classic racing dayboat, gracing the river Thames since 1911
Estuary One Design
Welcome to the website of the Estuary One Design (EOD) Class, a unique fleet of racing dinghies based at the Essex Yacht Club in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, some 35 miles from London.
Sailing in tidal waters, our boats today offer some of the most exciting and friendly dinghy racing in the Thames Estuary. Few sailing experiences can compare to racing an EOD in a good breeze in the wonderful estuary light.
The Estuary Class dinghy is 18 feet long with a lifting keel and is sailed by a helm and two crew. The fleet is one of the most active in the area, racing most weekends during the sailing season from May to October.
With a tall mast and a large sail area for their size they offer close, exhilarating and challenging racing in constantly changing tides and winds. We welcome new sailors, whether you want to helm or crew. The racing is friendly but competitive and the class also has an active social calendar. Owning and racing an EOD is surprisingly inexpensive.
If this sounds like your kind of sailing, we have boats available and we can help you get started. Please see our contact details located on the 'Contact' page on the menu.
Website by Alex Carpenter
Estuary One Design - Calypso. Photo courtsey of Tim Browne