CMYC The Estate


Crawley Mariners Yacht Club, which has been in existence since 1963, was founded by sailing enthusiasts working on Crawley's Manor Royal Industrial Estate. The club has always been based at Hedgecourt Lake on the A264 between Crawley and Felbridge. Initially the club leased the water, but when the lake came on the market, the club raised a mortgage and bought it. The sale included a large area of wet lands, now designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Gradual, but steady, development over the life of the club has allowed the activities to be moved away from the original launching area in Mill Lane to a more established base at the West end of the lake. Where members once had to change into and out of their sailing gear in their cars (much harder than sailing itself) the club now boasts an attractive clubhouse with kitchen, toilets and showers. Now that the club has gained ownership of this beautiful stretch of water the Mariners are able to allow other organisations, i.e. Sea Cadets, Scouts, disabled groups etc. to enjoy the facilities of Hedgecourt.

The Lake

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Our clubhouse was built in 1995 and with the aid of a Lottery Grant electricity was installed in 1999. The Crawley Mariners Yacht Club greatly appreciates the encouragement and financial support that it receives from Tandridge District Council, The Surrey Playing Fields Association and The Sports Council
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SSSI

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Hedgecourt is a  Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and one of the most important wetland sites remaining in the South-East Surrey,  Situated in the upper Edeb Brook Valley on alluval soils onerlying Tunbridge Wells sandstones the site incorporates a range of habitats including woodland...
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Tuesday Club

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The 'Tuesday Club' as it has become to be known  is  primarily a social grouping of members who meet and assist the club by carrying out work within their expertise on the estate.   This work such as estate maintinance, repairs, forestry, building and construction.
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