Essex Dragon Boat World Cup Race

River Chelmer, Backnang Square (Meadows)  |  Sunday, July 1st  |  10am to 4pm

The invitation is open to come and enjoy a vibrant and colourful day of boating to help raise funds for blood cancer research. You can watch 32 teams compete in three races each. The 6 fastest teams will progress through to the semi-finals for a chance to make the grand finale. The competing teams will come in fancy dress from one of the competing countries in the 2018 World Cup. Birketts Law are pleased to be able to support this event in aid of Bloodwise and the Tim Reeve Trust.

River Festival

Springfield Basin – back of Mack Hairdressing on Wharf Road  |  Sunday, July 1st  |  10:30am

The narrow boats and cruisers along the Chelmer and Blackwater navigation will open their doors to visitors and offer a selection of crafts from the various moorings. You’ll be able to enjoy cream teas on the ‘Victoria’ and take a trip from Springfield basin up the river Chelmer for a small fee.

To book contact Blackwater Boats on 07802 514 400

Sponsors – Sandford Boating Club, Essex Waterways and Blackwater Boats

Model Boat Display

Central Park Lake  |  Saturday, June 30th  |  10:30am

Southend Model Power Boat Club, will present a model boat display.

Canoe Club

River Can, Meadows to John Lewis  |  Saturday, June 30th  |  10am to 12 noon; 1pm to 3pm

Chelmsford canoe club will present a day of canoeing consisting of the ‘town dash’ chariot races and bell boat push o’ war.

Paddle Boarders demonstration

River Chelmer  |  Saturday, 30th June  |  10am to 11am

Watch the skilful paddleboarders on the River Chelmer.

Boat Trips

Wilkinson to Railway arches  |  Saturday, 30th June  |  11am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm to 4pm

Take a return trip up the river with the Sea Cadets. Make the most of this treat and enjoy
entertainment & more on the jetty whilst waiting for your turn! Donations appreciated.

Go Canoeing Day

River Chelmer  |  Saturday, 30th June  |  10.30am to 4pm

Essex Slalom Club is offering 15 minute ‘Sit on Tops’ canoeing taster sessions for a small fee
of £5.

Frangipani SUP Club

River Chelmer  |  Saturday, 30th June  |  10am to 11am

Frangipani Stand Up Paddle Club will demonstrate on the River Chelmer.