Our sailing base, currently at Paglesham on the river Roach in Essex, was chosen to be within weekend travelling distance of a fair wedge of the UK population. It is not more than two hours drive from pretty well anywhere in London or the Home Counties. For members living in London it is almost the nearest saltwater - only the lower reaches of the River Thames or possibly the Medway would be nearer. Our two boats are kept on moorings throughout the summer months so that members can go sailing without struggling with launching trolleys. At present we are using moorings where the boats are afloat for rather more than half the time but at low tide they dry out on the mud. It is possible to go sailing at pretty well any tide state if you don't mind paddling in the mud - only the top two inches is soft - in most places anyway!