells fabulous cheese.


There are a number of hotels in the heart of Aldeburgh and all within walking distance of the yacht club.

T: 01728 452071

The White Hotel
T: 01728 452720

The Wentworth
T: 01728 452312

Bed and Breakfasts

Toll House
T: 01728 453239

34 Lee Road
T: 01728 453271

Tirah Bed and Breakfast
T: 01728 452972


It may not be warm enough to camp under canvass but for the brave I can certainly let them know of nearby campsites. Unfortunately there are no camp sites for tents in Aldeburgh.

(But you can camp at the end of the dinghy park, it on the marsh so it’s a bit exposed..... camper vans are ok in the club car park)

There is however camping for Motorhomes at Church Farm Holiday Park and it's only a 2minute stroll to the beach. You can walk to the yacht club in about 25 minutes and cycle in 8 minutes.
Don’t rely on the website booking page as it will often tell you there is no availability when there is. It’s best to phone them.
T: 01728 453433

If anyone wants to stay somewhere really interesting in Aldeburgh there is the Martello Tower (a 2 minute stroll from the club) managed by The Landmark Trust and The House in the Clouds in nearby Thorpeness, although you may need a small mortgage to stay there!

Where to Eat

There are numerous places to eat in Aldeburgh, here are just a few:-
Sea Spice (located in the basement of The White Lion - great Indian restaurant)
The Lighthouse
The Market

And of course the famous Aldeburgh Fish ’n’ Chip shop (just a short stroll from the yacht club). Buy a pint from the pub next door (White Hart Inn) and enjoy eating your fish ’n’chips in their garden. The pub also have an outdoor wood fired pizza oven.

Retail Therapy (for those not sailing)

All the shops are situated along the one main high street and include;
Clothing - O&C Butcher, Fleur, Joules, Crew Clothing, Must, Collen and Clare, and Quba Sails

Art Galleries include; Thompsons Gallery, Aldeburgh Contemporary Arts Gallery, Aldeburgh Gallery, Garage Gallery, Aldeburgh Beach Lookout.

For bookworms there is a fantastic independent bookshop that is well worth a look, The Aldeburgh Bookshop.

Things to See and Do in Aldeburgh (apart from sailing)

Here are just a few suggestions...
From the yacht club walk along the beach heading towards Thorpeness and you will see Maggi Hamblings infamous scallop!
Visit The Red House, home of Benjamin Britten and his muse and partner Peter Pears.
Snape Maltings (concerts, events, cafe, gallery, independent shops and fabulous walks). 10mins drive from Aldeburgh.
The North Warren Nature Reserve, RSPB.
Hazlewood Marshes Nature Reserve, Suffolk Wildlife Trust.
Aldeburgh Golf Club (on the left hand side just before you enter Aldeburgh). T: 01728 453303.
There is also the Thorpeness Hotel Golf and Country Club. T: 01728 452176.
Lots of places to run, the seafront is always popular.
There are tennis courts that can be hired and I’d be happy to point people in the right direction.


 Post subject: Re: Aldeburgh open2019
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:35 am 

Joined: Fri May 30, 2008 9:46 am
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Wow Alistair! Though my boat won’t be ready in time for the Open your pitch on Aldeburgh makes me feel inclined to come anyway! From fotos it looks a beautiful ( though remote ) location. The local Tourist Board would be proud of you!
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 Post subject: Re: Aldeburgh open2019
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:45 pm 

Joined: Mon Sep 22, 2003 7:28 pm
Posts: 232
Location: United Kingdom
We are planning on having two races Saturday and two Sunday, how does that sound? NOR will follow shortly so any requests welcome. Meal at the club on the Saturday night so could do with a show of hands over the next few weeks. I can confirm that camper vans are welcome in the car park and for the brave there's space at the end of the dinghy park for camping.

Michaela's been doing some more research on accommodation:
The Cross Keys Pub in Aldeburgh has recently been refurbished by Adnams and will now offer three double rooms on a bed and breakfast basis.

Contact Emily Portsmouth - Manager of the Cross Keys.

Tel: 01728 452637


I have phoned them and they have confirmed the following availability:-

We have two rooms available on Friday, 5th April. These are charged at £110.00 for the Double Room and £90.00 for the Small Double. This rate is based on double occupancy and includes VAT and breakfast.

On 6th April we only have the Small Double available and the rate is the same as described above.


 Post subject: Re: Aldeburgh open2019
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:53 pm 

Joined: Mon Sep 22, 2003 7:28 pm
Posts: 232
Location: United Kingdom
The Aldeburgh Open (6/7 April) is rapidly approaching.

For early arrivers you are invited to White Sails ( for directions) for an evening meal. If you could let me know if you are able to join us it would help Michaela plan.

Saturday briefing at the club 12.30 with first race 13.30, Sunday morning first race 10.30, aiming to get five races in over the weekend.

The post code for the club is IP15 5NA, you go through the high street and keep going, the tarmac runs out then there is a left fork that goes up on top of the sea wall, if you take this then you pass the club house and the dinghy park heading towards the Martello Tower, at the far end of the dinghy park there is a slip road off the sea wall down to the dinghy park. If you unload boats there then it’s nearer the better slipway and there’s plenty of room.

It would be good to know numbers for the Saturday evening so that I can notify the club caterers.

Formal NOR will follow later this week.

Hope to see loads of you there for a great start to the season!


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