2018 East Coast Piers Race


The 2018 East Coast Piers Race event is nearly upon us. This time next week we’ll be in full flow with visitors arriving at Marconi for a great weekend of racing and social.

Once again we are extremely excited to be working with title sponsor Zhik who have put up a fantastic Summer Sailing package worth £500 as a 1st prize in the raffle – make sure you buy a ticket! That’s on top of loads of great prizes for the lucky winners too.

The East Coast Piers Race runs over 2 days, this year on the 7th and 8th July, and has inshore racing on Saturday with longer race options on Sunday. What’s unique about the event is that it caters for so many different types of boat with the course options:

  • East Coast Piers Race – 48 miles for catamarans
  • Colne Point Race – 27 miles for catamarans and dinghies
  • Bradwell Race – 13 miles for dinghies with a PY of 1030 or faster

As well as on the water activities there is also an active social scene around the event. This year we have Monkies Wedding back again to dance us through the night on Saturday. The bar will be open all weekend and the beer, very kindly donated by Mighty Oak Brewery, will be flowing in aid of our chosen charities.

Important Changes

For 2018 we’ve made some changes, we are asking competitors to pre enter through the Sail Racer website.

Entering online before midday on Friday 6th July will guarantee you a GPS tracker and also an early bird discount.


We really couldn’t run the event without our wonderful sponsors:

  • Zhik
  • Mighty Oak
  • GJW Direct
  • Allen Sailing
  • Sailing Chandlery
  • GP Sails
  • Funky Monkey Boat Names
  • Yachts and Yachting Magazine

Thank you everyone for your support, and to the members of Marconi Sailing Club who pull together to deliver a great event every year.


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Andrew is Marconi Sailing Clubs webmaster. He sails a Tornado Sport Catamaran and Sprint 15.

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