Update on socially distanced sailing:

Please read the following update on Sailing at EYC during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak:




Socially distanced sailing at EYC

The COVID-19 SOP published here is out-of-date


Updated 03/10/2020


Hi all, great news.......

Following all the government, RYA, PLA and EYC guidance and Risk Assessments, the club is now able to provide sailing on the following days:
Saturday 23rd May - 11:00 to 1:00
Sunday 24th May - 11:00 to 1:00
Bank Holiday Monday - 11:00 to 1:00
Also, we are pleased to announce that we will be able to run a Friday evening Sundowner on Friday 29th May from 6pm. Please be mindful that there will be limited social activities during these sailing opportunities to promote social distancing.
There is a specific Risk Assessment that details the guidance club members must follow available on the club website.  Please take a moment to read this document so you are aware of the restrictions that are in place (such as the Clubhouse not available for use and social distancing).

If you are able to come down for a sail, please remember to follow the restrictions and guidance so we are able to keep everyone sail at all times!



Here are the results from the club quiz, which took place last Sunday.

Well done to everyone who took part.


    General Knowledge Sailing Round TV&Film Music Disney Total
DaveB   85 56 19 53 27 48
RichardB   85 75 47 100 57 73
AndyB   83 63 95 73 80 79
Jerry   75 88 85 60 80 78
PaulG   75 63 90 93 100 84
JohnC   72 38 55 50 73 58
PaulR   72 43 84 71 93 73
PatrickH   68 44 41 60 27 48
Mick&Linda   67 81 65 60 17 58
Sara&Adrian   65 75 65 60 85 70
Wildings   65 31 85 73 87 68
ArronR   63 100 80 73 100 83
Luke   56 33 81 73 83 65
AlanC   55 88 42 60 60 61
Cedric   53 33 35 43 80 49
DonM   43 38 75 67 71 59
EveP   32 47 61 67 69 55
DaveB   6 56 19 87 87 51

Sundowner 28th June 2019


The weather was fantastic with a blue sky and force four winds with the occasional lull to keep helms on their toes. We had a solid turn out with both a yacht race and 5 dinghies including four Laser Stratos Keels loaded with new sailors. 


The dinghies sailed from an exceptionally well organised launch under Hugh’s careful eye. All keelboats launched with a few new people in them.

The dinghy sailing was mostly gentle cruising, enjoying the weather and breeze while providing a fun experience to the new sailors. It was an interesting and enjoyable experience helming with people who’d never sailed before, I even threw a gybe in near the end.

John couldn’t resist and organised a short race between us, we thought we had him for a bit, after we decided to risk the tide staying outside the moorings rather than tack against an easterly wind close to the shore, outside the current, but his careful sailing and better racing tactics soon overcame the small lead we gained from that decision.

We even saw a cruise ship heading up river along with some tugs. I don’t know if the commercial traffic had any impact on the yacht race, but some of the dinghies did enjoy watching the cruise ship as it came past us.


Valencia, Marlin, Incisor, and Bolero contested the second diamond series race with both line honours and the handicapped win going to Valencia. It was great seeing so many sails from the water, and much nicer trying to keep clear of racing yachts than tugs and commercial shipping.


Many thanks to Paul who provided safety and Sara and team provided a lovely dinner after racing.

The full report for the Diamond Series race 2 can be found here: http://www.erithyachtclub.org.uk/index.php/racing-results/726-diamond-series-2019-race-2



 Writeup by Bryce, edited by John

Armada Challenge 2019


On Saturday the 24th of August we are having a combined event with Thurrock yacht club. We are going to be sailing from our start line at 09.00, down to East Blythe and then back to Thurrock Yacht club for drinks and a BBQ. If anyone has any questions regarding this event then please feel free to contact me (Nick Pikesley) by e-mail or phone. I have attached a copy of the poster:



A 35 Nautical Mile challenge against tide and wind

Have you got the heart and stomach for it?

24th August 2019

Commemorating Thurrock's connection with the 1588 Spanish Armada!

Start: 0900 @ Erith Yacht Club

Course: East Blyth and back to Thurrock Yacht Club

Barbecue and prizegiving at 1700

Entry: £5.00 per head

Link to Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/330325594576465/

Link to Thurrock Yacht Club page: https://www.thurrockyachtclub.org.uk/afloat/racing/109-2019-armada-challenge

Link to Thurrock Yacht Club event page: https://www.thurrockyachtclub.org.uk/index.php/news/club-calendar/event/169-armada-challenge