Sailing Clubs

Sailing Clubs

Address: Shore Road, Aberdour, Burntisland, Fife

Aberdour is situated on the north shore of the Firth of Forth approximately 6 miles east of the Forth Bridge.

Aberdour Boat Club was founded in 1930. The Club encourages and supports the enjoyment of water-based sports including yachting, dinghy sailing, motorboating, kayaking and windsurfing.

The Club hosts a series of events throughout the year, both on and off the water. New members and participants are always welcome. The club is affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association (RYA).

Address: The Clubhouse, The Harbour, Elie Leven, Fife

EESC enjoys a wonderful location on the north coast of the Firth of Forth. It has excellent facilities for dinghies and yachts, a modern well-equipped Clubhouse, sailing and social events and a Blue Flag beach.

Elie harbour dries to a sandy bottom and it is most suited to dinghies, bilge keel or centreboard yachts, up to about 30 feet long. However, the two visitor berths are ideal for a mid-season scrub for slightly larger yachts. Fresh water is provided at the visitor berths. Deep-water moorings are also available and larger craft should take the southerly mooring buoy.

Address: Main Street, Lower Largo, Leven, Fife

Largo Bay Sailing Club is a dinghy racing club on the south coast of Fife less than an hour from Edinburgh and Perth. The bay is sheltered, little affected by the tides and is reckoned to be one of the best sailing areas in Scotland. We have handicap racing on Sundays from March to October with an additional race on Wednesday evenings from May to the beginning of September.

We race a variety of boats at the club including 29er, 505, RS400, RS600, RS800, Laser 4000, Laser 3000, Laser 2000, Laser eps, Laser, Laser Radial, Laser Pico, Buzz, Contender, Solo, Finn and Mirror.

A couple of years ago we opened an extension to the clubhouse giving us bigger changing rooms and increasing the number of showers threefold. A state of the art gas boiler has been installed to ensure these showers can run hot forever! We have an active junior training section using the club Laser Picos and are currently developing an adult training facility using Laser 2000s that we hope will bring sailors back into the sport.

Address: East Shore Road, Newburgh, Cupar, Fife
KY14 6BB

Our membership is mainly dinghies with a few dayboats out on moorings. We welcome all abilities as long as they have an interest in sailing. In recent years the Solo fleet has expanded to something like 13 boats. The river is tidal and we sail about 2 hours each side of high water.

We always manage several cruises throughout the year and often sail upriver and take a picnic to places like Inchyra where there is a Civil Service Boat Club, to one of the old salmon stations or to Elcho Castle. It is also possible to sail quite far up the River Earn which joins the Tay just upriver from Newburgh. Cruises downriver to Dundee and beyond are also possible. Some of our more adventurous members have taken their small boats right round the coast via St Andrews to the East Neuk Fife harbours on the Firth Of Forth.

In recent years we have run successful ‘Introduction to Sailing courses’ which have helped increase our membership. We also run training courses for powerboat and rescue boat so that members can share the rescue boat duties.

Address: Emberton Country Park, Emberton, Olney, Buckinghamshire

Small family sailing club, running racing series and part of Milton Keynes Champion Clubs consortium. Racing Sundays and Wednesday evenings in summer. Free sailing all year round. Welcome new members. Contact by email to the Commodore or through the website.

Address: The Riverside, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire

River club for dinghy racing on the best reach of the upper Thames. Established since 1884, this club provides a quality environment, high class catering and great sailing. Excellent for families.

So if you are seeking to enjoy a lively and popular sport in surroundings that welcome both families and individuals of all ages, then come and visit us at Bourne End. The clubhouse contains an excellent bar and provides superb meals on club days, ensuring that everyone is able to enjoy the privileges that membership of Upper Thames Sailing Club provides.

Address: Windsor Esplanade, Butetown, Cardiff, Caerphilly
CF10 5BG

We are run on a voluntary non-profit making basis, and believe that all forms of boating should be affordable for local people in Cardiff Bay. We do not want to become a restricted centre for excellence but to allow members to participate in any level of activity that suits them. We also want to ensure that the traditional community activities can be retained so that our sport can be enjoyed by local people and visitors.

Address: CB25 9HZ

If you’ve seen the River Cam in Cambridge, you may find it hard to believe there’s a sailing club on such a narrow river. It’s a little wider where we sail and we have a good stretch of water that’s clear of trees. The CSC has thrived on the Cam since 1899.

The club owns several dinghies, which belong to these classes:

* Optimist (suitable for small children)
* Topper (for larger children or small adults)
* Mirror (for adults and/or children)
* Enterprise (mainly an adult boat)
* Laser (mainly an adult boat).

Members can sail these club boats free of charge, but most members have their own boats, which they keep at the club. Some are in the classes mentioned above, but they also include (or have recently included) these classes:

* Graduate
* Comet
* Scorpion
* British Moth
* Byte
* Merlin Rocket
* numerous other types.

We have over 30 sailing cruisers in the club, all owned by members. They range from traditional Broads style wooden boats (one with a topsail) to new fibreglass boats. Cruisers have access to the waters of the Great Ouse System.

A number of recognized classes are represented, notably the Jaguar 21 and Sailfish 18 classes. We have 12 Sailfish boats and we hold an annual open meeting for them, when we are joined by Sailfish owners from near and far. See photo of 13 Sailfish moored at Upware.

Address: Ely

Founded in 1946 on the banks of a disused clay pit, Ely Sailing Club is and friendly and welcoming place to enjoy dinghy sailing. The water and islands cover an area of approximately 40 acres and are surrounded by banks and trees which although scenic, make for interesting winds on occasions. The club has an extensive racing program, much of which is run from the race office adjacent to the main clubhouse. Anyone interested in starting racing will receive plenty of advice and encouragement from existing members.

Although racing has been an active part of club life for many years, there is also an active group of sailors who prefer to cruise around the waters in a variety of boats. The cruising group are active mostly on Saturdays during the sailing season while the racing predominantly takes place on Sunday afternoons. During the Summer months there is organised club sailing on Thursday evenings. As a fully recognised RYA Training Centre we offer introductory and beginners courses run by our own club instructors. Please see our “Training” section for more details.

Address: Perry, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
PE28 0BU

Grafham Water provides the ideal venue for sailors of all ages and abilities. There are over 1500 acres of water, with several slip-ways making access very easy.

The Clubhouse itself is well-equipped to make your visit pleasant and memorable!