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/

Jun
22
Sat
EOD Summer 1
Jun 22 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

EYC Start Line

EOD Start Time: 15:30

High Water: 07:40 – 5.3m
Tender Available

Jun
23
Sun
Nore Race (BYC)
Jun 23 @ 8:50 am – 12:50 pm

Pier Head Start Line

Solo Start Time: 09:50
Medium Handicap Start Time: 09:50
Fast Handicap Start Time: 09:50
EOD Start Time: 09:50
Cruisers Start Time: 10:00

High Water: 02:09 – 5.1m

Jun
29
Sat
EOD Summer 2
Jun 29 @ 8:45 am – 12:45 pm

LSC Start Line

EOD Start Time: 09:45

High Water: 06:43 – 5.1m
Tender Available

Jun
30
Sun
EOD Points 3
Jun 30 @ 9:25 am – 1:25 pm

EYC Start Line

EOD Start Time: 10:25

High Water: 05:31 – 5.3m
Tender Available

Jul
6
Sat
EOD Summer 3
Jul 6 @ 2:15 pm – 6:15 pm

LSC Start Line

EOD Start Time: 15:15

High Water: 01:12 – 5.7m
Tender Available

Jul
7
Sun
EOD Points 4
Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

EYC Start Line

EOD Start Time: 16:00

High Water: 12:28 – 5.6m
Tender Available

Jul
13
Sat
Ian Perkin Trophy
Jul 13 @ 8:45 am – 12:45 pm

LSC Start Line

EOD Start Time: 09:45

High Water: 07:55 – 5.2m
Tender Available

Jul
14
Sun
Symons Cup (All-In-Start)
Jul 14 @ 9:20 am – 1:20 pm

EYC Start Line

Solo Start Time: 10:20
Medium Handicap Start Time: 10:20
Fast Handicap Start Time: 10:20
EOD Start Time: 10:20
Oppies/Cadets Start Time: 10:20

High Water: 08:24 – 5.3m
Tender Available

LSC Benfleet Beer Race
Jul 14 @ 9:25 am – 1:25 pm

EYC Start Line

Solo Start Time: 10:25
Medium Handicap Start Time: 10:25
Fast Handicap Start Time: 10:25
EOD Start Time: 10:25

High Water: 08:24 – 5.3m
Tender Available

Jul
20
Sat
Tony Moore Trophy
Jul 20 @ 1:25 pm – 5:25 pm

LSC Start Line

EOD Start Time: 14:25

High Water: 08:38 – 5.6m
Tender Available