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Nore Race


Overview

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.


To enter:

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

"Essex Rigging"

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


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"



Downloads

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