After the success of last years inaugral race we are running the second Round Canvey Race.
A 14.5 mile sea race round Canvey Island, Essex in the Thames Estuary. Starting and finishing at Benfleet Yacht Club the race starts as soon a possiblle on the tide rowing down the creek against the tide to the eastern point of Canvey Island. The course then takes you into the main River Thames where with the tide you follow the main shipping channel (to the side!) up the outside of Canvey and heading inland again at Holehaven where you follow the creeks back to Benfleet Yacht Club. All boats must be suitable for possible rough sea conditions. Fixed seat and sliding seat boats welcome . There is also a category for row/sailing craft - but as there are 2 road bridges and 2 tidal barrages to go under the masts must be able to come down easily. Last year we even had a sea kayak
Race starts from 11.15am with a staggered start and the slowest boats going off first. A great final training session for the Great River Race two weeks later.
The bar at BYC is open all day with breakfast & bbq.
Camping is available (free). Large carpark and trailer storage on site.