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December 22, 2017

Posted in dryrobe, jobe, kayak, SUP


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Bank Holiday Bonanza!


What a glorious weekend of Burnham Week sailing in some pretty lively conditions only to finish with simply the most glorious day on Monday when BOC  hosted the annual 'Quay Day' attracting what seems to be thousands of visitors into the town.

The Wetworks 707 crewed by a bunch of very able young guys did themselves very proud (considering they have not sailed one of these boats for many years) coming second on day one and two, in a fleet of seven, and after having led the whole fleet on day three for most of the day they slipped out of contention in zero air to come fifth.

The river was awash with boats - yachts, dinghies, motor boats, gigs, kayaks and several paddle boards. Over the weekend we received so much interest particularly in the SUP area and are happy to have supplied quite a few that were taken directly out onto the water - marvellous. 

The JOBE boards looked and performed brilliantly on the water and our resident expert and demo/trainer chap (Nobby) was really busy showing off his skills and giving help to many on the water.

We had moved the store down to ground level, outside, which worked really well allowing so many to see what we provide -  and as a bonus we truly enjoyed the day with so many old and new friends.

A superb and very special weekend had by all - it is still sunny and the water is still very calm - come and see us soon and let's get you out on the water!

The Wetworks




Maybe it's because we are on the third floor, maybe it's because we say it is a showroom as opposed to a bright colourful marine outlet providing great products backed with good old fashioned service and people who actually know their subject - but...it does appear that off the back of a bit of research, there are man who thought they needed an invitation to come up and see us.

Apart from the fact that you absolutely do not, if you would like one then here it is;

The Wetworks would truly appreciate your presence at our delightful re-furbished sail loft here in Burnham On Crouch. Some of the best views in town,  good coffee, interesting kit and Dave Somers (discount dave to some, disco dave to the rest of us) awaiting your visit!

We focus on some of the unusual pieces of equipment and have an array of 'get you on the water' products. 

We will also be having a 'proper' open evening at the end of June - if you would in fact like to receive a formal invite to that one then please send either Dave or myself a note and we will get one out to you. Make sure you tick the wine colour preference on the invite...

Oh yes,, one other thing - there is an internal staircase - you do not have to use that scary outside one. It is tucked int the corner little but through a half glazed door you come up a really nice wide, safe stair up to the loft - hope to see you there soon.

Mick & Dave

mick.hill@thewetworks.co.uk dave.somers@thewetworks.co.uk