The Wivenhoe Corsairs started as a vision for a boat club which would bring this joy of rowing to the heart of the community. A club run by its members for its members. Not only is the club welcoming to new members, but it pursues an active programme of beginner rows, social rows, training and racing. We race throughout the season in mixed, women’s and men’s crews, at summer regattas and in the Harkers Yard Gig Winter Series (against 14 identical gigs), as well as having regular ‘friendlies’ against local opposition such as Brightlingsea, Wivgigs and Rowhedge. We also enter some of the classic races too – the 22 mile Great River Race up the Thames, and the Carrow Cup in Norwich – the oldest boat race in the world - are just two examples. For more information on the club, or if you fancy coming out with us for a row, please get in touch via the contact form on this site.
In September 2012, twenty Wivenhoe residents decided to turn the tide, and attempt to purchase the Black Buoy. By January 2013, the number of shareholders had increased to forty. The keys were handed over in July and renovation work began in earnest: a new kitchen and beer cellar, bar redesign and refurbishment, new toilets and the creation of a private meeting/dining room and terrace garden.http://www.blackbuoy.co.uk/
Open Space Wivenhoe is an ideal space to run classes, workshops, events, meetings or rehearsals. Open Space is available to hire at competitive hourly and daily rates, with no long term commitments.
The studio space has an oak floor measuring 24′ x 18′ (8m x 6m), a large mirror, lighting and an excellent sound system making it a perfect venue for classes, workshops, events, meetings, courses and clubs.
There is also an adjoining room which provides multi purpose space and includes refreshment facilities and a seating area. Kitchen and toilet facilities are also available.http://openspacewivenhoe.co.uk/
Be Well Personal Fitness Training is run by Chris Mills B.A.(Hons) PG dip. Chris is educated to post graduate level in Sport and Exercise Science and with nearly 20 years career experience of fitness training experience he has been fortunate to work with some leading Sporting Professionals.
More recently he set up and ran a Personal Training unit in a leading private hospital for 10 years, working closely with Physical Therapists, Medical professionals and Women’s Health specialists. This experience and desire to help people succeed in their goals is the drive behind the training sessions that Chris delivers through Be Well Fitness.
Personal and small group fitness training sessions take place in Wivenhoe, Colchester and the surrounding area. Depending on your preference, training sessions are available indoors, outdoors, in the comfort of your home environment or in the Gym. Nutrition and weight loss coaching is also available.https://www.facebook.com/bewellpersonalfitnesstraining/
Marine Safety Supplies have been operating for 12 years and are situated in the North East of England in North Tyneside.
We have over 85 years experience in the supply of marine safety equipment including Liferafts, Lifejackets, Immersion Suits, Rescue Boats, Pyrotechnics and various other pieces of equipment.
Our marine safety services include liferaft servicing Point, the manufacture of safety, cargo landing and helideck nets, embarkation and pilot ladders including ladder components.http://www.marinesafetysupplies.com/