Hampshire Sailing Clubs
Racing sailing boats is a passion at Hayling Island Sailing Club. As in most walks of life, every individual has a preference for the kind of racing that they wish to do, and in order to cater for these preferences, HISC provides a full and varied racing programme.
There are several classes active at the club, including three Junior and Youth classes, which provide whatever style of sailing a member may wish to choose, from una rig single hander to twin trapeze asymetric to keel boat. These include Optimists, Solos, 29er, RS Feva, RS Elite, Flying Fifteen etc
The ubiquitous Laser Laser Radial and Wayfarers are raced alongside various types of RS representing the more exotic side of the sport; catamarans are not sailed at Locks because there is insufficient compound space. There is also a cruiser sailing section.
Ashdown Sailing Club is a friendly club with members ranging from very experienced sailors, to novices who have never set foot on a boat before. The club puts crew and boat owners together on club cruises and rallies, both in the Solent area and further afield. The Club sails form the Solent and has Social meetings near East Grinstead.
We offer the chance to regularly meet other enthusiasts and experience the pleasure of sailing in waters such as the Solent, the English Channel, across to France and the Channel Islands. By sailing with and meeting other like-minded people, members can draw on the extensive knowledge of others in a friendly, sociable atmosphere and at a very reasonable cost. We welcome a spectrum, from complete novices, who may only want to see what sailing is all about, to experienced boat owners, who appreciate the advantages of experienced crew and sailing in company. The Club sails from the Solent and has social meetings in Espom.
The Cody Sailing Club is an active and friendly dinghy and yacht cruising sailing club whose membership is drawn mostly from around the Farnborough and Portsdown, Hampshire area.We organise regular dinghy cruises on the sea and inland waters as well as yacht cruises and three camps. We provide RYA dinghy training within the club and welcome beginners through to experienced sailors. We have a fleet of two Comet Trios and one RS Vision for dinghy members to use all year round. Other activities involve friendly racing and many social activities including visits and talks. Please visit our website for more information on the club activities and to join.
with a strong family tradition, there are approximately 750 adult members and some 200 juniors and there is storage space for around 100 dinghies in the summer and 40 cruisers in the winter. The Emsworth Mud Slippers Sailing Club was officially formed in 1921, although an interest in sailing can be traced back earlier than this, but it was not until 1963 that the club purchased a home of its own in the Anchor, South Street.
In 1977, the club purchased the long derelict mill and the members started the huge task of making it into the award winning building and thriving sailing club that it is today. ESSC is very much a “members club” relying on volunteers to lead and support all the activities, both on and off the water, and the majority of the members live in Emsworth or nearby.
The object of the club is to encourage amateur sailing and boating and to provide and maintain a clubhouse and social facilities. We have novices of all ages learning to sail and members who are or have been national and international sailing champions and we enjoy competitive but friendly racing in both dinghies and yachts. We enjoy an active social programme and are fortunate to have one of the most attractive clubhouses in Chichester Harbour. The club is an RYA Recognised Training Centre and a Volvo Champion Club. We organise a wide range of courses on and off the water for our members throughout the year.
Hayling Ferry Sailing Club is situated on Hayling Island at the entrance to Langstone Harbour. It is a superb location which offers sailing for Catamarans and Monohulls at any tide. The racing programme starts in April and continues to the end of October. There are two races on selected Sundays. Trophy events and special events are planned throughout the season. From our superb location at the entrance to Langstone Harbour we are able to launch at all states of tide.
The surrounding area of Gunner Point with it”s sand dunes and vegetated shingle is a splendid place for family days out, and for the naturalists there are rare birds and plants to be found. Our facilities are modest, comprising a clubhouse, changing rooms and toilets. Major maintenance being carried out by all-hands at Work Parties held at the beginning and end of the sailing season. Ample car parking is in the area around the club. The Dinghy Park is completely enclosed for secure boat parking and can be used for camping providing that access for other members and their boats is kept cle
Hill Head Sailing Club is a recognised RYA Training Centre and an accredited Volvo Champion Club. HHSC is also an RYA Onboard club in order to help local groups experience sailing. Our principal objective is to encourage small boat sailing and racing. The Club also has an active cruiser section. We are a self-help club and expect all members to volunteer for various duties undertaken throughout the club for management sailing and social events.
Portchester Sailing Club is located in the upper reaches of Portsmouth Harbour, adjacent to Portchester Castle. Founded in 1928, the club caters for dinghy sailors, yacht sailors and fishermen, supported by a great social programme. Whatever your level of interest in sailing and leisure boating, Portchester Sailing Club has something to offer you.
Dinghy sailing takes place at the club between April and October. Racing is held on Wednesday and Friday evenings, and at the weekends. Recreational sailing can take place at all states of the tide. The junior section is particularly well supported with a large Topper fleet.
The club has recently achieved Volvo RYA Champion Club status, which recognises the strength of the junior programme and quality of coaching. The club holds RYA Training Centre status and offers courses for both adults and children. A wide range of dinghy courses are offered, and also powerboat and first aid training. The club owns several craft for use by club members for both training and recreational purposes. We welcome volunteers who are able to help with instruction in any capacity.
The Royal Lymington Yacht Club is a prestigious, well run, and friendly club of high reputation both on the water and ashore. New members are always welcome The Club”s objectives are to encourage and promote yachting in all its aspects, and to maintain a clubhouse and other facilities for the use of members and visiting yachtsmen. The emphasis of the Club is very much on the practical enjoyment of sailing and motor-boating, to which the extensive racing and social programme is an adjunct.