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    Posted: 05 Apr 12 at 2:10pm

Probably the longest established long distance race in the country, since 1987 the East Coast Piers Race has attracted top continental sailors, and development classes, along with the cream of big cat sailors. However, the East Coast Piers Race isn't just for big cats - a shorter, but no less demanding course (known as The Colne Point Race) is always available for smaller cats. NOW OPEN TO FAST DINGHIES.

The Marconi team have the organisation down to a fine art - with a spacious marquee, a huge grassy boat park in which to camp and park, intimate little bar, and excellent race organisation.

The course is marked with cruiser "mother ships" flying orange flags, and quite easy for first timers. It is a challenge, but a manageable one.

You sail from the start of Osea Pier, down the Blackwater Estuary to Bradwell, across the Estuary, and then along the coast passing Clacton Pier and turning at Walton Pier.

This year we have opened the Colne Point race up to fast monohulls with a PY of 917 or faster.

The event is being held on the 14th and 15th July.

www.eastcoastpiersrace.com

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Two questions from someone that's already entered:
How many monohull entries have you got so far? Maybe an online list of entries would help drive entries?
 
Where do we get flares from?
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I can't tell you exact numbers at this stage but the last I heard it was at 10. They are not being posted to my address and the guy has just gone skiing for 2 weeks.

You can buy flares from any chandlery, there are a variety of different types. These are usually more popular 

http://www.mailspeedmarine.com/flares/hansson-ikaros/-leisure-flares-ikaros-red-hand-held-leisure-855803.bhtml

Look forward to meeting you on the race weekend.
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Some years we do have flares that we sell, unsure if they will have them this year.

Dont forget the other kit you will need including a compass, paddle and towline. The one and only briefing is on the Saturday evening.
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