Marconi SC, an RYA Champion Club and RYA approved training centre has donated £13,000 to local sailing charity, the Cirdan Trust, following a successful East Coast Piers Race in July 2016.  The charity, based in Bradwell-on-Sea, has long been a beneficiary of Marconi’s fundraising efforts and money raised from the club hosting the race.     

In 2016, 65 entrants took part in the race, which starts from the club’s base in Steeple and sees competitors race out of the Blackwater Estuary up to Walton On The Naze.    

Leoni Back from The Cirdan Trust was on hand to receive the cheque from Marconi’s Commodore Michaela Glynn which the charity has promised to put towards essential repairs to their fleet that will enable their boats to carry on providing life changing sailing experiences for young children.  

Marconi are hoping for another record year of entrants and fundraising as they celebrate the 30th East Coast Piers Race due to take place on 2nd July. 

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