For Tidal information, click here....

For Inshore waters forecast, click here....



Useful links and general information

Tel: 0870 2412976

Harwich Haven Authority

Tel: 01255 243030

Marine and Coastguard Agency
Complete / update your CG66 on-line

Harwich Area Sailing Association

Deben (and Ore) entrances

- just what it says on the tin!

H M Customs & Excise
Call Customs confidential Tel: 0800 59 5000

Hydrographic Office
On-line source of Notices To Mariners (very useful!)

Tidal information

International Telecomunication Union
MARS - Maritime mobile Access and Retrieval System
This is the place to go to look up a ships radio callsign, or MMSI for the DSC users amongst us!

Maritime Licensing
Used to be the Radio Authority. Apply on-line for DSC MMSI numbers

Mailing Preference Service
Register here to stop unwanted junk mail - we're talking about the paper stuff through your letter box, phone calls, as well as e.mails!


Mail2web lets you access your e.mail from a web browser - it's a free service and is ideal if you use Microsoft Outlook and get you'r Inbox jammed with spam or large files- ask Fiona!

Ipswich / Felixstowe / Harwich
real-time AIS

Harwich Haven Ships and Yachts

World-wide AIS positioning

Clubs and associations

Royal Harwich Yacht Club

HPYC logo
Haven Ports Yacht Club

Haven logo
Haven Series Site

Orwell Yacht Club

Woodbridge Crusing Club
(Deben and Ore entrances)

IMT logo
Ipswich Maritime Trust




UK Meteorological Office

Don't be put off by this being a German Site. It contains 24hr, 36hr, 48hr & other synoptic charts for the UK from the Met Office in Bracknell - the ones you pay for through MetWEB! Click on FAX, Bracknell, then in the top, centre frame, select the number of hours hence you are interested in.

The Thames Estuary, from OnlineWeather.Com

Francis Beaumont's website
(Good source of Weather links)

Current conditions and 24hr pressure

Walton on the Naze
wind forecast

Walton-on-the-Naze Live Weather
Walton and Frinton Lifeboat

Shotley Point Marina
Current weather

Suffolk Yacht Harbour

Wind conditions on the cranes at Felixstowe

Local Services

Tony Ward Moorings E.mail....
Tel: 07714 260568
(For general Pin Mill mooring info, availability and visitor pre-booking )

Harry King & Sons
Tel: 01473 780258
(Yacht and boat builder + boat yard, Pin Mill)

F. A. Webb
Tel: 01473 780291
(Boat yard etc, Pin Mill)

Classic Sailing Club
A Private Members club for lovers of fine classic yachts - run from Pin Mill
Local information on Chelmondiston

Pin Mill Bay Management Company

Shotley Peninsula Cycling Campaign

The Pin Mill Society

Thames Barges

Sailing Barge Association

More barge stuff

Sailing Barge Research

Thames Sailing Barge Trust

Web site of a couple in Melton building a 1/2 size Thames Barge

SB Victor


Life Raft Hire, etc

Long established local chandlery, with excellent on-line presence
On-line Marine Electronics site

PBS Marine Services
Mobile / workshop Outboard servicing and repairs

On-line discount marine equipment

Alde International (ENO cookers, etc)

ICOM radio transceivers, receivers and navigation products

(Local Admiralty Chart Agent at Woodbridge)

Sail and Cover
AKA The Sail Locker
( Woolverstone Marina - contact Elaine for a quote - discount for PMSC members!)
Locally based RYA instructor
An online store selling George W Steers clothing, marine art, boat gear and books about the sea.

Boat ratio calculator
Does what it says on the tin...

This website is designed to help to keep the book current, by providing updates before they can be gathered into future printed editions of the ‘East Coast Pilot’.
Report any property you've lost at races, meetings, matches or events across the UK and we'll try to track it down, or
if you've found something, report it and hopefully we'll find the owner.
We discount all titles by at least 10%. This includes all books that are in print and is not restricted to selected titles. If the book you require is out of print we can usually obtain a second hand copy. Run by Club members.


For online yacht sales, Try :-
6 months with 1 pic for free, or optional multiple pics for £34.95
It worked for Kizzy!