The East Coast Piers Race is a major fund raising event organised by the Marconi Sailing Club. The race is based on the River Blackwater in Essex and goes all the way up the East Coast to Walton. The two course event, open to catamarans and fast dinghies, consists of a 29 mile round trip to Colne Point and back and then the full ECPR which is 50 miles to Walton Pier and back.
The 2014 ECPR event in July was enjoyed by all the competitors and raised nearly £3,000 for Cirdan with the help of sponsorship from Adnams of Southwold and Zhik performance clothing. Association with Marconi and the ECPR also helped to raise additional funds and a presentation cheque for £11,800 was given to Cirdan by Marconi committee members in November.