Welcome to the Essex Yacht Club

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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.

Sailing Programme Added To The Website

The EYC Sailing Programme has now been uploaded to the website. This means you can sync it with your phone’s calendar so you never miss a race again! 

All you need to do is to click the “Subscribe” button in the sidebar. 

Social events will also get added to the calendar as they are organised, so if you sync it now they will appear in your phone automatically when added to the website. 

** If you view the website from a mobile device scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the events calendar, below this there is the subscribe icon.

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.

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.