Sailing and Racing at EYC 2018

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Being based on the finest part of the tidal Thames, we are blessed with a wide open river, little river traffic, and no cluttered shoreline. It allows Erith Yacht Club to provide a wide range of sailing activities for cruisers and dinghies, catering for all abilities.

We organise internal club races for both cruisers and dinghies, as well as race against the other Thames-based clubs in what can be spirited and fun events. These open races usually involve a social event·on the Saturday evening, which is a great way of relaxing and getting to know members of other clubs.

Some members race their cruisers and dinghies at open events away from the club, such as class nationals, Round the Island Race, and the Royal Escape Race.

As well as racing, we organise social sailing. For yachts this includes short cruises to Limehouse or St Kats in central London, and holidays up the East Coast or over to The Netherlands.Sundown


The dinghies have the option to sail down river to Greenhithe, usually accompanied by yachts, for a meal and a drink in the pub, or up river for a picnic in Barking Creek. The Friday evening ‘Sundowners’ are run in the summer as an antidote to a week of work, when members sail as the sun sinks in the sky and afterwards relax in the bar with food. 


Ultimately, we try to encourage all members to take an active part in the events we organise through this varied programme.


The links below are to the Entry Forms for our Open Races to which all are invited -

Dinghy Open Registration Form (pdf)

Cruiser Open Registration Form (pdf)

See the races which are marked in RED in the Sailing Programme for these special events.




Sailing Programme 2018             

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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Quick Links to Events:

  • Cruiser
    • Commodore's Cup
    • Diamond Series 1 2 3 4
    • Foote-Mitchell 1 2 3 4 
    • Frostbite
    • Hanson Cup
    • Ovens Buoy
    • Persil Trophy Lady Helm
    • Tongue Trophy
    • Thames Trafalgar
    • Windmill


  • Dinghy
    • Brunton Cup
    • Bryan Waite
    • Coronation Cup (Classics)
    • Graham Taylor
    • Kelpie Cup
    • Piper Cup
    • Saunders Lady Helm
    • Topper Open (JYS)
  • RYA Sailability

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Erith Yacht Club
Anchor Bay,
Erith, Kent, DA8 2AD
Tel. 0845 0942148 

Postal Address
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PO Box 231,
Bexleyheath, Kent,
Tel 0845 0941328

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The recent investments at EYC are a result of Olympic legacy funding, and we would like to acknowledge the financial assistance of the following-

  • Homes and Communities Agency
  • Sport England
  • Cory Environmental Trust in Britain
  • Royal Yachting association
  • London Borough of Bexley


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