Sailing Clubs

Sailing Clubs

Address: The Clubhouse, Stewartby Lake, Green Lane, Stewartby, Bedfordshire
MK43 9LY

Stewartby is located in the very centre of Bedfordshire and is only a few minutes journey away from Bedford.  Not only do we a great location but we are also blessed with many facilities for our members to make full use of. Lets start with the lake as its the biggest expanse of water used for sailing in the area.

Although we do share the lake with powerboats the section are divided up and all safety precautions are followed. The lage is almost a mile long and we always get a good steady breeze on the lake, although we do get the occasional shift just to keep the sailors on their toes. The club owns 4 rescue boats, 2 rigid inflatables and 2 dories. They are all in correct working order and run almost every weekend to make our sailors feel safe. We also have a number of sailboats which are ready to be hired and sailed for a small fee. There are 2 long slipways and a beach for catamarans, making launching a pleasure.

We also have the means to run racing every weekend all year round from the race control hut. The boatpark has a very good capacity and there is still room for more members boats. The park has roadways for easy access and tie downs so all the boats are secure. The club also has a very large steel fence giving good security and access to members only.

The clubhouse is large enough for our members and has many facilities to take advantage of. We have a bar which is open most days when sailing is taking part. A Galley to keep everyone going, they serve hot and cold food as well as hot and cold drinks at very reasonable prices. We also hav a confortable bar area and a wet area where wet sailors can sit. There are also toilets and changing rooms with hot showers. The sailing section supports a RYA recognised sailing School. Courses are run on a regular basis for the RYA Young Sailors Scheme and the RYA Adult Scheme. They also run powerboat courses.

Address: Hangar Road, Theale, Reading, Berks

Burghfield Sailing Club is one of the largest inland sailing clubs in the country. The lake has over 200 acres of sailable water and lies along the beautiful Kennet Valley so benefiting from the prevailing south-westerly winds. The club is open every day from sunrise to sunset. You can race on most Sundays and on Wednesday evenings during the summer. The club membership is made up of dinghy sailors with some sailbords. Fleet racing is very popular with Lasers, Enterprises, RS400s, RS200s, Phantoms, National 12s, Blazes, 420s and Toppers plus many others racing in fast and slow handicap classes.

Address: Berries Road, Cookham, Berks

CRSC is a friendly, family club sailing a variety of boats from Merlin Rockets to Toppers on a delightful reach of the River Thames at Cookham. We have excellent Club facilities, a spacious boat park for storage, club boats that can be borrowed and an active social scene for all ages. Spring, Summer and Autumn racing is organised on Sundays, with Summer casual sailing on Saturday afternoons. We welcome all ages and levels of experience! Help and guidance are given to novice sailors, both adults and cadets, together with introductions to nearby RYA approved courses.

Address: Queen Mother Reservoir, Horton Road, Horton, Berks

Datchet Water Sailing Club is a modern club set on a large inland reservoir providing a complete package for every type of sailor. It is set with magnificent views overlooking Windsor Castle. Our Water The sailing water is 475 acres or over 1 mile (almost 2 km) in diameter – making it one of the largest inland areas in Southern England. It”s large and flexible enough to provide year round sailing for all boat classes and ideal for hosting sailing events of all levels from junior, club through to large international events.

Ease of launching with over 300 meters of beach area all over looked by Windsor Castle and the Great Park make Datchet a stunning venue to visit. Our Facilities The club has everything required onsite. The waterside clubhouse provides a bar, catering, a newly completed lounge and conference facility offering panoramic views of the entire reservoir. This is great for family and friends to watch the action on the water. In addition there is a professional on site Chandlery, Purple Marine, Datchet Watersports Sailing School and the Topper International Sailing centre. We have extensive car and boat parking facilities. The club also has a wet training rooms where coaches can bring their student direct from the water and debrief, show videos etc. A complete package for family or keen race circuit sailors

Sailing Available almost every day apart from Monday”s when the club is closed. Safety cover is provided at all times. On Wednesday evenings during the summer, there is a very popular handicap series for everyone of all abilities to join in. This is a great way to break up the week. Sunday is the day when the main class racing series takes place starts are available for Laser, slow handicap, fast handicap, Asymmetric and Catamarans. The club works closely with the RYA being a training establishment and a champion club. Many RYA conferences and coaching events are held at the club.

Address: Baltic Wharf, Floating Harbour, Bristol

A club dedicated to racing sailing dinghies for enjoyment. Small-scale, friendly and competitive. We offer good facilities, and helpful advice to intermediates and those new to dinghy racing. All in the heart of the Historic City of Bristol. We sail a handicap fleet, to Portsmouth Number. Classes currently on the water are: Laser, Firefly, Comet, Scorpion, Laser Radial, Mirror, Topper, Enterprise, Solo, Lark, OK, Wanderer, Finn and Supernova You don”t need your own boat to race – The Club owns four Toppers (and are preparing a Laser and a Wanderer) that are available (for members only) for a nominal donation.

Address: Mead lane, Saltford, Bristol
BS31 3ER

Bristol Avon Sailing Club was founded in 1955 by a band of local sailors keen to make use of the River Avon on their doorstep for the then rapidly expanding sport of dinghy sailing. Several club-owned training boats are available for occasional loan to new club members to help them get into the swing of things. These boats – Toppers and Comets – enable beginners to get on the water prior to taking a decision on which of the many different types and classes of boat would suit them best to buy.

Address: Sugar Loaf Beach, Belton Road, Portishead, Bristol
BS20 8DR

We offer a full range of dinghy sailing, from to instruction for complete beginners to top-class racing . Most of all we offer a friendly welcome to sailors of all ages and stages. The club began in 1955 at Sugar Loaf Beach in Portishead to promote the sport of sailing on the Bristol Channel. More than 50 years on we have grown from humble beginnings to one of the leading coastal sailing clubs in the South West.

We are proud of our National Champions and World Championship competitors. However we are also able to offer sailing to everybody regardless of their ability. Some years ago we entered into partnership with Training Saints, a watersports tuition company, to become a RYA Accredited Training Centre. This means we are can offer formal sailing qualifications, from complete beginner upwards, together with instruction in windsurfing, powerboating and personal watercraft. We also have a Cadet section for young people.

Address: North Beach,Greystones, Co Wicklow

Since its early days in 1968 Greystones Sailing Club has established a reputation for organising National and Regional Championships and has hosted a number of prestige events like the Helmsmen Championships the Enterprise Leinsters and National Championships the Mirror National and Eastern Championships Wayfarer Leinsters and National Champions Laser Championships GP 14 Purcell Trophy 420 National Championships, Minstral Windsurfing Championships, the inaugural RS400 National Championships in 2001 again in 2002 with the inagural RS200 National Championships

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Address: Chichester Marina, Birdham
PO20 7EJ

The CYC Dinghy section provides a full and varied programme of racing from two weeks before Easter until the end of October.

Address: The Wynd, Dalgety Bay, Dunfermline, Fife
KY11 9SJ

Dalgety Bay Sailing Club is situated on the north shore of the Firth of Forth approximately 3 miles East of the Forth Rail Bridge. The club lies in its own extensive coastal grounds complete with a high tide access harbour. The clubhouse itself has unrivalled views out over the river to Edinburgh and the Forth Bridges.

During the sailing season, dinghy racing takes place on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Junior and adult training takes place on Tuesday evenings and Keelboat racing takes place on Friday evenings.