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/

Apr
19
Fri
Easter Tin Mug 1
Apr 19 @ 10:45 am – 2:45 pm

LSC Start Line

Solo Start Time: 11:45
Medium Handicap Start Time: 11:45
Fast Handicap Start Time: 11:45
EOD Start Time: 11:45
Oppies/Cadets Start Time: 11:45

High Water: 05:45 – 6m

Apr
20
Sat
Easter Tin Mug 2
Apr 20 @ 11:15 am – 3:15 pm

EYC Start Line

Solo Start Time: 12:15
Medium Handicap Start Time: 12:15
Fast Handicap Start Time: 12:15
EOD Start Time: 12:15
Oppies/Cadets Start Time: 12:15

High Water: 01:26 – 6.1m

Apr
21
Sun
Easter Tin Mug 3
Apr 21 @ 12:15 pm – 4:15 pm

EYC Start Line

Solo Start Time: 13:15
Medium Handicap Start Time: 13:15
Fast Handicap Start Time: 13:15
EOD Start Time: 13:15
Oppies/Cadets Start Time: 13:15

High Water: 11:02 – 6.1m

Apr
22
Mon
Easter Tin Mug 4
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

LSC Start Line

Solo Start Time: 14:00
Medium Handicap Start Time: 14:00
Fast Handicap Start Time: 14:00
EOD Start Time: 14:00
Oppies/Cadets Start Time: 14:00

High Water: 06:00 – 6m

May
4
Sat
EOD John Swann Trophy
May 4 @ 11:05 am – 3:05 pm

LSC Start Line

EOD Start Time: 12:05

High Water: 03:50 – 5.7m
Tender Available

May
5
Sun
John Swann Trophy
May 5 @ 11:35 am – 3:35 pm

EYC Start Line

EOD Start Time: 12:35

High Water: 12:00 – 5.8m
Tender Available

May
6
Mon
John Swann Trophy
May 6 @ 12:20 pm – 4:20 pm

EYC Start Line

EOD Start Time: 13:20

High Water: 06:00 – 5.8m
Tender Available

May
18
Sat
EOD Spring 1/Turmaine
May 18 @ 10:50 am – 2:50 pm

EYC Start Line

EOD Start Time: 11:50

High Water: 00:28 – 5.9m
Tender Available

May
19
Sun
EOD Points 1
May 19 @ 11:05 am – 3:05 pm

EYC Start Line

EOD Start Time: 12:05

High Water: 10:19 – 5.9m
Tender Available

Jun
1
Sat
EOD Championships
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

TBC Start Line

EOD Start Time: TBC

High Water: 00:28 – 5.5m
Tender Available