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Nore Race


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.



Saturday 29th June

HW Southend on Sea 06:54 & 19:09

We also look forward to seeing all competitors at the 2024 Nore Race prizegiving on Friday 5th July.

Please scroll down to the next section for further details.

The results of the both the 2023 Nore Race, and many years before, are

available in the "downloads" area at the bottom on this page

Please note that many of these files contain more than one tab

To contact the Nore Race Secretary, click here to send an email

Click on the file below to download a summary of the Nore Race race course mark "Waypoints" used

Nore Race Buoy Waypoints.pdf

Nore Race Prizegiving 2024

Friday 5th July starting at 07:30pm

at Benfleet Yacht Club

This years prizegiving will be a quiet, sociable affair: no music, no frills.

Please coming along for a drink with crew and friends.

Free entry to all competitors, their crew, friends and family,

plus all members of Benfleet Yacht Club

Nore Race 2024 Sponsor

"Essex Rigging"

Manufacturers and suppliers of all types of marine and architectural rigging, rope, and hardware since 1978

Please visit their website

Race Results for both current and past years, can also be found in the Downloads area at the bottom of this page (Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet files).

Please note that some files contain multiple tabs:

  • Group 1 -- Multihull Dinghies
  • Group 2 -- Monohull Dinghies
  • Group 3 -- Monohull Cruisers
  • Group 4 -- Multihull Cruisers

Nore Race - A Brief History

includes film footage from the 1963 Nore Race

Nore Race - a list of the Trophies on offer

The majority of photographs displayed on this page were taken during past years Nore Races by Graeme Sweeney "Marine Images"


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