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Rigging Area at Chalkwell




45 minutes before high tide
force 5-6 SSW




A Hot Summer's Saturday Afternoon.

Just over 1 and a half miles to the west of Southend Pier is Chalkwell Beach.

Parking  is reasonable and has a pay and display system in operation. The rigging green is a climb over a small wall right next to the car park. The beach faces SSW and you can sail there approx 3 hours either side of high tide. About three and a half hours after high tide the Ray starts to come into view. The Ray is a stretch of water that runs parallel to Southend sea front and about a Three Quarters of a mile out, it is a quarter of a mile wide and over 3 miles long. On the south side the water is perfectly flat in any wind with south in it. At low tide the ray is approx Two meters deep. About half way along the ray it bends slightly to the south heading towards the end of the pier, this effectively gives the ray 2 courses. Best sailed in South and South Westerly Winds.


How to get There

From the A127 -

1. Head east on A127/Southend Arterial Rd toward Bellhouse Rd Continue to follow A127
2. Slight right at A1158
3. Turn right at A1158/Westbourne Grove
4. Continue on Chalkwell Ave
5. Turn right at Chalkwell Esplanade
Destination will be on the left




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