Situated at the mouth of the R. Blackwater, Essex, TSL’s natural marina provides yacht moorings, boat & mast lifts, winter storage and local access to associated services. Great for sailing too!
Boardwalk repairs ready for the season
Storm Doris didn’t deter Doug from getting the boardwalks ready for the upcoming season this week. The 60mph winds simply keeping him cool as he replaced an old, uneven section of the walkway from the main bridge to the water tap, serving the red berths. Taking less than two days, the new boardwalk is now up and running. We are keen to keep the network of boards in good order, and ready for your boating pleasure.
Come down to the Saltings to see the new improvements yourself!
New Season is approaching…
We’re getting ready for the 2017 sailing season, starting with a new intake of shiny wheelbarrows which are now in service and ready for use!
Yard Tidied Up
It was good to have a clear up this summer to ensure that we’re making the best of the space we have to benefit all out berthholders and other users of the site.
Thanks to Ben Parmenter and number of local people who assisted us in getting things in good shape, ready for the winter.
We have also been able to improve our recycling provisions on site.
Thank you Tony, Welcome John
This summer berthholder Tony Cant stepped down from being a director of TSL after many years. We are grateful for Tony’s contribution in numerous ways. We are pleased to welcome John Bird, a keen sailor, to the team as a company director.
Board Walk Improvements
Doug is starting to prepare for the beginning of the season, with assistance from some of the FACT team. They are widening some of the board walks to provide better access to berths, upgrading handrails across bridges and erecting some new wooden handrails.
Toilet Block Refurbishment
Doug is hard at work refurbishing the TSL toilet block. The male toilets are now complete after a lick of fresh green paint and new fittings. The disabled toilet is next to be made over followed by the ladies’ next week.
Mud Berthing Know How
Yachting Monthly visited Tollesbury when researching their article on mud berthing. Read about our natural marina in Tom Cunliffe’s article.
Yachting Monthly | April 2013 | Mud Berthing
Some of the moorings available at Tollesbury
GETTING READY FOR THE WATER
The weather is great and there’s a frantic push to get boats ready for the water. Take a look at Meryl and Rex — Meryl’s working hard with the sander, and Rex said that he’s working in a supervisory capacity!
NOTE: Make sure you’ve booked your launching dates with Doug, the lifting diary is getting busy.
Welcome back Doug!
Doug returned to work at the beginning of June, after a nine month period of sick leave – we’re so pleased that the medical treatment has been so effective. He’s gradually increasing his hours to full time working, and for a while will still be assisted by Paul Blyth who has helped keep TSL running during Doug’s absence. It’s great to have you back Doug – we’ve missed you such a lot!