This year, intsead of the usual Bradwell Meet for the August Bank Holiday weekend (24th -25th August) we chose to attend the Maritime Ipswich event in the wet dock and its surroundings. We had a wonderful sail up to Ipswich, where Red Dawn IV was acting as host boat. We were easy to find in Ipswich Haven Marina as we were displaying the EOA Banner.
There was plenty going on around the harbour to entertain visitors: stalls, dancers, singers, ‘Red Coat’ re-enactments, craft demonstrations to name but a few, with plenty of interesting boats to look at and even go on board .
Several EOA members and other visitors join us on Red Dawn IV on both days despite the inclement weather on the Saturday. Sunday’s weather was much better and we dropped down river in the evening ready for our return to Bradwell on the next day, another great sail.