Ahoy There! Aldeburgh To Orford Flotilla Raises Over £24,000

Enormous thanks to everyone who got involved and supported our inaugural summer flotilla on 28th July.

More than 100 people took to the water and swam or paddled the seven kilometres from Aldeburgh Yacht Club to Orford Sailing Club with the support from safety boats.


First to complete the course was paddler Edward Greenwell, with George Rudland and Gemma Cannon being the fastest male and female swimmers, respectively. BBC journalist Nick Robinson, who owns a home in Orford, was at the finish line to congratulate participants as they completed the course.

The flotilla was led by Event Director Mark Nicholls, who was absolutely delighted to have the support of so many swimmers and paddlers as well as a team of hardworking volunteers. Feedback suggests there is an overwhelming consensus to make the flotilla an annual fundraiser for the Save Our Suffolk Estuary campaign.

With the generous sponsorship from local businesses, 100% of the donations received will be used to maintain and upgrade the estuary river walls.

Our Champion Flotilla Sponsors


To view more images from Gill Moon Photography at the start of the flotilla in Aldeburgh, please click HERE.

To view photographs taken by CWH Media at Orford Sailing Club, please click HERE.

We are very grateful to both Gill and Carl for their charitable support and the fantastic photographs taken on the day.