Essex Sailing Clubs
Many classes of dinghies are sailed at Weir Wood including:RS 400 RS 200 / Laser 2000 Laser (we have one of the biggest laser fleets in the south of England with regular turnouts of 20+ boats) RS 600 Enterprise, Fireball and Optimists.
With a history spanning over 130 years, the AYC offers its members a warm welcome in comfortable, traditional surroundings, with some of the most spectacular views of the Thames Estuary. The cliff-top location of the clubhouse opposite the jetty is the ideal place to relax with friends for a drink after a hard day’s work. the jetty and slipway are available for members to enjoy some fun out on the water. The Alexandra welcomes new members, including children.
Ardleigh Sailing Club is a thriving and friendly club situated just outside Colchester, Essex. The 136 acres of water provide an excellent resource for racing, training or just cruising. There are many facilities for family sailors, racers and those who just like to relax and socialise. The clubhouse includes recently refurbished changing rooms, wet and dry lounges, bar and galley. The clubhouse and boat berths are conveniently close to the water and there are
Competitive racing occurs all year round amongst the many different types of dinghy at the club. Sunday morning and Wednesday evening series are both keenly contested. In the winter months, the Winter and Frostbite series see a large influx of visiting boats to take advantage of excellent close racing. During the season a number of open meetings are held for various classes, drawing in competitors from all over the country.
Training is given a high priority at Ardleigh. The water is perfectly suited for beginners and improvers, with it’s easy launching facilities and challenging winds. The club has three support boats and a number of trained instructors amongst the committee. Courses are run throughout the summer and there is an active youth scene at the club.
We are a friendly club, positively welcoming new members, whether novices or world champions. We aim to cater for all sailing tastes with our active dinghy, cruiser and windsurfing sections, however powerboats are not permitted at the club. Formed some 50 years ago by sailors from the Harlow area, we are situated at Maylandsea on Lawling Creek, off the tidal River Blackwater. We’re about 25 minutes drive from Chelmsford and 10 minutes from Maldon. We own a private wooden jetty extending well out into the creek, permitting sailing some 2 to 3 hours either side of high water. Our well equiped clubhouse provideds extensive views over the creek and saltings and features a bar and galley.
Our home water is the Colne/Blackwater estuary, an area that provides us with sheltered sea sailing at all states of the tides – not to mention some of the most unspoilt coastline in the South.
For racing the location is unbeatable, for pottering, its creeks and rivers offer a lifetime of hideaways to explore and wildlife to discover.
The club boasts excellent facilities – including a wide launching ramp, adjacent dinghy and private car park, large bar and galley and spacious changing rooms.
Our south-facing terrace borders the sandy beach which provides a safe place for the little ones to play whilst mum or dad are sailing.
Clacton Sailing Club is a friendly Club that offers racing, sail training, a variety of membership options along with boat compound facilities.
Affiliated to the RYA, Clacton-On-Sea Sailing Club is situated at the extreme eastern boundary of Clacton within the Holland-On-Sea Country Park, and is16 miles from Colchester in North East Essex, the Club is only a few miles from the national duel carriageway system
One of the finest Yacht Clubs on the East Coast of England, the Colne Yacht Club, based at Brightlingsea near Colchester in Essex sports the finest views out over Brightlingsea Creek, the River Colne and the Blackwater Estuary.
Situated at the top of the Hard in Brightlingsea Creek, and with its own private floating jetty and launching ramp reaching out to the low water line, the club offers easy, clean access to the water. There is parking space under the front of the club for loading and unloading and short stays of 12 hours or less.
Creeksea sailing club is located close to Burnham on Crouch with access at all states of tide to the Crouch upstream of the moorings in Burnham. The club caters for both Racing and Cruising members, with a large fleet of Phantom single-handed dinghies.
Facilities include a boat house and changing rooms away from the river frontage, extensive car parking and ample dinghy compound space. Membership costs are very reasonable and the club welcomes all dinghy sailors.
Originally founded in 1890, and sited around 1/4 mile to the East of the picturesque old town of Leigh, the EYC is a family club and is particularly proud of its Cadet section, with over 100 cadets. An extensive sailing program is run from Easter to October, with races and events that cater for beginners in Optimists through to Asymetrics and Cruisers