Welcome to the website of the RCYC Burnham, home of the Endeavour Trophy. Founded in 1872 on the Thames at Erith, the Club moved to Burnham in 1892, and opened its award winning Clubhouse in 1931. We offer the best one design racing on the east coast for Dragons, Squibs and 707s ; the newly refurbished fleet of Royal Corinthian ODs welcomes the classic sailor and our cruising fleet encourages the experienced and supports the novice. The Otters, founded in 1930, offer both enjoyment and expertise on the water. Come and join us.
The Topper Endeavour Trophy is a unique event in the UK dinghy sailing world. Held on the tidal waters of the rivers Crouch and Roach at the end of every year, it's an invitation only three day event, with the guest-list hand-picked from National Champions of selected recognised fleets. The RYA recognises The Endeavour as the pinnacle of that year's dinghy sailing achievements which will hail a 'Champion of Champions'.
Wednesday 29th October 2014
The big news for this year's Championship, held over the weekend 1st and 2nd November, is a change of boat - from the Topper Xenon which has been used for the last eight years, to the Topper Argo, both Rob White designs. Topper will supply twenty new boats for the event and like the Xenon, the Argo has no class championship, which means there is no class national champion to gain an unfair advantage.Read more about Change of Boat for Endeavour Trophy 2014...
RCOD Calendar for 2015
Tuesday 28th October 2014
The RCOD Restoration Fund is launching its latest appeal with a calendar for 2015 on sale at the modest price of a tenner! With Coral Nymph being restored at Boatworks, there is a constant need for contributions and then the real work begins on the four remaining wrecks... If every RCYC member had a calendar in their house or office that would be a goodly sum indeed. Calendars are available from the office or contact Tracey Waples.
Monday 27th October 2014
Laying Up - a traditional event in the RCYC calendar, whose origins were probably laid down by be-whiskered gentlemen over a century ago, but this year given a new twist - less emphasis on the trophies and more on overall achievements.Read more about Laying Up Supper 2014...
Monday 27th October 2014
It was literally standing room only at 09:30 in the Club for the briefing on Saturday the 25th for the Marco Polo All-in Pursuit Race. Edwin Buckley was even a few minutes late as last minute entries were still coming in. For the first time the Club had agreed to extend the race to the Otters, so there was a real buzz in the air with 38 boats entered, without doubt the largest entry for years.Read more about the Marco Polo All-in Pursuit Race...