East Coast


Pennyhole Bay Race, 2019

Sunday, May 26, 2019
Gaffers racing down the Walton Channel
©Clare Thomas

The East Coast Gaffers invite you to the 2019 Pennyhole Bay Race on the 26 May, 2019. This year the event will begin with a BBQ and beers (wine and other drinks are also welcome) on the beach at Stone Point on the Saturday night, with the BBQ being lit at 17:30.

Mooring options for Saturday night are anchoring either side of the channel off Stone Point, any empty moorings further up river, or a berth in Titchmarsh Marina.

The race will begin on Sunday morning at 09:00 with the first signal being at 08:50, low tide is expected at 10:52 so an early start will ensure sufficient water for the deeper draft boats to get out of the Walton Channel.

The race briefing will be held at the Stone Point BBQ at 20:00, Saturday evening to brief competitors on the course and expected conditions.

The race prizegiving will be held at 19:00 in the Harbour Lights restaurant at Titchmarsh Marina, prizegiving will be followed by a meal for all competitors and crew. The meal will be at 20:00 and Is limited to 30 people so get your entries in early.

Please enter by 25 May using our online entry form. Entry for the race will be £10 per boat with the meal costing an additional £10.95 per head. Payments should be made by BACS or cheque. If you can't enter online please contact Clare Thomas on +44 (0)1473 832808.

Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are downloadable below.

Walton Backwaters
Ed Roberts
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