Dinghy racing is run in conjunction with the neighboring Essex Yacht Club. The season starts at the beginning of April, and closes with our “Brass Monkey” race in late December. A variety of races are held including longer distance runs, an evening series and a variety of shorter courses.
Sailing conditions also give variety with surf-able waves when the wind is in the southern quadrant. With a northerly, the wind is more variable (pond-like) coming off higher ground.
The club waters are tidal, giving up to 4 hours sailing time per high tide.
The club runs open events including our Winter Series and Brass Monkey Trophy Race.
Aupport boat and race officer duty are run by volunteers. More helpers are always welcome and training can be arranged to the RYA Level 2 Motorboat level and for Race Officers.
Please see the "Sailing Instructions" menu for the sailing programme.
Dinghy Racing Classes
Racing is split into three handicap classes, open to all dinghies and catamarans. Throughout the season, there are various feature races where with all-in starts. Popular classes include Solo, Enterprise, RS200 and Topper. The Solo dinghy class is offering close racing and good turn-outs. We have a club "rule" that all Solos should be under sail number 4000. This gives accessible racing with purchase prices as low as £300.