Nore Race
Past Nore Race Results
Click on the links below to download an Excel Spreadsheet file
Please note that some files contain multi tabs

                                Group 1 -- Multihull Dinghies
                                Group 2 -- Monohull Dinghies
                                Group 3 -- Monohull Cruisers
                                Group 4 -- Multihull Cruisers
Sunday 23rd June

Nore Race Trophies and Prizes

A total of 25 trophies will be presented between the four main Groups and twelve individual Classes.

Click here to view the list of Nore Race Trophies.
Race Control Flags
and Banners

Click the link below to download a chart showing all of the race control flags used during the Nore Race, including the race start procedure
2019 Nore Race Prizegiving Evening

Friday 28th June 2019 (from 8.00pm) at Benfleet Yacht Club
Background music
Free entry to all competitors, their crew, friends and family,
 plus all members of Benfleet Yacht Club

Freshly cooked barbecue food available to purchase

Bar open until Midnight
  • A sailboat race in the Thames Estuary

  • Usual entry numbers around 140 boats

  • Start and finish from Southend Pier

  • Held annually since the 1920's

  • Open to all classes of sailing dinghies and cruising yachts - both multihull and monohull

  • Split start times for dinghy and cruiser classes
Launching arrangements for non Southend on Sea area based dinghies
Whilst traveling dinghy entrants are welcome to use the launching facilities at Benfleet Yacht Club, we do recognise that our location is a long way from the start line, plus with the tide being out for a large majority of the time, it makes for a long day.
Therefore we have made special arrangements with both Thorpe Bay Yacht Club and Alexandra Yacht Club to allow dinghies traveling from outside of the area to use their club and launching facilities on the day of the Nore Race. Both clubs offer good access to the water and are not too far from the start & finish areas. Please contact the club's directly to make arrangements.

To contact the Nore Race Secretary, please send an email to:
The Nore Race is a combined ‘open’ cruiser and dinghy race held each year covering a 20 mile circuit of the Thames Estuary, starting and finishing at Southend Pier. Benfleet Yacht Club have been organising this event since the 1930’s (although likely to have taken a break during the war years). For many competitors, the Nore Race is the only race that they will compete in: which they treat more like a rally, rather than a full on race – until the starting gun fires. Once finished many competitors, both yachts and dinghies, anchor in The Ray and enjoy the Ray Sands before returning home on the tide. 
Benfleet Yacht Club

Nore Race's Past
Video Clip taken during the start of the 1963
 Nore Race (courtesy of British Pathe)
Site Navigation:
Benfleet Yacht Club, Canvey Road, Canvey Island, Essex. SS8 0QT. || Telephone 01268.792278 ||

Click on Burgee to return to Home page
Full site Navigation at the bottom of this page
Final Race Results