Sailing in West Sussex
Littlehampton MarinaLittlehampton Marina is a family run Marina on the South Coast of England between Brighton and Chichester. The Marina is situated on the side of the river Arun ten minutes from the open sea and adjacent to the only undeveloped section of the coastline and is both charming and full of character.
The Marina can accommodate approximately 120 boats on the water with a further 60 across two safe and secure boat storage compounds.
Angmering Open Dinghy ClubFriendly sailing club for those who want to sail dinghies from the beach with self confessed basic facilities and a full programme of events.
Arun Youth Aqua CentreThe Arun Youth Aqua Centre is aimed at young people between the ages of 8-18 who want to get out on the water and learn to sail. All the equipment you need to get started is provided, just a change of clothes from you.
You will get wet but it is fun and educational at the same time and you could be helming a dinghy within a few weeks of joining. If you are willing to learn whilst having fun expert help is always on hand so you could very soon be the next Ben Anslie or Ellen McArthur as we have a variety of boats that will take you from a novice, all the way through the RYA youth scheme stages 1-4 to your Dinghy Instructor’s if you wish. Sailing is not expensive at AYAC because we are reliant on our volunteers.
Bognor Regis Yacht ClubBognor Regis Yacht Club have a clubhouse by the sea and enjoy "the bar, catamaran, dinghy, fishing, golf, topper, 420's windsurfing and just being by the sea".
The Club like to think of themselves as less formal than the average yacht club.
They also have windsurf racing.
Brighton & Sussex Universities Sailing ClubFor students of the Brighton Universities only.
Brighton Marina Yacht ClubThe club is located in Brighton marina and has active cruising, diving, racing, motorboat and social sections.
Brighton Sailing ClubA dinghy sailing club located on Brighton Beach who sail and race both monohulls and catamarans.
Crawley Mariners Yacht ClubCrawley Mariners sail virtually all classes of dinghy on Hedgewood Lake.
The club has a number of Topper and other class boats which can be used by members who do not own their own dinghy.
Felpham Sailing ClubRacing for all types of mono hull dinghies takes place every Sunday throughout the Summer and the club hosts a major dinghy championship every 2 years.
Lancing Sailing ClubLancing Sailing Club race on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the Summer.
Littlehampton Sailing & Motor ClubLittlehampton Sailing Club is located on the non-Littlehampton side of the River Arun and dates back to 1896.
The club has ambitious plans to upgrade its moorings and facilities in the not too distant future.
Pagham Yacht ClubAll purpose go ahead sailing sports club whose members sail, windsurf, fish and generally enjoy being near one of the most beautiful spots on the Sussex coast.
The clubhouse and launch facilities are on the beach and launching is generally possible 24 hours a day.
Shoreham Sailing ClubLocated on the West Bank of the Adur and racing Laser, Merlin Rocket, Fireball, Wayfarer, Phantom, Handicap and Catamaran classes.
Although racing is generally held out at sea, the club also sail in the river estuary from time to time.
Sussex RegattaLarge regatta held over the Easter weekend organised by the Sussex Combined Yacht Clubs - Brighton Marina Yacht Club, Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club & Sussex Yacht Club.
Sussex Yacht ClubThe Sussex Yacht Club has river frontage on the South Bank of the River Adur together with a slipway, hard and boat-shed next to its Shoreham Clubhouse.
Weir Wood Sailing ClubThe club sails at Weir Wood Reservoir close to Forest Row.
The club was recently winner of an RYA club of the year award. The RYA cited the club's successful youth member recruitment and work with Friends of the Deaf and the British Association of the Hard of Hearing as factors behind the award.
The RYA described Weir Wood's facilities for less able bodied sailors as "Fantastic". Our congratulations to all involved with the club.
Worthing Yacht ClubWorthing Yacht Club is based on the beach two miles west of Worthing. A significant proportion of the club's members are either windsurfing members or both sail and windsurf.
Racing takes place every Sunday except in winter and there is midweek evening racing too in the summer.
The club also cruises and has a thriving juniors section.
Sailing Clubs in Chichester HarbourThere are also many sailing clubs in Chichester Harbour and we have listed these on a separate page - Sailing Clubs in Chichester Harbour
Useful sailing information
Tide TablesAdmiralty EasyTide - it's a very good service but the claim "Choose any date between 100AD and up to 50 years in the future and access tide predictions for 7 or 14 days at a time." is surely showing off. I know there's nothing like planning ahead, but surely this is excessive.
Littlehampton PortContains some weather and tide information for Littlehampton Port.
Littlehampton Harbour BoardVery useful site covering the harbour's facilities, navigation safety, and full of information to help you get the most out of your use of the Littlehampton Harbour and the River Arun, whether you are fishing, diving, sailing or involved in more commercial use of the port.
Marinas in Sussex
Littlehampton MarinaGood site giving all the essential information about Littlehampton's 120 berth marina.
Brighton Marina VillageThe biggest marina complex in Europe, Brighton Marina contains a mixture of flats, shopping, cinema, bowling and.....oh yes.......boats.
The marina contains a David Lloyd Centre and Indoor Golf Centre.
More importantly it's also home to over 1600 yachts.
Chichester SailingYou can charter this 33ft yacht and yachtmaster and cruise around Chichester harbour and the Solent.
West Sussex Schools and Youth Sailing AssociationWSSYSA exists to promote sailing among young people. In addition to owning a number of dinghies it runs courses and an annual regatta.
Sussex SailabilitySussex Sailability is the local branch of the RYA's Sailability programme and was set up by the Sussex Yacht Club.
Its purpose is to encourage and enable disabled people to sail using a range of specially adapted boats and facilities.
Deaf Sailing UK ClubThe Deaf Sailing UK Club promotes sailing for deaf people via offshore cruising, dinghy, training and social programme events.
It's based in Shoreham and its partners include the Sussex Yacht Club, RYA Sailability and the Rona Trust, which runs the London Sailing project.
- Bognor Regis
- Burgess Hill
- East Grinstead
- Haywards Heath
- Boat Builders
- Boat Moorings
- Other Watersports
- Yacht Brokers
- Yacht Chandlers
- Chichester Harbour Sailing Clubs
- Horse riding
- Mountain bike
- Table tennis
- More Sussex sports
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