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East Anglian Offshore Racing Association - mid-season update

by Paul Wood 25 Jul 2019 15:33 BST
EAORA fleet in Ostend © Paul Wood

East Anglian Offshore Racing Association sponsored by MS Amlin

As the regular EAORA boats take a break from racing offshore within the Thames Estuary amongst the sandbanks, wind farms and shipping lanes its still remains close for Oystercatcher XXX111, Spirit, Brave and Golden Fleece for a podium finish for one of them to lift the Blackwater Cup dating back to 1953.

It's not unusual for the EAORA committee to leave a gap for a few weeks mid-season to allow for school holidays, Ramsgate Week, The Fastnet and Cowes week.

The offshore season will recommence on 24th August for the Royal Burnham's & Crouch Yacht Club's Houghton Cup which is a race this year from Burnham on Crouch to Brightlingsea and then the Colne Yacht club's Amazon Cup the following day back to Burnham.

With most boats having raced just under 800 miles so far, the seasons climax will be the West Mersea Yacht Club's Buckley Goblets on the 6th September from Mersea to Ostend.

It's not unusual for the seasons points to be decided during the final dash across to Belgium for competitors to enjoy one more portion of Moules & Frites upon arrival.

Full results are available at www.eaora.org.uk

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