Bill Loram gets out on the water around the coast of Essex to get a hands on experience of our maritime history through the Colne Smack & Barge Race and the West Mersea Dredging Match.
THE EAST COAST AREA OF THE OGA
The latest Eastcoaster is now available for download from the Eastcoaster page, with news of all the seasons sailing events right up to the East Coast Race results.
East Coast Gaffers Annual Race report, 2019 and link to gallery of photos . . .
We are very sorry to announce that Paul Webster, long time East Coast gaffer and owner/skipper of the smack Quiz, passed away suddenly on 17th July 2019
We send our condolences from the gaffer community to his wife Wendy and the rest of his family.
The Saturday weather was glorious, with an easterly force 3. Perfect conditions for the 23 small boats vying for the many prizes.
There was very little water at the Wade, but everyone got over.