Welcome to the Essex Yacht Club


Originally founded in 1890, and situated about a quarter of a mile east of picturesque Leigh Old Town, the Essex Yacht Club is a family club and is particularly proud of its Cadet section, with over 100 cadets. It’s unique feature is its headquarters – a ship. HQS Wilton is a conversion of the first ever glassfibre warship, the Mine Hunter HMS Wilton. An extensive sailing program runs from Easter to October, with races and events that cater for beginners in Optimists through to high performance dinghies and Cruisers. Members can store their boats on Club moorings or our own boat racks, adjacent to the club. There are numerous social events throughout the year, from formal dinners to summer barbeques, providing entertainment for sailing and non-sailing members.

EYC At Home – 2nd December 2018

On the 2nd December Essex Yacht Club will be hosting local dignitaries, visiting Commodores and members from nearby clubs for our annual at home. 

The RNLI will also be there with all their goodies on sale to purchase.

If you would like more details about the event please contact the club. 

Cadet Week Optimist Race Results – Day 1

Results are provisional as of 13:01 on August 1, 2018


Sailed: 3, Discards: 1, To count: 2, Entries: 12, Scoring system: Appendix A

Rank Class SailNo HelmName R1 R2 R3 Total Nett
1st Optimist 5362 Noah Onion 1.0 1.0 (5.0) 7.0 2.0
2nd Optimist 1587 Stanley Smith (2.0) 2.0 1.0 5.0 3.0
3rd Optimist 5874 Ella Robinson 3.0 (4.0) 2.0 9.0 5.0
4th Optimist 5517 Henry Jones 4.0 (8.0) 4.0 16.0 8.0
5th Optimist 5172 Jacob B 6.0 (9.0) 3.0 18.0 9.0
6th Optimist 4889 Sam Starkey 7.0 3.0 (9.0) 19.0 10.0
7th Optimist 572 Beth Randall 5.0 6.0 (10.0) 21.0 11.0
8th Optimist 5545 Vincent Varney (10.0) 5.0 8.0 23.0 13.0
9th Optimist 5236 Holly Archard (8.0) 7.0 7.0 22.0 14.0
10th Optimist 4285 Gorgia Levy 9.0 (10.0) 6.0 25.0 15.0
11th Optimist 1424 Edie Googe (12.0) 11.0 11.0 34.0 22.0
12th Optimist 5622 Ollie S 11.0 12.0 (13.0 DNF) 36.0 23.0

Sailwave Scoring Software 2.19.8

Interclub Race Success

Interclub Race 2017After a fantastic Interclub Team race last Sunday with 63 boats on the start line the results have been calculated and we are pleased to report the EYC had a good day!. Our ISO team retained the beautiful ‘Ingram Shield’ (which will continue to be displayed just above the bar) and a”our Cadet team fought off fierce opposition from the Thorpe Bay YC to keep hold of the Interclub Cadet Trophy!.. Together with the number of points scored
in the other categories (2nd in the Menagerie and 2nd in Singlehanders) means we also won the ‘Thames Trophy’ for best overall Club ! Well done to all the EYC sailors, a great show of strength and fabulous advert for the Club!. Thanks again to all our race officials and support boat crews for making the race possible.