All Set for the East Coast Piers Race!


Marconi Sailing Club is gearing up to host the 34th edition of the East Coast Piers Race on the weekend of 8th and 9th July!

A long distance race for catamarans and fast dinghies which attracts competitors from all over the UK – the event also raises funds for The Cirdan Trust and Essex Air Ambulance.  We are grateful to our supporters including Mighty Oak Brewery, Essex Spirits Co, Majestic Crystal, Allen, Sailing Chandlery and GP Sails for helping us to raise money for these two great charities.

Saturday comprises two inshore races for competitors to stretch their sea legs before setting off on the long distance race itself on the Sunday.  There is a choice of two courses – the Colne Point Race is 27 miles long and the full East Coast Piers Race is nearly 50 miles long heading out to Walton Pier and back.

There is free onsite camping from Friday night to Monday morning with the bar and galley open across the weekend and a Saturday evening meal included in the entry fee and musical entertainment.  It promises to be a fantastic weekend both on and off the water.

Entries are still open and will close on Wednesday 5th July.  For NOR, SIs and to enter – please visit:

(Please note there are PY cut offs for each course and a mandatory set of safety equipment to be carried by all boats.  See the ECPR website for full details)

Finally a huge thank you to all the volunteers who have given up their time to make this event possible and to all the competitors for bringing the race to life.   We look forward to welcoming you all!


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