I’ve just seen my first East Coast One Design at Tollesbury.
She needs a little care, but there’s no question that these are outstandingly beautiful boats that must offer some truly glamorous racing and daysailing anywhere – so long as you don’t mind the British weather…
Read about them here and here, and click here to see photos of more ECODs.
5 thoughts on “Sighted: an East Coast One Design”
A thing of beauty even on a cold grey day 🙂
Gavin, thank you for the posts and photos.
At this time of year, there is nothing more sure to gladden a heart than blue skies, puffs of high white cloud, and a traditional sailing boat under full canvas in a stiff breeze.
I’ve just been admiring the ECODs and remembering sailing days in Wexford Harbour 50 years ago.
thats ECOD NO4 Nancy, if you ever want a sail on an ECOD give me a call , We keep ours at Heybridge basin (Wizard No7) All 10 are still around on the Blackwater & Crouch, No 5 Redshanks is currently for sale.
Ps thanks for the links on here to our Website & facebook page!
Many thanks for the invitation. I would love an opportunity to sail an ECOD! Who wouldn’t!
I,m just a french visitor. I was amazed by the graceful shapes of that yacht. It has an open cockpit. I have seen somewhere on the web that some of them happened to sink during a race. How much wind to they take before the first reefing?
Would your invitation be ok for a frenchie? When would the better period to sail on them?