Sailing at EYC

The sailing area is tidal with the mud flats around the Wilton exposed except for about two hours either side of high tide. The Club boasts a concrete pontoon adjacent to the Wilton where limited temporary mooring and fresh water is available. Visitors should telephone a Flag Officer on 01702 478404 (or call ” Wilton ” on VHF Channel 37 when racing is taking place). There is a deep water anchorage in the Ray Gut about a mile offshore.

The Club maintains two tenders to ferry members to their boats, two fast ribs and a cadet boat to support the sailing members whilst afloat. They are run by the members. The Club holds regular sailing events from April until October, mainly at weekends and mostly in conjunction with Leigh Sailing Club. Each year there are Inter Club cruiser and dinghy racing events involving the other local clubs, in which the Club is prominent. The Club also holds occasional open events and a very successful annual Cadet Week.

There is separate sailing for cadets. From the beginning, members were cruising and racing and now they participate in cruises and races locally and in many places worldwide.

Upcoming Races & Sailing Events

Jul
11
Sat
Blackwater(EYC) O/P Essex Bowl
Jul 11 @ 3:27 pm – 6:27 pm

CCS Start Line

Cruisers Start Time: TBA

High Water: 17:27 – 5.2m
Tender Available

Long Distance Race
Jul 11 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

LSC Start Line

All In Start Time: 16:30

High Water: 17:27 – 5.2m
Tender Available

EOD F’wd hands
Jul 11 @ 3:35 pm – 6:35 pm

LSC Start Line

EOD Start Time: 16:35

High Water: 17:27 – 5.2m
Tender Available

Jul
12
Sun
EOD Invitational
Jul 12 @ 4:12 pm – 7:12 pm

CCS Start Line

EOD Start Time: TBA

High Water: 18:12 – 5.1m
Tender Available

Jul
13
Mon
Evening 3
Jul 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

EYC Start Line

All In Start Time: 18:30

High Water: 19:02 – 4.9m

Jul
14
Tue
Evening 4
Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

LSC Start Line

All In Start Time: 19:30

High Water: 20:02 – 4.7m

Jul
18
Sat
Optimist Championships
Jul 18 @ 9:45 am – 12:45 pm

LSC Start Line

Optimist Start Time: TBA

High Water: 11:45 – 5.2m
Tender Available

Summer 3 & 4
Jul 18 @ 9:45 am – 12:45 pm

LSC Start Line

Solo Start Time: 10:45
Medium Handicap Start Time: 10:50

High Water: 11:45 – 5.2m
Tender Available

Fast Summer 2
Jul 18 @ 9:55 am – 12:55 pm

LSC Start Line

Fast Handicap Start Time: 10:55

High Water: 11:45 – 5.2m
Tender Available

Ian Perkin Trophy
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

LSC Start Line

EOD Start Time: 11:00

High Water: 11:45 – 5.2m
Tender Available