Estuary One Design Class

The Estuary One Design Class has been sailed at the Essex Yacht Club since 1920 and counts the Essex Yacht Club as its home base. There are around 20 boats based at the club, with a full, keenly contested, racing programme throughout the season.

As well as the EOD class at the Club, there is also an Estuary Class Association open to Estuary sailors outside the EYC. In practice, the Class Captain is also head of the Association.

Sailing in tidal waters, our boats today offer some of the most exciting and friendly dinghy racing in the Thames Estuary. Few sailing experiences can compare to racing an EOD in a good breeze in the wonderful estuary light.

The Estuary Class dinghy is 18 feet long with a lifting keel and is sailed by a helm and two crew. The fleet is one of the most active in the area, racing most weekends during the sailing season from May to October.

 With a tall mast and a large sail area for their size, they offer close, exhilarating and challenging racing in constantly changing tides and winds. We welcome new sailors, whether you want to helm or crew. The racing is friendly but competitive and the class also has an active social calendar. Owning and racing an EOD is surprisingly inexpensive.

The class has its own website available at http://www.estuaryonedesign.com/

Aug
18
Sun
EOD Points 7
Aug 18 @ 1:05 pm – 5:05 pm

LSC Start Line

EOD Start Time: 14:05

High Water: 02:38 – 5.7m
Tender Available

Aug
24
Sat
Edwards Casket to Queenborough O/P
Aug 24 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aug
31
Sat
EOD Autumn 2
Aug 31 @ 11:35 am – 3:35 pm

EYC Start Line

EOD Start Time: 12:35

High Water: 13:55 – 6m
Tender Available

Sep
1
Sun
EOD Points 8
Sep 1 @ 12:05 pm – 4:05 pm

EYC Start Line

EOD Start Time: 13:05

High Water: 10:04 – 6.1m
Tender Available

Sep
14
Sat
Estuary Championships
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Com Boat Start Line

EOD Start Time: TBC

High Water: 09:50 – 5.7m
Tender Available

Sep
15
Sun
Estuary Championships
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Com Boat Start Line

EOD Start Time: TBC

High Water: 02:52 – 5.8m
Tender Available

Sep
28
Sat
Peter Cotgrove
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

EYC Start Line

Solo Start Time: TBC
Medium Handicap Start Time: TBC
Fast Handicap Start Time: TBC
EOD Start Time: TBC
Cruisers Start Time: TBC

High Water: 12:00 – 5.9m
Tender Available

Sep
29
Sun
Inter-Club Dinghy Team Race
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

TEYC Start Line

Solo Start Time: TBC
Medium Handicap Start Time: TBC
Fast Handicap Start Time: TBC
EOD Start Time: TBC
Oppies/Cadets Start Time: TBC

High Water: 13:34 – 6.1m
Tender Available

Oct
12
Sat
EOD Autumn 3
Oct 12 @ 10:45 am – 2:45 pm

LSC Start Line

EOD Start Time: 11:45

High Water: 08:52 – 5.5m
Tender Available

Oct
13
Sun
EOD Points 9
Oct 13 @ 11:15 am – 3:15 pm

EYC Start Line

EOD Start Time: 12:15

High Water: 02:24 – 5.7m
Tender Available