Founded at Hawkridge Reservoir in 1962 and moved to Durleigh in 1992. We are a small, friendly, family club sailing on the Durleigh Reservoir, Near Bridgwater with a sailing area of about 60 acres.
From our base at Sugar Loaf Beach in Portishead, we offer the full spectrum of dinghy sailing, from top-class racing to instruction for complete beginners. The club prides itself on its friendly and open atmosphere and I am confident you will come to appreciate this during your time with us.
A wide variety of Classes are represented at Portishead, with the fleet being split into three Classes dependent on Portsmouth No. The Class 1 Fleet (boats with a PN of 1020 and below) comprises of a wide variety of Classes ranging from RS 400s, 700s and 800s, to Fireballs, B14s and 505s. The Class 2 Fleet (boats with a PN of 1021 to 1200) comprises of an equally wide variety of Classes ranging from Laser 3000s and RS200s through to Lasers, Europes, Lightnings and Enterprises. The Class 3 Fleet (boats with a PN of 1201 and above comprises mainly of Toppers and Mirrors.
Somerset Youth & Community Sailing Association is a non-profit making, charitable organization, run by volunteers. It was founded in the 1970's to teach people from Somerset or beyond to sail. In 2008 the RYA awarded us Volvo Champion Club and Onboard development status. We also achieved RYA Sailability Foundation status.