In the early 1970s the Crouch Harbour Act set up an Crouch Harbour Authority (CHA) to manage all aspects of the Crouch and Roach Estuary, and required that stakeholders including leisure boating should be consulted through an advisory body. This was one of the main drivers behind the formation of CAYF at around the same time.
The Crouch Area Yachting Federation (CAYF) has continued to represent sailing, cruising and boating interests through the Crouch Harbour Authority, the CHA Advisory Committee, Rivers Crouch and Roach forums, the RYA Eastern Region Committee and other bodies continuously for over 30 years. There are now 28 Clubs and Associations within the umbrella organisation of CAYF
CAYF provides a communication forum for leisure boating clubs in the Crouch and Roach areas. There is an Annual General Meeting for all CAYF Clubs in January, but otherwise it operates through various forums or directly with between Clubs, boatyards and associations that use the rivers and creeks.
It is currently represented on forums such as the Heads of the River Combined Clubs Committee, The Roach Sailing Association , the Roach Fairways Conservation Committee, the Crouch Harbour Authority Advisory Committee and the Crouch Harbour Authority, RYA Eastern Region Committee, The South East Coastal Rowing Forum and other bodies with an interest in the rivers.
If you have an issue you want to raise please contact one of the officers listed below.
CAYF Officers representing your interests
Ken Wickham Chairman, also representing the Roach Area Fairways Conservation Committee Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Doug MacEwen representing River Crouch Clubs and associations Email: email@example.com
Clem Freeman representing the River Roach Clubs and associations Email: Clem.firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Bessey: Treasurer Email: email@example.com