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.
NORE RACE 2022
SPONSORED BY ESSEX RIGGING
Saturday 9th July
HW Southend on Sea 08:36
Open to all classes of sailing dinghies and cruising yachts - both multihull and monohull
Split start times for dinghy and cruiser classes
Two laps for "fast multihull" dinghies
Entry Fee £20 for all classes
This includes a free race pennant and entry to the prize giving on Friday 15th July.
Download the Nore Race Programme - 2022 Nore Race Programme Apr22.pdf
Either complete the paper entry form printed in the programme or use the on-line "Entry Form"
Payment is either; Cash or Card (both in person at BYC only), Cheque, or Bank Transfer (BACS) using sort code 30-10-75 A/c No.00148729 with reference "Nore + Boat Name"
To contact the Nore Race Secretary, click here to send an email
Nore Race Prizegiving 2022
Friday 15th July starting at 20:00
at Benfleet Yacht Club
This years prizegiving will be a quite, 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 2022 Sponsor
Manufacturers and suppliers of all types of marine and architectural rigging, rope, and hardware since 1978
Please visit their website Essex-Rigging.co.uk
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
includes film footage from the 1963 Nore Race
The majority of photographs displayed on this page were taken during past years Nore Races by Graeme Sweeney "Marine Images"
- 2021 Nore Race Results Final.pdf
- 2019 Nore Results.xls
- 2018 Nore Results.xls
- 2017 Nore Results.xls
- 2016 Nore Results.xls
- 2015 Nore Results.xls
- 2014 Nore Results.xls
- 2013 Nore Results.xls
- 2012 Nore Results.xls
- 2011 Nore Results.xls
- 2010 Nore Results.xls
- 2009 Nore Results.xls
- 2008 Nore Results.xls
- 2007 Nore Results.xls
- 2006 Nore Results.xls
- 2005 Nore Results.xls
- 2004 Nore Results.xls
- 2003 Nore Results.xls
- 2002 Nore Results.xls
- 2001 Nore Results.xls
- 2000 Nore Results.xls
- 1999 Nore Results.xls
- 1998 Nore Results.xls
- 1997 Nore Results.xls
- 1996 Nore Results.xls
- 1995 Nore Results.xls
- 1994 Nore Results.xls
- 1993 Nore Results.xls
- 1992 Nore Results.xls
- 1991 Nore Results.xls