2022 ECPR Programme of Events

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Below are all the activities and timing for the East Coast Piers Race weekend 2022.

Even though you have entered online please go to race reception during the allocated times to collect stickers, meal tickets and other important information for the race weekend.

We will have a limited number of flares and items of ECPR clothing available to buy.


08:00 – Camp site opens
18:00 – Bar opens
23:00 – Bar closes


08:30 – Galley open for breakfast
10:00 – Last breakfast served – The galley will remain open to serve food and drinks throughout the day.
10:00 – Race reception opens
12:00 – Bar opens
12:00 – Briefing for the competitors for Saturday races
13:00 – Race reception closes
13:00 – Scheduled start for Race 1 of the day – Race 2 will follow
16:00 – Race reception open
17:00 – Race reception closed
18:00 – Briefing for the ECPR, Colne Point and Bradwell Races
19:00 – Evening meal available (pre order only)
20:00 – Band start
20:30 – Last evening meal served
21:00 – Galley closed
23:00 – Bar closed


06:30 – Breakfast available for competitors in the Galley
06:30 – Gate onto hard opens for support boats
07:00 – Gate onto hard opens for competitors
07:00 – Race reception open
07:30 – Race reception closed
08:30 – Start of East Coast Piers Race
08:45 – Start of Colne Point Race
09:00 – Start of Bradwell Race
11:00 – Last breakfast served
12:00 – Bar opens
18:00 – Galley closed
TBC – Prize giving (held as soon as possible)
19:00 – Bar closed


12:00 – Camp site closed

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2022 ECPR Entry Open

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We are pleased to announce that entry for the 2022 East Coast Piers Race weekend is now open.

This years event, back after a 2 year gap, will be held at Marconi Sailing Club over the weekend of 18th and 19th June 2022.

What’s included?

  • Free on site camping from Friday through to Monday
  • Two Saturday races with the briefing at 12pm
  • Meal ticket for each competitor on Saturday night
  • Saturday evening entertainment
  • Entry into the Bradwell, Colne Point or ECPR races

Important info

  • Additional meal tickets for your friends and family should be purchased when entering
  • Age restrictions apply
  • Safety equipment is required
  • Entry is limited to 60 boats
  • You can’t enter over the weekend, online entry closes the Wednesday evening before the event

Please read the notice of race for more information.

Enter now

You can enter now through the Sail Racer website

East Coast Piers Race 2022 Notice of Race

East Coast Piers Race Weekend Notice of Race

18TH & 19TH JUNE 2022

The East Coast Piers Race weekend is held at Marconi Sailing Club on the River Blackwater in Essex and consists of Saturday series racing and long distance racing on Sunday. The East Coast Piers Race (48 miles), Colne Point Race (27 miles) and the Bradwell Race (13 miles) are all options for Sunday to help cater for your type of boat.

Free camping is available on site from Friday through to Monday midday. A 60 boat limit is in place and entry will be online through the Sail Racer website.

Online entry will close at midnight on the Wednesday evening before the race weekend. It is not possible to enter the event after this date.


East Coast Piers Race 2022

Marconi Sailing Club are looking forward to welcoming competitors back once again to the River Blackwater for the East Coast Piers Race 2022.

After a two year break we are deep into the planning of the race weekend which will be held on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June 2022.

Get the date into your diary now for an action packed weekend of fun and sailing.

What’s on the agenda for 2022?

  • Free Camping on site from Friday through to Monday
  • In shore racing on Saturday with two races
  • Evening entertainment and food
  • The choice of three race courses on Sunday (13miles, 27miles or 48miles)

Please take time to read the notice of race and sailing instructions as they include essential information about the race weekend.

East Coast Piers Race 2019

East Coast Piers Race weekend once again a success with 86 entries taking on the long distance racing challenge.

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East Coast Piers Race (ECPR) is a weekend of sailing held at Marconi Sailing Club in Essex, with all funds raised from entry and weekend activities going to chosen charities the Cirdan Sailing Trust and Essex Air Ambulance.

ECPR 2019 was part three of the Allen Endurance Series. We’re pleased that so many boats pre-entered this year, it makes organising such a complex event much easier.

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