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Jan Wise - EAORA Sectretary

We are sorry to report the sad loss of Jan Wise who passed away on the 24th July 2017. Jan has been an amazing support over the years to EAORA she was the EA secretary from 1982 to 1994 then...

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Offshore Regatta Video.

https://youtu.be/TeS_Zg7lCg8 Taken by Mark crewing on Brave.

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Southampton Boat Show

Special offer for the Southampton Boat show.

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Mike Spear

We are saddened to announce that Mike Spear died early this morning. Mike was one of the original characters who formed the East Anglian Offshore Racing Association and at the age of 22 was at the inaugural meeting in 1950.

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Heartbeat IV - 1007 miles later

At around midnight on the eve of the Prize giving, Jason and Judy Payne-James' British Dufour 45, Heartbeat IV crossed the finish line in Bermuda. The final team to finish the race under sail-power alone. Their ship's log showed 1,007...

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Nancy Blackett Flotilla

NANCY BLACKETT FLOTILLA SUNDAY 4TH JUNE @ 12noon To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Arthur Ransome, come and join the flotilla of boats escorting the Nancy Blackett down the River Orwell as she departs for Holland. All...

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Burnham Week 2017 26th Aug to 2nd Sept the big 125th Anniversary

125TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF COMPETITIVE SAILING IN BURNHAM WEEK 2017 Burnham Week which runs from August Bank Holiday Saturday offers a challenging week of tidal racing set in complex waters supported by a plethora of special venues and social support...

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Race Programme 2017

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Prizegiving Dinner - 29th October

The Prizegiving dinner is on Saturday 29th October at the Colne Yacht Club at 19.00 for 19.30 and is preceeded by the AGM at 18.00. Please book with Claire Scott as soon as possible claire.scott@alltradeprinters.com and let her have your...

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Southampton Boat Show reduced price tickets

CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS TICKET OFFER USING PROMOTIONAL CODE: JG1. £11.00 . WEBSITE BOOKING:www.southamptonboatshow.com TELEPHONE BOOKING:0844 776 7766 IMPORTANT NOTES Tickets are valid ANY DAY including Preview Day on Friday 16th September. Tickets can be booked up to MIDDAY on the...

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Haven Knox-Johnston Offshore Regatta

With only one day to go until the Haven Knox-Johnston sposnsored Offshore Regatta the entry list of 19 yachts and the Part 2 Sailing Instructions are now online. http://www.eaora.org.uk/races/offshore-regatta-06-2016

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Offshore Regatta

With a week to go until the EAORA Offshore Regatta, sponsored by Haven Knox-Johnston, entries are still coming in and the weather has been improving at last. The Offshore Regatta from the 16th to 19th June, is a 200 mile offshore...

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A Quick East Coast Race

A WIN FOR "AMAZON" The east coast race on Saturday 28th May was a fairly quick race with the first yacht "Maverick - Chris Schram" finishing the 105 mile course from West Mersea to Breskens in 13 hours and 10 minutes.

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Woozle Hunter wins the North Sea Race

Woozle Hunter won the third EAORA race of the season, North Sea Race, taking 1 day 12 hours, 21 minutes and 16 seconds to finish a very slow race but very much to their advantage. This meant that on corrected...

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Woozle Hunter wins first weekend

The first weekend of racing for 2016 was a marvellous success for Woozle Hunter, Ian & Laura Ivermee, winning both the Pattinson Cup on Saturday and the Ralph Herring on Sunday. On Saturday, in conditions with some wonderful sunshine but very...

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Website ready for entries

With only 5 weeks to go until the first EAORA offshore race of the season the EAORA website is now fully up to date and ready to take entries, Everything you need to know about EAORA racing can be found...

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Cheap Ticket Offer for the London Boat Show

Cheap Ticket Offer for the London Boat Show – Fri 8th to Sun 17th January 2015 CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS TICKET OFFER USING PROMOTIONAL CODE: JG1 ADULT £12.50 Any one day including Preview Day on Friday 8th January MIDWEEK £10.00 SPECIAL Any...

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Chairman's Report for AGM 2015

The 66th EAORA season was rather a windy affair, after the lighter winds we experienced last year, with 5 of the 12 races held in over 30 knots. 39 yachts competed (32 of which were endorsed) compared with 26 yachts...

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Prizegiving Dinner - 31st October

The EAORA AGM and Prizegiving Dinner is being held on 31st October at the Haven Ports Yacht Club. The AGM at 18.00 followed by the dinner at 19.00 for 19.30. The list of prizewiners include: 1st overall Amazon Tony & Chuffy Merewether 2nd...

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Buckley Goblets 2015 - latest news

The weather conditions for the 2015 race are not looking very favourable with the forecast changing radically every 12 hours. Therefore to try to avoid the situation of a complete abandonment of the race, the Part 2 Sailing Instructions have...

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Class 3 results

My apologies for confusing everyone with the Class 3 results I published after the Lowestoft Race. I had started the annual clean up of the results to start working out prize winners, unfortunately I cleaned up a bit to well...

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AIS and the East Coast Race 2015

For 2015, the East Coast Race is run by the Royal Burnham Yacht Club (RBYC) and the East Anglian Offshore Racing Association (EAORA) on behalf of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC). This note is to remind all competitors that...

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The first weekend of EAORA Racing

AMAZON has marvellous weekend, winning both the races. The first weekend racing in the EAORA programme had an entry list of 16 for the Ralph Herring and 13 for the Pattinson Cup. Two different days of racing with Saturday being...

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Haven Knox-Johnston sponsor the Offshore Regatta

The East Anglian Offshore Racing Association is pleased to announce that Haven Knox-Johnston have agreed to become title sponsor for the Offshore Regatta from 25th to 28th June 2015. The Offshore Regatta is a 200 mile offshore race series over four...

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Four weeks to the first race

It’s just over four weeks to the first EAORA race weekend, so I hope your preparations are well under way for the season. The website www.eaora.org.uk is now fully updated and ready to take your entries. Don’t forget that each yacht...

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Tonnerre 4 wins class 1 at Quantum Key West Race Week

Congratulations to Piet Vroon and his crew of his new boat Tonnerre 4 for winning Class 1 at the Quantum Key West Race Week

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London Boat Show Tickets and Harty's Party

London Boat Show – Fri 9th to Sun 18th January 2015 Harty's Party at the London Boat Show - 16.00 on Saturday 17th January meet at the Guinness Bar (the show closes this year at 18.00) then afterwards at the...

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Race Programme 2015

EAORA RACE PROGRAMME 2015 Date Race Miles Organising Authority Sat 9th May Ralph Herring Mersea To Burnham-on-Crouch (Royal Thames East Coast Championship) 55 RBYC Sun 10th May Pattinson Cup Burnham-on-Crouch to Mersea 55 WMYC Fri 15th May North Sea Race Harwich to Scheveningen 180 RORC/EAORA/RHYC...

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WINNERS 2014

EAORA Overall winning Yacht - Inn Spirit - Alan Bartlett Class 1 - Inn Spirit - Alan Bartlett Class 2 - Amazon - T & C Merewether Class 3 - Woozle Hunter - I Ivermee A complete list of the 2014 winners is...

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Buckley Goblets - Part 2s issued

Special note - if you are racing please make sure you check the new finish line - As the weather looks good for the race I will be able to watch the finish from the new pier head - so...

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Latest Results - August 2014

The results have all been updated and the corrections applied for the East Coast Race. With more discards starting to appear the overall lead has changed from Woozle Hunter to Inn Spirit but still very close with two races to...

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Pattinson Cup & Ralph Herring Races Weekend - 12/13 July 2014

The Pattinson Cup & Ralph Herring latest version part 2 Sailing Instructions are now posted on the race page. If you have downloaded any Part 2's for these race before 1700 hours on the 8th July please ensure you obtain...

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Offshore Regatta

Congratulations to the overall winner of the Offshore Regatta, Robert Leggett and his young crew on Ape-X. Winners of the team trophy were the Haven Ports Yacht Club team of Ape-X, Eclipse and Red Macaw. A big thank you to...

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Fox's Marine & Country sponsor the Offshore Regatta

The Offshore Regatta is less than a week away and our Sponsors Fox’s Marine & Country have for the second year kindly agreed to donate prizes which can be redeemed at their store, where they supply a wide range of...

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North Sea Race

The RORC North Sea Race starts tomorrow with a 180 mile course from Harwich to Scheveningen in what looks to be a predominantly light wind race. There are five EAORA boats entered in the mainly Dutch fleet of 53 yachts with...

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Pattinson Cup and Ralph Herring races to be re-run on 12th/13th July

After due consideration the EAORA Committee has decided that the proposed re-running of the Pattinson Cup and Ralph Herring races will not take place on 17th/18th May and will now take place on the weekend of 12th/13th July. This will give...

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Races Postponed till a later date

Due to the weather conditions forecast for the weekend of 10/11th May 2014 both the Pattinson Cup and Ralph Herring Races have been postponed. A review is currently taking place to re-sail the races, possibly next weekend 17/18th May, more...

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Pattinson Cup & Ralph Herring to be resailed

Following the decision to postpone the Pattinson Cup and Ralph Herring races, on the weekend of 10/11th May 2014, the EAORA Committee are pleased to announce that these races will be resailed on the 17th and 18th May 2014. Revised...

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Ralph Herring Additional Courses for bad weather

Due to the extreme possibility of poor weather conditions on Sunday 11th May for the Ralph Herring race two additional courses have been published as an amendment to the Part 2 Sailing Instructions. Please see the Ralph Herring race page...

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High Wind Warning for Pattinson Cup

As a precaution Amendment 1 has been issued for the Part 2 Sailing Instructions. This has been published on the Pattinson Cup race page of the Web Site and emailed to all Skippers. X X

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Crew Wanted for the Pattinson Cup and Ralph Herring Races

A number of boats are short of crew for the first weekend of the EAORA series from Burnham to West Mersea and back to Burnham on 10th and 11th May. If you are available and want to crew please reply...

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Crew wanted / Crew available

If any skipper wants crew or if there are any crew who want to race, please email eaora1949@gmail.com and your request will be published on the news page of the website.

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EAORA Crew limit

Attention all racing Skippers, please note that for 2014 crew limitation rules are different with regard EAORA and RORC. EAORA SI Part 1 10.3 allows a crew limit of Current IRC Certificate number plus 1. This rule does not apply...

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Sailing Instructions Part 1 - Amendment 1

Sailing Instruction 6 Handicap Classes & Class Flags The TCC range for IRC classes has been amended, the existing table shown in the SI’s Part 1 should be deleted and the following table used for all races in 2014. Class TCC...

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