The Eventide Owners Group

East Coast Sailing Meets 2014

The M.G. mark off West Mersea.


For further details on any of these meets, call John Williams on 01621 778859. Call ‘Fiddler’s Green’ on VHF. Ch 16 or 77. Mobile No. 07850 286607.


Meets for other parts of the coast.?? Give us a venue and a date and we will advertise it for you, if another boat turns out, you have a meet!  Come on, it is fun!


 March 2014. Our Annual Meeting!

 Sunday March 23rd at 1230 for meal before meeting at 1400..

Our Eleventh!

Bradwell Marina Bar dining room.

hot meals/sandwiches etc available, and Bar open.

Members only, but all members welcome!

 We will meet courtesy of Mike and Anita at the Bradwell Marina Bar.

We have the exclusive use of the Dining area and the bar will be open to provide light lunches, sandwiches and the like, coffees and full Bar.

This is your chance to have a say, support what we are doing or shoot us down in flames!  Remember 'Full Members',   that is owners, only get a vote. 'Friends' or 'Associate Members' very welcome along just to add input!

Members of the Steering Group will be up for re-election and the finances can be scrutinised!  All members welcome.  Full members, (owners)  get a vote don't forget!  Nominate a Steering Group member....  We are losing an ex WW owner and an ex GH owner, can you spare a few moments every now and again, preferably on e-mail, but on the phone is good....  We have to OK the odd decision with the Steering Group, buying CD's or computer bits, nothing more arduous normally!  We do not have separate Steering Group meetings so we have one member of it in the Netherlands, we have had others as far away as Australia!  Give it a thought and come and help run the organisation, preferably you should be a full 'Owning' Member as otherwise you do not have a vote on decisions.

Contact us at or call 01621 778859




 Mayday sail. This is a Bank Holiday Weekend so we have an extra day!  Normally we would do this...

 Lawling Creek  Saturday  could be a BBQ on the beach in the evening  if the weather is right or a raft up?

Sunday sail in company to Maldon maybe before dropping back on the tide to anchor.... wherever we fancy, maybe up another creek, down near Mersea Quarters, with a nod to M.G.!



May Bank holiday 2014.  date to be arranged

Bradwell Essex. 

Join 'Fiddlers Green' and sail in company up the Blackwater for a weekend.



Dutch Owners Meet,  June 2014


next meeting will be in the weekend of June 14-15, 2014

Due to a number of articles from my hand in the Dutch magazine "Spiegel der Zeilvaart" (Mirror of sailing navigation) the initiative has risen to gather all the described MG and connected designs in the Netherlands. So I'd like to announce the event on the EOG site as well, because it is also followed by Dutch readers.

Reunion of Dutch MG designs

Last June 2nd and 3rd a reunion was organised for all yachts designed by Maurice Griffith or closely connected to his designs based in the Netherlands. The meeting will be in the little village of Gaastmeer in the Frisian lake district. For further information you can contact us.

The organisers:

Martin Holtes

Eilard Jacobs

contact ejacobs ad chello dot nl


This meeting was a resounding success in 2012  pleased to say 18 boats turned out!

We will have a feature on the event shortly on the Newsletter and logs page.




Solent Meet.  August Bank holiday Weekend.  

Last five years were a disaster with two of the host boats being laid up, this year we are confident that the boats, crews, weather and venues will all be perfect.  more later!

This is what we hoped to do last year....  maybe......

Newtown Creek, Friday  (ideal for our boats) near Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight.  There’s a brilliant little pub which has won I of W  Pub of the year more years than I can count at the bottom of the creek and the views are spectacular. 

Good real ale, and close to Yarmouth as well – yet beautifully quiet and peaceful and the sunsets are something else.   

Thrash across the bay to Studland for Saturday night BBQ  

Sunday Night at Fareham Creek (FMBSC) for another BBQ  or may be a more central location depending on attendees.

Depart for home ports on Monday.

 Dave and Paul are hopefully going to be host boats,

Contact Dave. 'Galatea'   David.Newble at 

or Paul.  'Fram' paul.usher at   Telephone 07790 492089

Or either boat on VHF 16.

Lets see if the first meet can be a good one!  Paul thinks there will be another Eventide and maybe a GH sailing out from Fareham...




North West, North East, Scotland and the South West?  Well we have members in all these areas, if one of you would like to tell us where you hope to be one weekend or week, we can circulate it and maybe we might get lucky and another boat will hove to over the horizon.  Two boats you have a meet, several a great one!  Contact us to give us that venue!




Saturday 23rd August, West Mersea Meet.  Bank Holiday Weekend. HW time ???

Will check but if spring tides,  we will ground at LW on the 'borrowed' moorings!

Once again we will meet at Maurice's old club on the Saturday afternoon for a drink on the lawn outside, at about 6pm..  Followed by a walk up the road to one of the eating houses! Last year table booked for 18!  HW. Saturday about 1520.  We once again hope to have arranged snug moorings, in the upper Strood channel,  as we have done in previous years courtesy of Tony, one of our members.   Boats on the moorings will  dry water at L.W. this year!   £5.00 a night to RNLI. There will also be the WMYC boatman  on hand or we can use our dinghies as we have in the past...  Call sign YC1 on channel 37 ('Why Sea One') if you need the taxi, but be warned prices have gone up, £3.00 single late night!

There are rooms to let we have heard at the  Victory Pub, 01206 382907 for Saturday and Sunday if needed, this means those who would like to come by road can meet us outside  the WMYC on the Saturday evening, can arrange to come for a sail in company with us on Sunday, maybe a short sail to Maldon and back,  then later  a drink  at the WMYC Sunday evening.  Or Sunday we may if there are no guests, just have a sail in company, maybe up to Maldon in the afternoon, to later drop down to a creek for the night before sailing home Monday.

contact john on 01621 778859.

Will be booking a table  at the Oyster Bar for a meal on the Saturday.   They have extended their opening time just for us as we are regulars.  We have to book...  so if you want to come along Saturday night about 7pm or 7.30pm you HAVE to let me know by  20th August at the latest....... 01621 778859

Please if you wish to partake contact john on 01621 778859 or mail  asap!





 Mid to late October, end of season cruise in the Blackwater, Colne area.  Meet for meat in Bradwell marina.  May stay out till Trafalgar day,  21st... or beyond if the weather good.

For  island circling,  and plenty of creeks to explore.  Stay  for 3 or 4  days or as long as the weather holds, no intention of going far, or fast!  Wind down with us.




Last Wednesday of almost every month,

at approx 7 p.m. at the ... (to be announced every month on the Stoppress pages!)


The Essex sailors try to meet  every month for a pub meal and a drink.  Numbers attending each month vary, but we nearly always there! To make sure though, give me a ring, in case we are off sailing!   Record is to date is 18 people and conversation ranges from ancient monuments, (no not me!) to holidays and sometimes even boats!  Great crowd, good atmosphere.




Just some of the owners when we met at the Bell at Danbury! We have met in Maldon, Boreham, Heybridge, Bradwell and Walton on Naze!

For further details on  the Essex meets, call John Williams on 01621 778859 or  Doug Hoadley on 01708 477028. 


You are very welcome to join in on any of the events and cruises and we would welcome those of you that have expressed an interest in meets elsewhere, to come forward with a simple date and venue, we will do the words here and see what transpires.  You might be surprised. Go on contact us! e-mail or phone.






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