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Welcome to the East Coast Pilot website

East Coast Pilot’ is the best-selling pilot book for the coast, rivers and creeks between Great Yarmouth and Ramsgate, now in its 4th Edition and written solely by us for all who cruise these waters, just as we do.

The web resource for  Imray’s

                  ‘East Coast Pilot’

- the first choice for East Coast cruising

Site last updated 13 Jan 2017

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- local news items that affect pilotage and

Navigation around the ECP area.

Latest: Missing buoy on Lake Lothing…

Keep in touch with the ECP Community

- sign up for our free email newsletters.                       - ask Honorary Port Pilots for personal advice.

- submit suggested book updates.                               - contact the Team.

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Book Updates

- keep your 4th Edition of ECP bang up to date with our unique service.

Most recent updates Jan 2017, Crouch chapter.


- links to East Coast

weather information


- download and print chartlets of the Deben and Ore entrances that are created from the latest Trinity House surveys.

- download and print other useful diagrams for the East Coast.


- tidal predictions for East Coast locations.

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ECP Talks coming up soon:

Saturday 21st January - Conyer Cruising Club, at Swale Marina.

Friday 3rd February - Lowestoft Cruising Club (in conjunction with Royal Norfolk & Suffolk YC) at RN&SYC.

Saturday 18th February - Shotley Point YC Technical Day conference, at The Shipwreck, Shotley Marina.


Ian Ward