Saturday 11 Sep 2021 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sudbury to the Sea 2021 – Day 1
This popular event takes place annually over a weekend in September. Participants navigate the 24½ miles (37km) of the River Stour, from Sudbury to the Cattawade Barrier, enjoying its many delights and seeing parts of the local countryside that are inaccessible by foot or road. It has been part of our calendar in one form or another since the 1970’s and was for many years known as ‘The Length of the River Cruise’. In 2005, it was re-branded Sudbury to the Sea although it is most commonly referred to using the acronym, S2C. The event was originally designed to ensure that the Navigation was used and to note any problems on the river. These are still important aspects but it is generally regarded as a social paddle. Experienced and novice paddlers travel from all over the UK (and sometimes further afar!) to take part. The River Stour Trust provides help and advice along the route, a safety boat following all craft, and checkpoints at various points along the navigation. Participants must provide their own craft, personal safety equipment, transport at either end of the event, accommodation for the Saturday night (a camp-site at the midway stage), and food and drink. However, there will be some food and drink available at various places along the route. All craft navigating the river and taking part in S2C must be registered to do so and all participants will be expected to abide by the rules of S2C.