After five very challenging days on the water we are delighted to announce that we now have four new EAST Keelboat Instructors.

Dave Angless

James Crossley

Gemma Waters

Chris Rees

In addition Chris Bignall from Northampton Sailability also successfully completed the course with us.

The photo is of all the candidates and the RYA coaches that took them through the course.

Curry Night and a donation from Global Inkjet Systems

Saturday 30th April was an excellent social night with chicken, lamb and vegetarian curries (+all the trimmings) prepared by Geoff, Pat and Linda. Andrew finished off a successful evening with a quiz which was won by the Maxwell family.

Jim Brotton (left) of Global Inkjet Systems kindly presented a donation to EAST, which was gratefully received by Andrew Renton.

April Boat Launch - East fleet

Saturday 9th April was wet and windy. The bosuns, John Maxwell and Mike Peacey organised the volunteers to launch the EAST fleet. Geoff and Linda kept morale up with tea, coffee and lunches. The photos were taken on the following day.

Ipswich East Rotary Club donate life jackets

On Saturday 5th March 2016, the President of the Ipswich East Rotary Club, Michelle Bevan-Margetts, presented EAST Chairman Geoff Dreher with five lifejackets. She was accompanied by Ross Lunney, fellow Rotarian and an EAST member. We are very grateful for the generous support of the Ipswich East Rotary Club.

2016 AGM

Thursday 25th of February saw the EAST Annual General Meeting. 2015 had been a successful season and 2016 promises to be even better.

Granta Lodge Donation

EAST was nominated by Gill Rowe, Grand Master of Granta Lodge, Cambridge, as her charity. The photograph shows Gill presenting a cheque for £856 to Chairman, Geoff Dreher, at a maintenance session which was held on 8th December 2015 at the EAST Waterside Community Centre. We are very grateful to the ladies of Granta Lodge for their generous donation.

Rotary Club Donation

Chairman Geoff Dreher receiving a cheque from Neil Hewitt, treasurer of the Rotary Club of Ipswich East. The presentation was made at the Rotary Christmas Lunch which was held on the 22nd December 2015. The generous donation will be used to purchase six new lifejackets.


Maintenance of the EAST fleet progresses under the watchful eyes of bosuns John Maxwell and Mike Peacey.

If anyone has an unwanted, working washing machine please contact the bosuns. (For washing rigging etc.)


WANTED all your unwanted coins, foreign or pre decimal, also foreign notes, medals, or badges. There is a collection box in the EAST Waterside Community Centre. We are able to sell these and raise funds. Thank you.

Felixstowe Carnival


Sainsburys July 2015

Presentation from Sainsburys

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