About Allen Endurance Series

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The Allen Endurance Series was launched in 2018. The series combines the UK’s premier long-distance events to give high-performance Catamaran and Skiff sailors a season-long series to compete for. Currently included are the Whitstable Forts, Solent Forts, East Coast Piers and Round Sheppey race and Anglesey Offshore Dinghy Race.

All boats with a PY of 900 or less are eligible for the series. This is due to the long-distance nature of the event.

2022 Details

For 2022 all entrys received to each of the Allen Endurance Series events will be put into a draw to win a £100 Allen voucher. So, enter all 5 events and you’ll receive 5 entries into the draw!

The top 3 overall places will also win;

1st – £300 Allen voucher

2nd – £200 Allen voucher

3rd – £100 Allen voucher

Each of the events will also be distributing a wide range of Allen sponsored prizes.

For further series details check out the notice of series below.

Event details can be found on each of the event pages, navigated to from the Allen Endurance Series home page.

2022 Overall Allen Endurance Series Results

2022 Dates

Whitstable Forts – 28th & 29th May

ECPR – 18th & 19th June

Solent Forts – 25th & 26th June

AODR – 30th & 31st July

Round The Island – 27th & 28th August

Previous Winners

2018 – Grant Piggot – F18

2019 – Simon Northrop – F18

2020 – NA

2021 – NA

Whitstable Forts Race

Whitstable Forts Race
Whitstable Forts Race

Date: 28th – 29th May 2022

Location: Whitstable Yacht Club – CT5 1BX

Details: A long-distance race which has evolved over its 24-year history into a well-balanced test of sailing and racing skills, attracting top national helms as well as experienced club racers and international entries. The Saturday afternoon will feature a shakedown race to the Forts and back – a single leg for boats with 1000 PY and below. For those boats of 1000+, there’ll be an inshore race. On Sunday, laid out in hub and spoke format with each leg returning through a gate near the club, will be the Endurance Race. The full course covers 85 kilometres in estuary, coastal and open sea conditions, and provides racing at all points of sailing. The flexibility of this format differentiates the Forts Race from other marathon events.

Useful Links: 2019 Whitstable Forts Write Up2019 Whitstable Forts – Endurance ResultsWhitstable Forts Website 

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East Coast Piers Race

east coast peirs race
east coast peirs race

Date: 18th – 19th of June 2022

Location: Marconi Sailing Club – CM0 7NU

Details: Open to fast dinghies and Catamarans, the East Coast Piers Race is a major charity event raising funds to support “The Cirdan Trust” to further support their important work with socially or physically disadvantaged children. The race is based at Marconi Sailing Club on the River Blackwater in Essex and goes all the way up the East Coast to Walton and back again. There are three-course options available, the Bradwell Race – 13 miles long open to fast dinghies. The Colne Point Race – 27 miles long open to fast dinghies and Catamarans. And the Endurance Race, the full ECPR which is 48 miles long open to Catamarans only. Saturday Features a round the cans shakedown race with an excellent party in the evening.

Useful Links: East Coast Piers Race Website – 2019 ECPR – Endurance Results – 2019 East Coast Piers Write

Solent Forts Race

solent forts race
solent forts race

Date: 25th – 26th June 2022

Location: Hayling Ferry Sailing Club – PO11 0DG

Details: The Solent Forts Race is a long-distance event for sports Catamarans and fast monohull dinghies and is set in the Eastern Solent, with Hayling Island and Portsmouth to the north and the Isle of Wight to the west. The race comprises several legs radiating out from a gate (like a star), allowing the course configuration and length to be adjusted according to the conditions prevailing on the day. The race gets its name from the Napoleonic Channel Forts that comprise two of the marks of the course. The race has a unique ‘time out’ feature that allows boats to take an optional 30-minute break during the race. This time may be used for a comfort break or for tactical purposes. Saturday also features a shakedown race.

Useful Links: Solent Forts Website2019 Solent Forts Write Up2019 Solent Forts – Endurance Results2021 Solent Forts write up and results

Anglesey Offshore Dinghy Race

Anglesey offshroe dinghy race

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Anglesey offshroe dinghy race

Date: 2022 Event CANCELLED

2022 Notice: It is with great regret that Red Wharf Bay Sailing and Watersports Club announce the cancellation of the Anglesey Offshore Dinghy race that was due to take place on 30/31 July. There are several contributory factors to this decision the main one being that the club find they are under-resourced to stage the event this year. The decision was not taken lightly

Apologies to sailors who were planning to take part, anyone who has already made arrangements to attend would be welcome to join in the normal club racing at Traeth Bychan over that weekend. Details will be posted under “Events” on the club website

Location: Red Warf Bay Sailing Club – LL73 8PN

Details: The Anglesey Offshore Dinghy & Catamaran Race is The North West’s premier offshore dinghy race, covering over 15 nautical miles around the South East coast of Anglesey. Frequent visitors include Olympic sailors, and past and present National Champions. The race starts on the Royal Anglesey start line at Beaumaris in the picturesque Menai Straits. Then through Puffin Sound and passing the rugged cliffs of Anglesey. After crossing the glorious sandy beaches of Red Wharf Bay, the fleet head for the famous Lifeboat station at Moelfre. The finish is at Red Wharf Bay Sailing Club at Traeth Bychan. Rated by Yachts and Yachting as one of the top events to compete in. The event will also include a shakedown race from the Royal Anglesey Yacht Club on the Saturday night followed by a social evening before the Endurance Race on Sunday. Entries will be restricted to one and two-person dinghies and multihulls. Monohull dinghies with a Portsmouth Number not greater than 1200 and Multihulls with a Portsmouth Number not greater than 940 are eligible. 

Entries will be restricted to one and two-person dinghies and multihulls. Monohull dinghies with a Portsmouth Number not greater than 1200  and Multihulls with a Portsmouth Number not greater than 940 are eligible.

Useful Links: AODR Website

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IOS Round the Island Race

IOS round sheppy race
IOS round sheppy race

Date: 27th – 28th August 2022

Location: Isle Of Sheppey Sailing Club – ME12 2BE

Details: IOS Round the Island Race is a long-established, long-distance event designed to test sailing skills and endurance over a 40-mile course. Sailed clockwise around the island of Sheppey, starting and finishing at IOS Sailing Club. The race includes tidal sea, river & estuary sailing. The event is the longest dinghy and board race in Europe —The race is open to all classes of dinghy, catamaran and sailboard and there is a shakedown race on Saturday. 

Useful Links: IOS Sailing Club Website2019 IOS Round Island Write Up2019 IOS Endurance Results

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How To Use Sailing Dog Bones

allen dog bones

We know what you’re thinking “how can a dog bone be used on a sailboat? We’re not playing fetch!”.

Well, the type of dog bone we’re talking about here is not something you would want to feed to your favourite four legged friend.

No, the type of dog bone we are talking about is a small, lightweight, ‘dog bone’ shaped piece of aluminium. And they are becoming increasingly more popular on modern sailboats.

So, in this article we will explain a few useful ways to use a dog bone that will soon have you fetching one from your tool bag! 


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